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Responding to the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, launched today, Cllr Isobel Darby, DCN Lead for Quality of Life, said:

District councils, as the collection authorities, will continue to work to increase recycling rates which improves the quality of life of our residents. However, we must avoid a ‘one size fits all’ approach for standardising services.

“In implementing this strategy it will be vital that comprehensive funding from Government is provided to support the delivery of additional and changed services and any changes should be introduced over a transitional period to allow district councils to determine how waste services work best for the different rural and urban communities that they serve.

“Districts are pleased that the new strategy puts more focus on the responsibilities of businesses and manufacturers in recycling and will continue to work closely with them in its implementation.”

 

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