Decision details

To set out the councils preferred waste collection model and to agree the implementation plan for the new waste management service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To confirm the council’s preferred waste collection option and to agree to implement the new waste management service for the county.


The council’s Waste Management contracts for the collection service and the disposal service are due to expire in 2023 and 2024. There are aspirations in the County Plan to address the climate and ecological emergency which seeks to protect the environment, use our resources in the most efficient way and become a carbon neutral County by 2030.


The council launched a waste collection consultation with the public in December 2020 following recommendations from the waste task and finish group in September 2020 and in response to expected changes in national legislation.

The consultation has now concluded and the council will set out its preferred future operating model with a view to procuring the future collection and disposal contracts over the next three years.



This item was withdrawn from the meeting.


The cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets approved the executive response to the Waste Management Strategic Task and Finish Group Review under a separate decision and this may be viewed at

Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Ben Boswell, Head of environment, climate emergency and waste services Email: Tel: 01432 261930, Joni Hughes, Senior Project Manager Email: Tel: 01432 260598.

Report author: Ben Boswell

Publication date: 22/04/2021

Date of decision: 22/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/04/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/04/2021