Cornwall Council cabinet has voted unanimously to take forward two possible options for waste collection contracts in Cornwall.
The two options, both of which are based on weekly collections, will now be priced up by companies interested in tendering for the contracts.
The following recommendations to cabinet were agreed on 31 January at the cabinet meeting at New County Hall.
- Approval be given for two options (identified as Scenarios 2 and 8 in the report) to be developed for pricing through the procurement process both of which are to be based on weekly collections and specified as follows:
- Scenario 2 – Food and non recyclable waste to be collected weekly and dry recycling and garden waste to be collected fortnightly.
- Scenario 8 – Food waste and dry recycling to be collected weekly and non recyclable and garden waste collected fortnightly.
- For both selected waste collection options the garden waste service to be a subscription based service and to include a mixed provision of wheeled bins where that is possible and sacks.
- The collection of mixed plastics be agreed in principle and the procurement be progressed on this basis.
- Delegated authority be given to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader and the Cabinet Member for Waste Management, Climate Change and Historic Environment, to undertake a process to canvass the views of householders in Cornwall on the specific issue of whether non recyclable waste collections should be fortnightly or weekly.
Julian German, Cabinet Member for Waste Management, Climate Change and Historic Environment, said: “I’m really pleased that we are going out to tender for an enhanced waste collection service including weekly food waste collection.
“I look forward to explaining the two options to as many residents as possible over the coming weeks. When we have the financial information back from companies tendering for the contracts the public views will play an important part in a final decision.”
Source: Cornwall Council