Decision - Wheelie Bin Recycling Trial

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Wheelie Bin Recycling Trial

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A report seeking approval to trial wheelie bins for mixed recycling (paper, card, cans, plastic bottles).


1.            That the committee approve a trial to introduce wheelie bins for the storage and collection of paper, card, cans and plastic bottles for recycling.


2.            That the committee approve funding for the trial, of up to £135,000 from corporate reserves in the 2015-16 financial year with repayments made over the two following financial years. The repayment will first be funded from any savings generated from increased recycling as a result of the trail, with any remaining repayment funded from identified underspends in the service area such as income generated from new textile recycling and commercial waste schemes.


3.            The trial will assess the impact of the container change on recycling rates, collection efficiency and resident satisfaction with the service to inform any decisions on wider roll out of wheelie bins. 


Report author: Jan Jonker

Publication date: 08/07/2015

Date of decision: 07/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 07/07/2015 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

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