Decision details

Mobilisation of Staffordshire's Household Waste Recycling Centres

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide Cabinet with an update on the mobilisation of the HWRC's from a contractual to an in-house service


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“The management and day-to-day running of Staffordshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres is a large, complex operation and I am delighted that the move to bring the service back in-house has gone so smoothly.


This will ensure we maintain the best service for residents, be sustainable and provide value for money for taxpayers and I know that users are already noticing improvements on the ground. Now we begin to think about long term development and our ambitious plans to improve facilities and encourage more sophisticated recycling methods”.


Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change


Reasons for the Decision – To receive details of the work that has been completed to deliver the successful insourcing of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) Network.


Decision – (a) That the work that has been completed to deliver the successful insourcing of the HWRC Network be noted.


(b) That it be noted that there is a current Policy for the Usage of Household Waste Recycling Centres that details how waste from non-household sources will be managed (Appendix 1 to the report).


(c) That the need to review the current infrastructure and mobile plant across the network and invest where appropriate to maintain a modern, efficient network, be noted.


(d) That it be noted that, following input from Prosperous Overview and Scrutiny Committee, it is intended that a report will be submitted to Cabinet in the Autumn on the HWRC network to consider a 5-year costed Maintenance Improvement Plan and reviewed and updated usage policy.

Report author: Clive Thomson

Publication date: 16/06/2022

Date of decision: 15/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/06/2022

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