You may not have bought your Christmas presents yet but Slough Council is already preparing to collect your Christmas Tree.
Slough’s Cabinet was due to vote tonight on whether to terminate its long term relationship with Amey and take waste collection and other services back in-house. But the move is not driven by a need to reduce the current high level of complaints, or even to save money, but an opportunity to generate revenue by selling services to other councils.
Slough Borough Council is reminding residents there will be no bin collections on May Day bank holiday Monday (2 May).
There are “no quick fixes” to Colnbrook’s continuing fly-tipping problem but Slough Borough Council will investigate the possibility of more CCTV, the Neighbourhood Action Group has been told.
Grundon Waste Management has called on the European Commission to support co-mingled waste collections, just weeks after Slough Borough Council said it would review separate waste collections for paper, metal, plastic and glass – and potentially a new supplier for the borough.
Dirty nappies are among items clogging up Grundon’s Materials Recovery Facility in Colnbrook causing recyclable waste to be incinerated instead.
Excavating and clearing up to 9 million cubic metres of potentially hazardous landfill from the Colnbrook site earmarked for Heathrow Airport’s ‘North-West Runway’ could cost £½ billion it has been claimed.
The Parish Council says it has tackled Heathrow for failing to do enough to address the problem of litter throughout the village, and plans a publicity campaign to address the recent scourge of fly-tipping.
Bin collection days in Slough will change over the Christmas and New Year period, the Council has advised. Bins will be emptied one, two or three days later than usual between 25 December and 10 January due to bank holidays.
Less than 1% of residents responded to the ‘Let’s Talk Waste’ consultation which ran from August to October 2013, but Slough Borough Council remained upbeat about the results.
While Hertfordshire councils admit recycling has fallen dramatically and Slough rates remain well below Government targets, increased burning of rubbish in Colnbrook has allowed the failure to be trumpeted as success.