In order to save money as part of the Coalition Government’s new bid to reduce the amount of spending and thus cut the country’s budget deficit, many local authorities are joining forces to tackle a variety of issues, one of which is for their waste management.
The collection and disposal of household and business waste for a local authority is a considerable cost and if there is an opportunity to reduce the amount of money required it would be particularly useful.
Waste management by the council
Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council are joining forces in order to deliver a new shared waste management and recycling service that will save their council tax payers approximately half a million pounds every year. In addition, they will also be reducing the amount of trucks on the road which are required to collect the waste.
All residents who are going to be affected by this merge will be contacted so that they know when their waste and recycling will be collected and also to inform them of what can and cannot be recycled. It is hoped that along with saving a considerable amount of money, it will also encourage those who do not already recycle, join in and start separating their waste.