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Approved waste strategy aims to boost recycling in Barking and Dagenham

08:16 23 September 2016

A four-year waste strategy aims to improve recycling in the borough

A four-year waste strategy aims to improve recycling in the borough

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A new waste strategy will aim to overturn the worst recycling rates in the capital.

The council’s four-year blueprint to re-use, recycle and reduce was given the green light at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Households in Barking and Dagenham recycled just 19.2 per cent of their waste in the year 2015-16 – although the figures for July were more positive at 28.6pc.

The strategy includes plans to reduce waste by six pc year on year, and educate on best practice through schools and surveys with residents.

A food waste service will also be considered under the plans. 40pc of collected household waste was food waste as of 2011, of which 48pc of this was compostable.

In a waste consultation published in the document, only 17pc said they disposed of their food by composting.

To find out more about the strategy and read the results of the consultation, go to lbbd.gov.uk

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  • What a waste, they are in the process of dropping green waste collections, having issued a laughable survey online, followed by a door to door card drop asking for online comments, the survey consists of two options, pay for again after having already paid for it in your council tax, or loose it, would not surprise anyone if they spent out thousands on bringing food composting, only to tell us the following year they are too deep in debt and its going to be dropped, this council treats its residents like fools, how about cutting back on one of their pet projects and keeping the green waste collection which benefits every resident and not a few, what are we to do with green bins that cost a fortune when the collection stops?, take them to Frtizlands for disposal in landfill?, the only thing that will happen with garden waste is it will be put in the grey general household bins.

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