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Minutes PDF 156 KB
that the minutes of the meeting of the Panel
held on 7th March, 2017, be received and approved.
Waste and Recycling - Scrutiny Introduction PDF 118 KB
The Scrutiny Manager
informed the Panel that both Garden Waste and Fly Tipping were
topics that had been added to the Scrutiny Workplan 2017 for
consideration. The Items were added following the introduction of
the Garden Waste Project in 2016. Members wanted to explore the
impact of this following its initial 12 months of
welcomed Edd de Coverly, Director of Place and Communities and Sam
Dennis, Service Lead for Waste and Environment, to the
The Service Lead undertook a presentation to
the Panel to enable Members to consider how the changes to the
Council’s waste collection service have been implemented and
the initial outcomes and performance of the service over the
previous 12 months.
The main points were considered as
The Council were aiming to increase recycling
rates to 65% by 2030 from the current rate of 34%, which had not
particularly increased since the previous introduction of the twin
In reality up to 20% of recyclable material
was still being put into the residual bins including dry
recyclables and garden waste.
Where Should the Waste Go?
Members were reminded that garden waste was
composted for reuse, dry recyclables were cleaned, sorted into
batches and turned into other things and residual waste usually
ended up in landfill or sent abroad to become someone else’s
The Project Plan
Deliveries took place of over 50,000 red 180
litre bins for residual waste and the black lidded bins were
repurposed into garden waste bins.
Residents were informed of the new waste collection service via
road shows, leaflets and social media.
Support was provided to residents by a Waste Advisor and Keep
Recognition of Success
Recognition was given to staff who worked
tirelessly to implement the new service taking up to 400 calls a
day during the implementation period.
The Waste Services Team were awarded a Chairman’s Special
Recognition Certificate for their hard work and made finalists of
the Keep Britain Tidy Network Award 2017.
Evaluation of Data
Following 12 month’s implementation the
Council’s recycling rate had increased by 9.26% up to a total
of 41% for 2016/17. The total tonnage
of residual waste collected had reduced by 10.86% and garden waste
collected and available for composting had increased by 97.72%.
Nottinghamshire Position – 2016/16 End
The Panel were advised that the Council were
now in third place overall in relation to the percentage of
household waste sent for reuse, recycling or
composting. This was a pleasing result
and was to be welcomed by the Council.
Estimated Disposal Costs 2016/17
Following implementation of the scheme, the
overall cost of disposing of residual waste, dry recyclables and
garden waste had resulted in a saving of £208,778.92.
Although implementation of the new waste
service had been successful, some unintended consequences of the
change had resulted in bin thefts, contamination and only a minimum
increase in dry recycling. The public
had also linked the changes to an increase in ...
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