Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
The council's Household Waste Recycling Centre Access Policy was modified in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time a separate Inert Waste Policy which placed limits on the amount of inert wastes that residents could deliver to Household Waste Recycling Centres, with the option to pay for additional amounts, was suspended.
In March 2021 a temporary Access Policy was approved which sought to maintain some of the benefits of the changes that were introduced as a result of the pandemic, most notably a move from a paper based 'permit' scheme to the use of appointments.
This report proposes a revised formal Household Waste Recycling Centre Access Policy which incorporates much of the temporary policy already being delivered. However, to address concerns in relation to a sustained increase in inert waste being delivered to Household Waste Recycling Centres since the suspension of the inert waste policy, the proposed Access Policy also includes for placing a limit on the amount of inert waste that can be delivered in vans and trailers to 3 x 25kg bags or items (or equivalent) per appointment. This quantity is in excess of original policy limits but without an option to pay for more.
The Cabinet approved the recommendation as set out in the report, with the following amendment:
The following text as set out in the Policy in Appendix 'A' of the report:
· The deposit of inert waste is restricted to 3 x 25kg bags or items (or equivalent) during any appointment.
Be replaced with:
· The deposit of inert waste using a van or trailer is restricted to 3 x 25kg bags or items (or equivalent) during any appointment.
Corporate Priorities : Delivering better services;
Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);
Contact: Steve Scott Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01772 533755.
Date of decision: 08/02/2024
Effective from: 14/02/2024