The Panel are to receive a briefing on Litter Minimisation.
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With the aid of a briefing note (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) the Panel received an update on Litter Minimisation. The Operations Manager – Environmental Services outlined the themes the Council are currently working on.
Councillor Banks asked if consideration could be given to having a free bulky waste collection in problem areas. The Panel was informed that a collection was carried out in Bedfordshire and that the Officers running the collection discovered that people would travel from further afield to leave their goods.
Councillor Mrs S Smith asked if the Council could work with specialised external companies in order to recycle certain products (the example given was small electrical goods). Members were informed that the issue with this would be that external companies would want to charge and that the Council has existing waste contract in place which would make establishing new contracts more difficult.
When asked how the Council were implementing the bin recycling scheme in areas where the bins belong to the Parish Council, the Panel was informed that in the pilot scheme the Council empties the bins it owns and will analyse the results. It was noted that contamination could be an issue.