I. Replace (where appropriate) existing 240L residual wheeled bins with 140L bins, collected at the existing weekly collection frequency by 2010. Subject to funding and affordability
II. Continue the current chargeable garden waste collection service, but pursue the option to improve the choice of container
III. Introduce targeted enforcement (I wanted to delete the word enforcement and replace it with education) for recycling, within the current limited resources. A full time post should be introduced if funding becomes available
IV. Continue to participate in the education and information campaign – Recycle for Hampshire - funded through Project Integra
Panel is also recommended to welcome the Cabinet decision to introduce a fortnightly borough wide kerbside glass collection service as part of the contract extension.
1. On the first recommendation I wanted these words inserted to make clear that where it is not appropriate we will not replace the bins with a smaller one. ie large families or large households.
2. On the third recommendation I felt we were beginning to criminalise people that do not recycle as efficiently as they could. This in my mind is wrong. We are obsessed with recycling sometimes at the expense of other more important habits like reducing and re-using what we consume. Rather than enforcement, I think these life style habits should be encouraged through education and positive incentives, not by fines and criminalisation of our citizens.
The second and fourth recommendation I supported fully.
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