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Charging trend grows

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  • I am amazed at Jenny Rogers saying food waste collections reduce biodegradable materials in residual sufficient to allow fortnightly collections. Unless she is simply saying that to please her clients - WRAP surveys of food waste collections even in the best performing councils (weekly collections) show pretty low collection efficiencies - leaving considerable amounts in the residual.

    Furthermore due to lack of AD, much of the food waste collected is composted in IVCs which require added garden waste - another perverse collection system costing taxpayer money with little environmental benefit. IVC composting bumps up composting costs even more for the combined total.

    Kerbside collections in general increase collected tonnages and over the years has increased waste quantities and cost. The only beneficiaries of the meaningless recycling myth are the waste contractors and consultants like Jenny Rogers who propound recycling myths.

    Council waste officers are pretty poor in business flow modelling and cost economics. But one assumes industry consultants would provide sound guidance.

    Ideal solution is comingled weekly collection, MRF and incineration or AD of materials which have no commercial value. .

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