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Decision details

Waste Management Policies Review 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report sets out how waste management services are to be delivered, ensuring every flat and maisonette (regardless of tenure) has the opportunity to recycle paper, cardboard, cans, glass and plastic bottles, following the Integrated Waste Management Contract (IWMC) review.

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene: approves the implementation of the revised polices as set out in the report to provide clear parameters to residents as well as the service provider on how waste and recycling services will be delivered to flat and maisonette type properties in the City.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposals in relation to the allocation of capacity for flats agreed in January 2017 were made in preparation for the Council retendering the current contract and set out ambitious proposals that we hoped to be able to achieve through retendering of the services.  The revised proposals reflect both the outcome of the IWMC review and the policy goal set by Cabinet in January 2017 and will ensure that every flat and maisonette will have the opportunity to recycle paper, cardboard, cans, glass and plastic bottles in line with other households across the city. 

Alternative options considered:

In making the recommendations, alternative options were considered and rejected. The alterative options considered were:

 

 

i)       Do nothing and make no changes to how services are delivered to flats and maisonettes. However, this was rejected as it would leave a large number of flats and maisonettes without a full recycling service, leaving an imbalanced service offer across the City, and would not result in the policy objective set by Cabinet in January 2017 being achieved.

 

ii)       Roll out the proposals agreed in January 2017 to flats and maisonettes. However, this approach was rejected as it would erode the efficiency savings realised from the implementation of the brown bin.

Publication date: 17/12/2018

Date of decision: 17/12/2018

Effective from: 22/12/2018

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