To consider a report presenting a draft Waste Minimisation Strategy and Waste Minimisation Action Plan for approval.
Executive Councillor: Mrs M L Beuttell.
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Cabinet approved the Council’s new Waste Minimisation Strategy and Waste Minimisation Action Plan.
Consideration was given to a report prepared by the Operations Manager for Waste and Recycling (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) seeking approval of a new Waste Minimisation Strategy and Waste Minimisation Action Plan for the District Council.
In introducing the report, the Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment outlined the background to the development of the Strategy which had been prepared to respond to the main challenges being faced by the Council’s Waste and Recycling Collection service and to set out the principles for the development of the service over the next three years.
Cabinet’s attention was drawn to the vision and objectives of the Strategy which were set out within the report, together with details of the improvements in performance and value for money which had been secured by the service in recent years. Huntingdonshire was a growing area and the Executive Councillor reiterated that the waste service must grow or adapt to absorb this growth.
In reviewing the comments which had been made by the Overview and Scrutiny Panel (Customers and Partnerships) at their meeting on 3rd December 2020, the Cabinet received an update on the current status of the Council’s contracts for recycling and waste disposal and the Executive Councillor also indicated that public awareness raising and education would form a key part of the action plan. The Cabinet were pleased to note that the Panel had commended the positive and proactive attitude of the Strategy in progressing the waste minimisation aims and objectives of the Council.
Whereupon it was
that the Council’s new Waste Minimisation Strategy and Waste Minimisation Action Plan be approved.