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Garden waste proposals will be reviewed

Bins, recycling and waste

18 November 2021

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Proposals to bring together garden waste collections for West Northamptonshire are to be reviewed by the Council’s Scrutiny Committee.

The plans, which were considered and approved by the Council’s Cabinet at its meeting last week (Tuesday, 9 November), have now been ‘called in’ for further review following a request by several councillors for the authority to revisit the decision under the rules of its Constitution.

The Council currently runs three different fortnightly collection schemes for garden waste, inherited from the old district and borough councils it replaced in April this year.

At their meeting last week members of the council’s Cabinet voted to proceed with plans to take another step towards harmonising the waste services across all areas by introducing chargeable garden waste collections to homes in the former South Northants council area from spring next year.

Under the rules of the Council’s Constitution, the decision has now been called in for review by the Scrutiny Committee at a future meeting, the details of which are still to be confirmed.

Once it has considered the call-in and the reasons given, the Committee will have options which would involve either referring it back to Cabinet for further consideration or deciding to take no further action – in which case the original Cabinet decision will be effective immediately.

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