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A REVIEW of the waste service is likely to be carried out by an external consultant with options including kerbside-sort, volume restrictions as well as potential changes to the number of household waste sites.

The committee will discuss the proposals at its meeting on Tuesday, July 26.

Ceredigion County Council’s thriving communities overview and scrutiny committee is being asked to consider a service review of the waste provision, with an independent consultancy to be appointed to work alongside officers, and the “proposed scope of the consultancy work.”

This relates to kerbside collection, household waste sites, waste transfer station (WTS) facilities, approach to service delivery and general review.

With option appraisals taking “considerable time to consider” and a long lead-in time for any new vehicles the council finds it appropriate to commence a review of kerbside and household waste sites this year, a report to committee states.

The “rationalized number of options” include business as usual kerbside collection, kerbside-sort, with and without a residual waste volume restriction, options for alternative fuels, non-domestic waste collection and locations such as hard to access properties and high population density, as well as communal recycling bins.

Household waste site review will focus on how changing the number, location, hours of opening and materials accepted would affect cost, performance and what impact would be on service users, as well as “the requirement for the development of modern fit for purpose, accessible and efficient sites.”

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