Decision details

Garden Waste Service Improvements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Dann (Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene) together with Councillor Derrick (Assistant Cabinet Member) presented the Garden Waste Service Improvements report together with the business case which detailed the proposal to transition from a bagged kerbside collection service to a wheelie bin kerbside collection service for the city, ready for the 2021 season which would begin on 5 April 2021.


The proposal would require investment in approximately 45,000 bins and the replacement of up to five refuse collection vehicles, as part of the Council’s ongoing fleet replacement programme. The use of wheelie bins was considered to be the industry standard receptacle to reduce the risk arising from the nature of the manual handling operation, as per the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and guidance from the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum.


The Cabinet –



approved the business case;




allocated £1.874m for the project into the Capital Programme funded by -





£1.014m corporate borrowing;



£0.860m service borrowing;





authorised the procurement process;




delegated the award of the contract to the Strategic Director for Place.



Publication date: 13/10/2020

Date of decision: 13/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/10/2020

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