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Proposal to Introduce a Replacement Waste Container Charging Policy

Meeting: 11/01/2017 - Cabinet (Item 63)

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To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment seeking approval to introduce a policy to charge for the replacement of waste containers.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    The Draft Replacement Waste Container Charging Policy included at Appendix 3 be approved for introduction on 1st April 2017;

 

2.    To levy a charge of £40 per black or green wheeled bin where a replacement with delivery is required and a charge of £30 where delivery is not required, to commence on 1st April 2017;

 

3.    The said charges be annually reviewed as part of the Fees & Charges Review Process.

 

4.    Requirement for residents to obtain a police crime number to qualify for a replacement waste container without charge be removed from the policy.

 

5.    Residents be required to complete a short web based form, or via an alternate method if appropriate, to prove the theft or loss of their assigned waste container.

 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Environment which sought approval to introduce a policy to charge for the replacement of waste containers.

 

Councillor Cook summarised key areas of the report, noting that the charge would incentivise residents to look after their replacement waste container and would additionally benefit the street scene. He commented that over time the size of the container would reduce to encourage residents to recycle, noting that a number of local authorities also had similar charges, which was aimed at reducing the cost of providing the service rather than generating a profit.  He concluded by reporting that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at their meeting on the 9th January 2017, had proposed the following recommendations which he was happy to accept:

 

a)    Requirement for residents to obtain a police crime number to qualify for a replacement waste container without charge be removed from the policy.

 

b)    Residents be required to complete a  web based form, or via an alternate method if appropriate, to prove the theft or loss of their assigned waste container.

 

RESOLVED:

 

c)    The Draft Replacement Waste Container Charging Policy included at Appendix 3 be approved for introduction on 1st April 2017;

 

d)    To levy a charge of £40 per black or green wheeled bin where a replacement with delivery is required and a charge of £30 where delivery is not required, to commence on 1st April 2017;

 

e)    The said charges be annually reviewed as part of the Fees & Charges Review Process.

 

f)     Requirement for residents to obtain a police crime number to qualify for a replacement waste container without charge be removed from the policy.

 

g)    Residents be required to complete a web based form, or via an alternate method if appropriate, to prove the theft or loss of their assigned waste container.