Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To ensure the implementation is undertaken in
the most effective way possible and to increase awareness and
visibility of the timeline.
The Cabinet had before it a report * from the Operations Manager for Street Scene and Corporate Manager for People, Governance and Waste providing an update and review of the operational arrangements for rolling out the three weekly bin collection scheme in October 2022.
The Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change outlined the contents of the report and highlighted the new “Bin It 1:2:3” scheme. Very comprehensive information was available and FAQ’s with answers were on the website. Households had been written to. The overall intention was to reduce the carbon footprint, increase what is recycled and reduce residual waste, which would also make a saving of circa £160k per year. There would be initial costs but there would be savings down the line. The new scheme was planned to start on 10th October 2022.
Consideration was given to:
· The ‘modest’ increase in costs initially the regarding the bins, ancillary costs, education and enforcement.
· Were seagull sacks the best alternative to bins? It was confirmed that the team would be liaising with local residents regarding this.
· More information was needed about recycling rates so as to inform the budgetary process in the autumn. This should also include a cost/benefit analysis.
RESOLVED to note the report but also requested that a more in depth report on recycling be brought back to the Cabinet before December including consideration of how recycling was working in neighbouring local authorities. This would help to inform the Cabinet during budgetary considerations for next year.
(Proposed by Cllr R Chesterton and seconded by Cllr C Eginton)
Note: * Report previously circulated, copy attached to the minutes.
Report author: Matthew Page
Publication date: 16/08/2022
Date of decision: 09/08/2022
Decided at meeting: 09/08/2022 - Cabinet