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Issue details

Review of the Garden Waste Collection Service

This report sets out the results of a review into the garden waste collection service.

 

The Council has provided a free garden waste collection service since 2005.  This discretionary service costs approximately £336,000 a year to provide.

 

A recent decision taken by Hampshire County Council will mean that the Borough Council will no longer benefit from the recovery of costs for material recycling, from April 2021 onwards.  This decision will place a financial burden on the Borough Council estimated at approximately £400,000 a year.   To offset this additional cost, it will be necessary to introduce a charge for the garden waste collection service.

 

The proposals for the future are set out in the report and have the potential to ensure that the Garden Waste Service is self-funded.  The proposals would also generate a significant new revenue stream for the Council which would help to offset the loss of material recycling income as well as contributing to the £4.3 million shortfall in the Council’s medium-term financial plan.

 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/09/2020

Decision due: 12 Oct 2020 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Streetscene

Lead director: Head of Streetscene

Contact: Mark Bowler, Head of Streetscene Email: mbowler@fareham.gov.uk.

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