Decision details

Proposed Expansion of the Garden Waste Collection Service

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Technical Services provided the Cabinet with information relating to the proposed expansion of the garden waste collection service.  Since the previous roll out of garden waste bins in 2008, there had been a number of new housing estates that had been developed as well as pockets of the Borough missed from previous rollouts that had been identified by officers as needing a garden waste collection service.  The last two years had seen an increase in complaints from residents who were not part of the garden waste collection service, but had gardens and would have liked to be able to recycle their garden waste, to avoid trips to local household waste recycling centres and to avoid taking up valuable space in their residual waste bin. 


The benefits to the Council included increased recycling performance and increased householder access to service at no additional cost.




That the Cabinet:


(1)   approves the restructure and expansion of the garden waste collection service to all remaining known individual dwellings with gardens where it is economical to collect from; and


(2)  approves the Waste Infrastructure Capital Grant (WICG) spend of up to £68,640 to purchase bins for the expansion of the service to initially provide bins at no cost to residents.

Publication date: 20/01/2012

Date of decision: 12/01/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2012

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