Council seeks residents’ views on potential changes to
Government has made available £250million of funding for local
authorities to help streamline and improve recycling and refuse
collections. Broxbourne Council is undertaking a review of its
services and has submitted initial ideas that could attract
funding, increase recycling levels and offer greater
The Council welcomes comments on
these first-stage proposals and residents’ views will inform
the final bid for funding. The bid will be submitted on 17 August
2012 and the outcome should be known in October 2012.
A number of changes are being considered.
These are outlined below and could change following the
· To introduce
weekly food and garden waste collections
The Council could either increase the frequency of the
current food and garden waste collection service from
fortnightly to weekly or introduce a separate collection of food
waste from a large kitchen caddy. In both options cardboard would
no longer be recycled in the same load, directed to dry recycling
To retain weekly refuse collections
Collections of refuse (non recyclable waste) would take place
weekly in sacks, as they do currently, or your rubbish could be
placed in and collected from wheeled bins provided by the
To make recycling easier by combining all dry recylables
into one container
All recyclable materials (glass, plastic,
cardboard, paper and cans) could be placed into one container for
collection. This should be more convenient for residents and
collections will continue to take place fortnightly. The new
container could be a wheeled bin, large sack or existing kerbside
boxes could continue to be used.
All of the available options are subject to
financial analysis and will be tested for practicality. Residents'
views will be taken into account and will help to form the final
As the possible changes will affect Borough
residents, the Council would like to hear their views. Comments can
be made via an online
survey or in writing.
Councillor Ray Hannam, Cabinet Member for
Public and Environmental Protection, says:
“The Council is continually seeking to improve
its services and one way it could do so is by making it easier for
residents to recycle more of their waste. This would be good
for the environment and reduce unnecessary expenditure on
disposal. The publication of details of the £250 million fund
made available by the Government to support weekly collection
services is timely and fits in with the Council’s review of its
medium term recycling plan. If successful, the funding could be
used to enable service improvements that could encourage residents
who are not currently recycling their waste to do so.The survey is
an opportunity for residents to comment on possible changes to
services and I would very much welcome their feedback”.
For further information about the recycling
and refuse services offered by the Council, visit the
‘environment and planning’ section of the website.
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