Agenda and draft minutes

Tamworth and Lichfield Joint Waste Committee - Monday, 22nd November, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Will Stevenson 

No. Item


Appointment of Chair


Cllr Cook nominated Cllr A. Yeates as Chair for the remainder of the municipal year. The nomination was seconded by Cllr Pullen


Apologies for Absence


There were apologies from Cllr Jeremy Oates and Andrew Barratt


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest


Minutes of The Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB


The Minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2021 previously circulated, were taken as read and approved as a correct record


The Introduction of Dual Stream Recycling in Tamworth and Lichfield


The General Manager of Joint Waste Services presented a verbal update and slide show to the committee, regarding the introduction of dual stream recycling in Tamworth and Lichfield. The update outlined progress on the establishment of a project team to deliver the change in service, the extension of the existing vehicle contract for 12 months with the fleet provider, the placement of orders on five new trucks and a successful procurement exercise on bags in cooperation with other authorities.


Political guidance was sought on a start date for the introduction of dual stream recycling bags. The committee highlighted the importance of efficiencies and getting the best value for money when choosing a start date. The committee expressed the desire to secure the bags and implement the new system as soon as possible; more concrete decisions on a start date would be taken when delivery of the bags is confirmed.


On the level of member involvement, it was noted that Tamworth Borough Council (TBC) members had accepted the policy decision and now just require regular updates every three months. Lichfield District Council (LDC) members have no more decisions to take on this at task group level but would benefit from similar updates.


RESOLVED: The officers involved would proceed making the necessary decisions in consultation with the relevant Cabinet members at TBC and LDC.


Exclusion of Public and Press

RESOLVED:  That, as publicity would be prejudicial to public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business which would involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).





Confidential Minutes of the Previous Meeting


The Confidential Minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2021 previously circulated, were taken as read and approved as a correct record