Plastic and Cardboard from your doorstep – timetable announced


Further details below:

Regarding C/99 Question from Councillor Berry to Councillor Sanderson


Dear Councillor,

At the March Council meeting, Councillor Sanderson agreed to put in writing, the timetable she described for the roll out of additional kerbside recycling services.  The draft minutes of the meeting record this:

Councillor Sanderson explained that the trial had begun before she had taken over her portfolio area and it had been agreed that it would take at least three years to roll it out to the District. It had also been agreed that the range of recyclable materials would be expanded. The target had been to reduce land fill and increase recycling to 50% by 2020, in line with National targets. The plan was not linear, but more like a jigsaw, as opportunities arose and disappeared over time.

A trial had been carried out in Kendal, Natland, Burneside and Oxenholme using new lorries and collection equipment. Further expansion would require increased facilities and the need to remain flexible to opportunities as and when they arose.

She reassured Councillor Berry that progress was being made, including a significant exercise to optimise the routing of collections and would take time. New lorries and bags had been ordered but both had a long lead in time.

Councillor Sanderson provided a rough timetable as to when the scheme would roll out –

·         End of 2015 – Arnside and Kirkby Lonsdale;

·         End of March 2016 – Staveley through to Windermere and the Lakes area, possibly Grange over Sands; and

·         End of 2016/ beginning of 2017 – Ulverston and the rest of the west of the District (because it would take time to develop recycling facilities).

Yours sincerely,

David Sykes

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