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Response to Question on Recycling Rates/Residual Waste

Noting from the recent annual report on corporate performance that blue bin recycling rates have decreased over the past year and the proportion of black bin waste has increased, council requests a report to the next Environment & Community Scrutiny Committee enabling focused scrutiny of this situation and examination of potential emphases to reverse these trends and get back on track.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/08/2022

Decision due: 6 Oct 2022 by Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Climate Action and Environment

Department: Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service

Contact: Bode Esan, Head of Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service Email: bode.esan@scambs.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Hauk and Payne.

Background Information: Response to question on recycling rates/residual waste from Scrutiny committee meeting on 11 July 2022. Report has been prepared that will be presented to the next Committee Meeting - it identifies the trends over the last four years of all three waste streams which gives more context to the statistics and provides suggestive explanations regarding the figures cited in the question to council. It also lays out the plans and actions to bring the figures back on track within their targets.


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