Decision details

Domestic Waste Recycling Scrutiny Review Final Report

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of Report: To present the Cabinet with the Final Report arising from the Domestic Waste Recycling Scrutiny Review
Members are asked to approve the recommendations arising from the review


Resolved: That Cabinet approves the recommendations shown in paragraph 7 of the report namely that:

i.       Future area based project work should use whole daily collection rounds where practical to facilitate more efficient data collection, analysis and reporting.

ii.     The branding should be developed, and bespoke and consistent campaign communications should be produced.

iii.    Future door step surveys should be carried out in-house or by other lower cost methods rather than be an external company.

iv.   Where practical, project work should be developed in conjunction with our local higher education establishments to give added value to the process and reduce the costs.

v.     Future campaigns should follow the example of this review by strictly measuring costs against benefits.

vi.   The level of savings expected to be achieved with project work should be identified, to establish a base against which all future campaigns can be measured.

vii.  Sufficient resources and capacity be maintained to enable the continuation of work at a community level and to allow officers time to establish measures that may foster longer term behavioural change and sustained levels of participation. 

viii. Future campaigns to include working with parish councils, residents’ associations and schools.


Reason:     To conclude the Scrutiny Review in line with CYC Scrutiny procedures and protocols.

Report author: Melanie Carr

Publication date: 07/10/2014

Date of decision: 07/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2014 - Executive

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