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Garden waste subscriptions

Meeting: 27/07/2022 - Environment and Safe Communities Committee (Item 5)

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This report proposes increases to the cost of Garden Waste recycling subscriptions and Bulky Waste collection charges with effect from 1 September 2022. This is proposed to help cover rising operational costs, such as for fuel, bins, AdBlue and staffing costs.

Decision:

The Committee received a report proposing increases to the cost of Garden Waste recycling subscriptions and Bulky Waste collection charges with effect from 1 September 2022. This was proposed to help cover rising operational costs, such as for fuel, bins, AdBlue and staffing costs.

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)      Approve an increase to the cost of new and renewed garden waste subscriptions from 1 September 2022 as detailed in paragraph 2.4.1 of the report.

(2)      Approve an increase to the cost of bulky waste collections from 1 September 2022 as detailed in paragraph 2.4.2 of the report.

Minutes:

The Committee received a report proposing increases to the cost of Garden Waste recycling subscriptions and Bulky Waste collection charges with effect from 1 September 2022. This was proposed to help cover rising operational costs, such as for fuel, bins, AdBlue and staffing costs.

The following matters were considered:

a)            Increased operational costs. The Committee noted the increased operational costs which the Council was experiencing in relation to refuse and recycling services, including diesel, bins and AdBlue. These were estimated to be around £17,600 for garden waste and £1,120 for bulky waste services.

b)            Small bin subscriptions. The Committee noted that small (140-litre) garden bins were not available to new subscriptions. These bins had been made available to subscribers who wished to continue following the discontinuation of the previous garden waste bag service several years ago.

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)      Approve an increase to the cost of new and renewed garden waste subscriptions from 1 September 2022 as detailed in paragraph 2.4.1 of the report.

(2)      Approve an increase to the cost of bulky waste collections from 1 September 2022 as detailed in paragraph 2.4.2 of the report.