Decision details

Future of Waste and Recycling

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.      That the Council’s recycling performance and its ambition to increase recycling rates, help households reduce waste they generate, reduce the waste service carbon footprint within the context of the most cost effective and sustainable service be noted.


2.      That it be noted that there will be a need to alter the current recycling collections to reflect national and regional requirements. 


3.      That undertaking a consultation to help inform a new waste strategy for household properties be approved.

4.      That it be agreed to proceed to draft a contract variation, and a mobilisation plan with the Council’s waste collection contractor to operate the existing waste and recycling collection fleet on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an initial solution to reduce the carbon emissions, to be considered as part of the 2024/25 budget setting process.


5.      That the current offer from Hampshire County Council of an Inter-Authority Agreement and the intention to work with Hampshire County Council to achieve a mutually affordable and sustainable solution be noted, so that the Council can respond to the offer by October 2023.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Andy Hickman, Head of Programme: Place Email:

Report author: Andy Hickman

Publication date: 19/07/2023

Date of decision: 18/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 18/07/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/07/2023

Accompanying Documents:


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