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Separate food waste collection looks set to be scrapped in Wychavon
3:50pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
STOPPING separate food waste collections in Wychavon came a step closer at an executive board meeting on September 3, when members unanimously voted through plans that could see the service withdrawn from January 10 2014.
The decision is off the back of resident feedback that showed 88 per cent of residents who were asked picked it as the top way to save money. This, coupled with less than 20 per cent of residents using it, made the decision to remove the £550,000 a year service more straightforward than a lot of decisions the council is faced with.
Councillor Ron Davis, contracted services, environment and health, said “The final decision rests with full council on September, but the recommendation will be that the service is withdrawn. For the small percentage of residents who do use the service 24, we will actively talk to them about how they can home compost or minimise waste in other ways. They will also have plenty of time to prepare as the service will continue until January next year.”
The consultation, which over 1,700 Wychavon residents took the time to complete, asked residents to rank the services that meant most to them and the ones they'd be prepared to lose, as the council battles to save £4million over four years.
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