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Action needed to improve waste services for residents – Councillor Roodhouse

December 27, 2017 6:16 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Jerry bin picAt the last full Council meeting of 2017 on 14 December, Councillor Jerry Roodhouse (Paddox) asked the Councillor responsible for Environment and Public Realm for an update on the work that is currently being undertaken by Warwickshire Waste Partnership.

The Warwickshire Waste Partnership was first established in 1998 and was set-up to forge closer working relationships between the County and District/Borough Councils, particularly with respect to developing a joint Waste Management Strategy. The Partnership is made up of elected Members and Officers from all the Warwickshire Authorities.

The Councillor responsible for Environment and Public Realm replied saying:

"The Warwickshire Waste Partnership is currently working to reduce the volume of household waste being sent to landfill and increase dry recycling across the County. As a partnership they are also looking at joint procurement opportunities, with regard to the purchase of vehicles, materials and the provision of new bins. The waste partnership is also exploring sharing resources to manage the increase in housing growth across the County. This involves the sharing of operational resources until each partnership authority has sufficient new growth to financially justify additional collection rounds."

Councillor Roodhouse then asked the Portfolio Holder when reports would be submitted to Cabinet and scrutiny committees outlining the opportunities identified by the Warwickshire Waste Partnership.

The Councillor responsible for Environment and Public Realm replied that this would happen as soon as the Warwickshire Waste Partnership had undertaken appropriate consultation and had firm proposals.

Agenda and report from Council on 14 December 2017 https://www.rugby.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/820/council

Warwickshire Waste Partnership