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Waste review recommendations to be considered

Posted on : 07 Feb 2019

Waste review recommendations to be considered
Waste review recommendations to be considered

The recommendations of a cross-party working group set up to review findings relating to waste management services across Caerphilly county borough will be discussed next week (Tuesday 12th February).
The council, like others across Wales, has actively engaged with Welsh Government’s Collaborative Change Programme since 2015 – with Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) carrying out a series of reviews on a range of waste management services over that time. The cross-party working group was established to discuss and review the initial findings, and to offer recommendations on a future direction.
A report to the council’s Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee next week gives an overview of the areas that have been explored through the waste review; including the council’s recycling collection systems, options around a waste transfer station and potential rationalisation of household waste recycling centres in the future.
Cabinet Member, Cllr Nigel George said, “As a council we’re already performing well when it comes to waste management, and we’re consistently among the highest performing in Wales for achieving ambitious Welsh Government recycling targets.
“The cross-party Waste Review Group was established to explore in-depth the initial review findings on our waste management services and offer their views on ensuring the waste services we provide in future suit our needs and those of our communities.
“None of the views in the report propose significant changes that would affect our residents adversely, and it’s evident from the findings that our waste collection systems are already performing well. The views will be considered next week, with a view to the Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee members supporting the proposal that officers will formulate detailed reports for consideration by Cabinet in the future as appropriate”.

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