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Environmental Report - EAC

Meeting: 16/09/2021 - East Area Committee (Item 50)

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Minutes:

The Community Engagement and Enforcement Manager introduced the report and advised the fly tipping and environmental health figures shown in the officer’s report were for the period of 2020/21 and not 2021/22.

 

The Community Engagement and Enforcement Manager made the following comments in response to the Committee’s questions:

  i.  Would speak to the Shared Waste Service Team regarding the allocation of sites to deposit small electrical items for recycling; small electrical items could be taken to the community clean-up days which had been planned.

  ii.  Further community clean-up days had been scheduled to take place in approximately in the East during October and November and residents would be notified of the date via delivery of a event flyer. 

  iii.  Noted the comment to thank officers who had worked with those individuals who were magnet fishing.

  iv.  Was not aware of the ‘freelance’ scrap man working in East area. If unlicensed and operating this would be breaking the law. Would make the relevant officers aware to investigate the matter further and take the appropriate action.

  v.  Could not state that having to book an appointment at the tip had created an increase in fly tipping. Due to the pandemic, community clean ups had not been able to take place which may have had an impact. There could been several reasons.

 

Councillor Moore informed those present the City Council was looking to extend the number of recycling points for small electrical items. Mixed recycling was not permitted at some of these sites as they could be deposited in the blue bin.


The Chair of the Committee thanked the Community Engagement and Enforcement Manager for their report and for the hard work of all the officers that had been undertaken since the last report.