Issue details

Northumberland Waste Management Strategy – Proposed Food Waste Recycling Pilot Schemes

To advise cabinet of future obligations to offer food waste collections to households arising from the Environment Act 2021 and to seek approval for a weekly household food waste collection pilot scheme to assess the viability of collections across Northumberland, together with a home food waste composting pilot scheme to consider potential options in rural areas where weekly food waste collections may not be practicable or affordable.

The report will highlight the importance of the Council gaining an understanding of the financial, social, human resource and environmental implications of delivering a new food waste recycling service across the whole County when Government funding becomes available around 2024/25.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/05/2022

Relevant O&S Ctte: Communities and Place OSC;

Decision due: 7 Jun 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor John Robert Riddle, Portfolio Holder for Local Services

Contact: Paul Jones, Service Director - Local Services Email: