Supply of Household Recycling and Waste Bins - Consultation
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What this consultation is about
Like most local authorities, Cheshire East Council has had significant budget deficits to tackle over the medium term. The budget-setting meeting of council took place against a challenging national context of an overall public sector deficit (which is being partly met by big reductions in government grants to councils) and rising demand for both adult social care and children in care. For Cheshire East, this means expected reductions of central government grants, inflationary costs and rising demand totalling more than £70 million over the next three years. The 2018/19 budget is balanced, but with the scale of potential changes in funding all services need to address this issue.
The current demand for new and replacement wheeled bins is costing us over £300,000 a year plus £60,000 delivery costs. We are therefore proposing to implement a bin supply charge for this service. The charge will not apply where it can be shown that our refuse collectors caused the damage.
How this consultation will work
You can give feedback either by: writing to us at Waste and Environmental Services, Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ; completing this online survey https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/Bins18/
or by completing a paper survey available at all Cheshire East libraries and returning it in the freepost envelopes supplied. All consultation responses must be received by 21st May 2018.
This proposal formed part of the budget consultation which was agreed in principle by Council in February 2018 however all responses from this individual consultation, which provides greater detail on the proposal, will be analysed and considered before a final decision is made in July 2018. This consultation report will also be published on our website.
Contact us: For any queries about this consultation please contact Customer Services on 0300 123 50 11
Your confidentiality is assured: Any personal information you supply will remain strictly confidential and anonymous and will be held and used in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information you provide will only be used by Cheshire East Council to analyse the results of this survey and inform decision making. We will not pass on your personal information to other departments within the Council, or to any other third parties, without your prior consent.