Issue - meetings
Waste and Recycling Strategy 2018 - 2023
- Appendix 1 - Draft Waste and Recycling Strategy 2018 - 2023, item 36 PDF 61 KB View as HTML (36/2) 22 KB
Mrs Jennifer Shepherd, the Head of Environment and Public Realm introduced her report on the Waste and Recycling Strategy 2018-2023.
The Committee noted that following previous consultation with the Committee and a workshop with Members, a new Waste and Recycling Strategy had been drafted.
Mrs Shepherd also advised that the issue of recycling had recently been in the news regarding single use plastics. As a result of this central government had proposed a number of changes to policies and legislation, including putting a tax on coffee cups.
The Committee was informed that Maidstone was at the forefront of recycling and they were second in the table against other Kent authorities. A number of authorities had seen a decline in their recycling rates.
In response to questions from Members, Mrs Shepherd advised that:-
The satisfaction target for customers on recycling
was taken out as it was almost a given that the rate would be high.
There would not be any policing of bins, just
working with residents to get it right.
The last resort would be to take the bin away.
The Council had adopted a hard line with housing
providers and management companies on their communal areas which
had been successful.
· Roadshows and face to face engagement are targeted to areas where recycling rates are low.
RESOLVED: That the draft Waste and Recycling Strategy 2018-2023 as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be adopted and the actions contained within it are implemented.
Voting: For: unanimous