Litter Bin Review
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, nationally behaviours and lifestyles have changed considerably. This had substantial influences on the environment and the amount of litter dropped and discarded or placed into litter bins. There had also been a significant increase in the number of dog owners, contributing to an increase in dog waste which could place into normal waste litter bins.
It was therefore necessary to review the current provision of the litter service overall including litter bin locations and collection frequency. This could reduce any harmful effects this nuisance has on the environment overall.
An amended report was tabled on the night to include recommendations for the report (attached to the minutes).
A motion was MOVED by Cllr Mrs Pearson and SECONDED by Cllr Mrs Hones to agree the recommendations in the report.
Following a discussion a vote was taken and it was RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY that:
R1. Members are asked to note the contents of the report.
R2. That delegated authority will be given to the Director of Environment & Communities in consultation with the Chair of Environment, Enforcement & Housing Committee to remove or relocate litter bins based on usage.
R3. An update on the new technology bins will be reported back to a future committee.
Report author: Greg Campbell
Publication date: 10/01/2022
Date of decision: 13/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/12/2021 - Environment, Enforcement & Housing Committee