Decision details

Review of Refuse and Recycling Bin Provision

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the revised provision and charging policy.



1.    To approve the revised bin provision policy as set out in paragraph 8 of the agenda report.

2.    As part of the procurement of any new Bins, consideration is given to the purchase of containers which maximise the use of recycled materials.

3.    Delegated authority is given to the Head of Environmental and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, to implement the Policy and its operational management as soon as practicable.

4.    If the Policy is adopted as laid out in 2 above, the s151 Officer uses his delegated authority to approve any fees laid out in this report, which are inconsistent with the schedule of fees and charges previously approved in the Council’s Budget for the 2021-22 financial year.


Reason: To provide for suitable and sufficient bins to meet the Council’s statutory and customer requirements for waste collection; to contribute to the financial needs of the Council within the current financial environment, through an appropriate charging policy for waste and recycling containers; and, to help meet the Council’s climate change emergency response, as laid out in its Carbon Neutrality Action Plan; specifically, the commitments to moving toward zero waste, through ongoing reductions in residual waste arising from domestic collections and further improvements in the amount of collected waste which is reused, composted or recycled.


[This matter has already been considered by the Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee.]


Report author: Richard Homewood

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 30/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Executive

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