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Eligibility for grey recycling bins

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

1) Grey recycling bins available to house owners (free at the point of delivery, paid for by Council Tax) are not made available to owners or tenants of flats or multiple occupancy dwellings (where the same Council Tax rates often apply). Please cite the relevant policy or legislation where a householder's eligibility for recycling services is determined.

2) What number or percentage of Wirral households currently falls into the above category and is therefore ineligible for a grey recycling bin?

3) What steps are being implemented more widely to encourage and enable increased recycling provision throughout the Borough, e.g. availability of recycling to every household in future, separate recycling bins alongside public litter bins?

Yours faithfully,

Jarom Wall

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wall

 

Further to your recent enquiry, please see Wirral Council’s response
below.

 

1) Grey recycling bins available to house owners (free at the point of
delivery, paid for by Council Tax) are not made available to owners or
tenants of flats or multiple occupancy dwellings (where the same Council
Tax rates often apply). Please cite the relevant policy or legislation
where a householder's eligibility for recycling services is determined.

The majority of flats and multiple occupancy dwellings are able to request
a wheelie bin collection for recycling, however many chose to use 1100ltr
bulk bins due to storage constraints.  Bulk bins are not supplied by the
Council and must either be purchased or, more commonly, leased.  Grey
recycling bins are currently free of charge and are subsidised by a
reserve fund, not Council Tax.

Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 states that Councils
can require that the occupier of a property provides the waste
receptacles. 

 

2) What number or percentage of Wirral households currently falls into the
above category and is therefore ineligible for a grey recycling bin?

None of the above category are ineligible for a grey recycling bin. 

 

3) What steps are being implemented more widely to encourage and enable
increased recycling provision throughout the Borough, e.g. availability of
recycling to every household in future, separate recycling bins alongside
public litter bins?

Recycling provision is available for all properties in Wirral, however
where a service has been implemented and has resulted in high levels of
contamination, the service has occasionally been withdrawn.  The Council
will work with residents to reintroduce a recycling service where there is
sufficient engagement from residents to reduce contamination. 

There is currently no recycling on the go provision in Wirral, due to high
levels of contamination when this service was trialled.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

Email: [1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

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