Dorset Waste Partnership Reviewed

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Published at 8:40am 15th July 2015.

Recycling's up, less is going to landfill and most people were happy with the service.

Recycling's up, less is going to landfill and most people were happy with the service.

That's according to Weymouth Councillor Ian Bruce, Chairman of the borough council's Management Committee, after reviewing the Dorset Waste Partnership's service.

He says "We still have concerns that the Dorset Waste Partnership is not delivering the service that was expected in parts of our borough and there is certainly still work to be done. The partnership must put the needs of our residents first. Our officers will continue to hold the partnership to account and I hope the issue of the waste partnership disappears soon from our agendas as that would show it was working well." 
   
Gill Taylor, Chair of the Scrutiny and Performance Committee, said: "I would like to thank the residents who took the time to give their views about the introduction of the new service, which helped us carry out the review."

Councillor Ian Roebuck, borough council Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability, said: "The Dorset Waste Partnership are making progress. The borough council will continue to push for further progress. The good news is that recycling rates have increased and the amount of waste going to landfill has fallen."
 
The review also called for the Government to take action to cut packaging to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The review's findings were this week (7/7) endorsed by the borough council's Management Committee.