Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Wallis Room, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham
To receive the notes of the meeting held on 27 March 2018.
The notes of the meeting held on 27 March 2018 were received by the group.
Forward Plan Extract for the Waste, Recycling and Cleansing Portfolio
To note the Forward Plan extract (if any) for the Waste, Recycling and Cleansing Portfolio
There were no relevant items on the forward plan.
New Bin Collections - Update
The Head of Waste, Recycling, Street Scene & Fleet Services was welcomed back to work by the group before providing the group with a presentation.
The side loading fleet was being disposed of via auction and the remainder of the fleet would be disposed at the next scheduled auction.
The Bartec in Cab technology was operating in each fleet vehicle. Further optimisation for the incorporation of the technology would be ongoing to maximise the performance and to enhance the customer’s experience where possible.
Customer waste audits had been completed to provide an insight for how to further increase recycling and minimise waste. The latest audits showed an increase in food waste compared the last analysis.
Waste contamination had decreased by half since January 2018 and a further reduction was expected with further public communications and further staff training with Bartec in Cab technology.
The communications strategy for the alternate weekly bin collection had been successful, the bin collections calendar page on the HDC website had been viewed 96,380 times and calls to the contact centre were lower than anticipated.
The alternate weekly collections scheme would be reviewed again in November to provide an in depth look at how successful the scheme had been and to provide ways in which the scheme could be made more effective.