Waste Report Update as requested by Executive October 2019
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: to consider the scope of the review of future
resident recycling collections.
The Executive Member is asked to agree the scope of the review and what options will be considered.
i. Noted the Government’s waste and resources strategy, in particular the uncertainty over food waste and how collections would be funded which is therefore food waste would be considered as a future development once the government have clarified the national position;
ii. Noted the Government’s waste and resources strategy, in particular the suggestion of a deposit scheme for plastic which is likely to change the way plastics are used and recycled. Therefore considering the recent expansion of plastic recycling agreed by Executive further increasing the range of plastics would be considered as a future development once the government have clarified the national position.
iii. Noted the environmental concerns with fully mixed recycling that mixes glass, plastics, paper and card and the fact this has been in a number of high profile cases shipped around the world illegally. Also the lack of local outlets for fully mixed recycling is an issue and therefore exclude fully mixed recycling from this review.
iv. To accept the recommended options and criteria outlined in the report and request officers to develop a series of different recycling collection methodologies.
v. Request E&P Scrutiny to consider the options developed by officers against the criteria and identify a preferred option to be developed further.
vi. Delegate the decision to consult more widely on a preferred option to the Assistant Director of Transport, Highways and Environment in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change.
Reason: To ensure York takes the opportunity to increase its
Report author: Ben Grabham
Publication date: 04/03/2021
Date of decision: 03/03/2021
Effective from: 06/03/2021