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Decision details

Container Charges Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report sets out the proposed increase in charges for new and replacement general (residual/waste) bins and bins for the garden waste collection service.  The report also proposes to increase the charge for new and replacement bins where the Council approves additional capacity to larger households.

 

Additionally, the report recommends that future annual price increases (to apply from April each year) will be directly linked to that year’s January Retail Price Index (RPIX) figure (and rounded to the nearest pound) to reflect the increased cost to the Council in delivering these services.

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves the revised charges set out in the report :

 

           The charge for new and replacement bins provided for general (residual/ non recyclable waste) to be £25 per container.

           The charge for new and replacement bins for the garden waste collection service to be £25 per container.

           The charge for new/ replacement containers where the Council has granted additional capacity to a household to be £35 for the new/ exchange of containers.

           To set any future price increases to apply from April each year, directly to that years January’s Retail Price Index (RPIX) figure, rounded to the nearest £1.

Reasons for the decision:

1.    The increase in the price of a new or replacement general waste containers will allow the Waste Management service to continue to contribute to supporting the Council in meeting its required budget savings for its 2019/20.

 

2.    The prices paid by the Council to Veolia are subject to an annual inflationary uplift from April each year, based on the January RPIX inflator and this is why this measure will be used to increase our prices each year. 

 

3.    The proposal to set any future price increases to apply from April each year, directly to that years January’s Retail Price Index (RPIX) figure, rounded to the nearest £1, will allow for a simple and transparent charging structure.

Alternative options considered:

The Council could continue to charge at the same rate and absorb inflationary increases reducing the amount of money the Council has to spend on providing other services such as supporting children and young peoples’ services and adult social care.

Publication date: 08/03/2019

Date of decision: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

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