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Sheffield Council to Find a Way to Introduce the Food Waste Service Within the UK Government's Deadline by 2026

We the undersigned petition the council to Have you recently heard back in November 2023, Sheffield Council decided NOT to approve Sheffield’s household food waste service until bin contractors, Veolia’s contract ends in 2036 or 2038? I find this hard to imagine, why, because first Sheffield Council said they would not introduce any doorstep food waste service until 2023 and now back in November, Sheffield Council had a chance to meet that deadline but now they are telling Sheffield households they will have to wait until almost, 2036-2038 for Sheffield council to introduce a roadside food waste service? I find this hard to believe because one of the services Sheffield Council runs is called: Climate Change, delaying the road side food waste service is not tackling climate change is it?

It is not Sheffield’s tax payer’s problem that Sheffield Council decided to renew a waste contract with bin contractors, Veolia, back in 2017.

More to the point, the UK Government is giving UK councils funding to introduce the road side food waste service. But if you have decided to delay starting the roadside food waste service, are you not missing out on an opportunity to introduce it when the UK Government is giving UK councils funding to start the roadside food waste service? Would you, Sheffield Council, not take that opportunity to start the food waste service and tackle climate change, not forgetting a chance to cut back on plastic bags ,reduce the amount of plastic bags going into the black bin with rotten food waste in, not forgetting an opportunity to reduce the amount of plastic bags households fill up with in 2 weeks? This is an opportunity for Sheffield households to help reduce the amount of food waste they produce. Not forgetting Sheffield Council gave Sheffield households a second black bin for general waste. Would it not make more sense to use the second black bin for food waste instead? Maybe, just maybe you will only need an indoor caddy and compostable bin liners so households can use the second black bin to also help reduce food waste and help tackle climate change?

It took Lib Dem Councillors so long to introduce a food waste trial. Why would you wait until 2036-2038 to introduce a roadside food waste service?

I am disappointed to hear, Labour Councillors at Sheffield Council and Green Councillors, turned down such a brilliant opportunity when a UK Conservative Government is giving UK councils funding, plus an opportunity to start the roadside food waste service.

Started by: MohammedFaysal Ansar

This ePetition runs from 31/03/2024 to 10/06/2024.

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