Decision details

Recycling & MRF Investment Report - Part 2

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Special Scrutiny Committee
Report of the Director on the Recycling & Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Investment.


The Executive received a confidential report, which had already been considered by Place Scrutiny Committee on 25 June 2019 and detailed a number of options to improve the financial and environmental outcomes of the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), as well as meeting the expectations of residents and future government requirements in respect of recycling. Of the options presented, option 4 was identified as offering the best technical solution to address this.  Members’ attention was drawn to the detailed minutes of People Scrutiny which had been circulated.




(1)          The findings of the report be noted (Appendix 1 – Update to the Business Case Investigation of Options for Collection of Household Food Waste);


(2)          Option 4 (weekly kerbside-sort recycling collection, incorporating glass and food waste collection, with three weekly rubbish collection), be supported with a detailed analysis of the cost, health & safety and organisational change implications being presented in the next committee cycle; and


(3)          The investment in appropriate material sorting technology to implement Option 4 be supported, to maximise commercial recycling opportunities, and that a detailed cost analysis of this be considered in the next committee cycle.


Report author: Simon Hill

Publication date: 09/07/2019

Date of decision: 09/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Executive

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