With the change to the new recycling system coming very soon we are left in the dark about what is happening to the amount of waste and recycling in our borough. The council has not published any data since December 2011 when the Annual Monitoring Report came out for 2010/11. That report covered the period up to March 2011, which is now almost two years ago.
We've written to the cabinet member responsible, Cllr Feryal Demirci, and we'll keep you posted on the response.
Dear Councillor Demirci
Commingled recycling collections
We notice that the planned change to commingled recycling will start on 1st March. We hope that the objectives of dramatically increasing recycling rates while reducing waste disposal costs are met, despite our reservations about the potential reduction in the quality of the resulting materials.
In his letter of 25/05/12 to us Mark Griffin, Head of Environment and Waste Strategy, said “As part of the council’s commitment to transparency we are currently examining the possibility of publishing this data online in an open format.” The data referred to in the letter is the quarterly waste data that the council already prepares for NLWA.
Up to now no data has been published by LBH since the 2010/11 annual monitoring report came out, covering the period up to March 2011, almost two years ago.
When will the council publish the data for the last 7 quarters? Will the council commit to publishing data each quarter so that the residents of Hackney can see what is happening to their waste and whether the recycling objectives are being met?
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