Decision details

Waste management

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Community Services submitted a report providing members with an update on recycling performance.


Performance on recycling of paper and cardboard had decreased particularly in the months either side of the Covid lockdown. Reasons for this were suggested. It was felt by officers that a new promotion of the paper collection would help reinstate the levels before Covid.


Members discussed the decline in paper recycling and how it might be increased again.


Councillor Berryman was given permission to speak on this item and commented upon the excellent recycling performance of green waste which had increased to 40% for the first half of 2021/22.




1.    Ask officers to implement a strategy to promote the collection of paper to the levels before Covid and discourage the disposal of contaminants in the recycling stream, and


2.    Ask officers to implement within the current financial year.


Publication date: 13/01/2022

Date of decision: 11/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2022 - Community Services

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