Decision details

Introduction of Dual Stream Recycling in 2022 and Associated Financial Matters

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To consider the offer made by Staffordshire County Council in connection with the move to a dual-stream collection methodology.

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

1.1.        Determined that the level of financial support from Staffordshire County Council as set out in Section 4 of the Cabinet report, to support the introduction of dual stream recycling, is acceptable.

 

1.2.        Approved the Joint Waste Service implement Dual Stream Recycling in Lichfield from April 2022.

 

1.3.        Delegated responsibility to the Head of Operational Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Recycling, and Tamworth Borough Council, for the implementation of dual stream recycling across both authorities in by April 2022.

 

1.4.        Recommended that Council update the Medium Term Financial Strategy based on the additional financial implications of the selected option:

 

·         Dual Stream Recycling:

 

o   To increase the revenue budget by an annual net cost of £73,000 (Full Cost £252,000 offset by SCC of £126,000 and Tamworth BC of £53,000) in 2022/23 increasing to £82,000 (Full Cost £267,000 offset by SCC of £126,000 and Tamworth BC of £59,000) in 2025/26 as detailed in the financial implications section of the Cabinet report.

o   To increase the revenue budget for a one off cost for transition of £68,000. The full cost offset by SCC of £34,000 (capped at £94,000) and Tamworth BC of £34,000 in 2022/23.

o   To include a project in the Capital Programme for Bins/Bags acquisition in 2021/22 of £229,000. This project will be funded by a contribution of £95,000 from Tamworth BC and the Council’s share of £134,000 from the waste property growth earmarked reserve.

 

·         Comingled Recycling:

 

o   To increase the revenue budget by an annual net cost of £51,000 from 2022/23 onwards as detailed in the financial implications section.

Report author: Ben Percival

Publication date: 08/09/2021

Date of decision: 07/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

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