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Agenda and minutes

Contact: Rebecka Coull, tel. 522869 or email  rcoull@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minute of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Minutes:

The Sub Committee had before it the minute of its previous meeting of
11 October, 2011.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:

to approve the minute as a correct record.

2.

Study Tour Feedback pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Minutes:

With reference to article 6 of the minute of its previous meeting of 11 October, 2011, the Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment which provided a synopsis of the key messages and lessons learned from the study tour to London and Hampshire in December, 2011.

 

Members intimated their thanks to officers for organising the tour which they had found very informative.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:

to note the content of the report.

3.

Grove Nursery Recycling Centre - Next Steps pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Minutes:

With reference to article 4 of the minute of meeting of the Development Management Sub Committee of 12 January, 2012, the Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment which presented the next steps in relation to the development of the recycling centre at Grove Nursery.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:

to note the content of the report.

4.

Collection and Treatment Options (ZWM/12/002) pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment which provided members with an overview of the different waste collection and treatment options.

 

In response to a question from the Sub Committee, the Head of Environment Services advised that officers were interested in a joint collection for co-mingled waste with Aberdeenshire Council.

 

The Director of Housing and Environment advised that he met regularly with Directors and Heads of Service at Aberdeenshire Council, and discussions as to where joint working could be undertaken were taking place.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:

to note the content of the report.

5.

Waste Collection and Treatment Options Appraisal pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With reference to the previous article of the minute, the Sub Committee had before it a report by the Director of Housing and Environment which presented members with the results of the options appraisal undertaken by Halcrow on behalf of the Council, to determine the preferred waste collection and treatment systems.

 

The Sub Committee resolved:

(i)         to instruct the Zero Waste Project Board commence the development of a business case in line with (ii), (iii) and (iv) as follows;

(ii)        to agree that co-mingled recycling collection be the recommended method for managing recycling waste in Aberdeen;

(iii)       to agree that the model Option CM1 is used as the reference case for waste collection services in the development of the Zero Waste Business Plan –

·        in areas provided with individual wheeled bins, use split body refuse collection vehicles to provide fortnightly collections of refuse and co-mingled recycling on alternate weeks with food waste collected weekly on the same vehicles.

·        in areas with gardens, use standard refuse collection vehicles to provide fortnightly collections of garden waste.

·        in areas provided with communal bin collections, use standard refuse collection vehicles to make individual collections of refuse, co-mingled recycling and food waste on an as required basis; and

(iv)       to agree that Option EfW 1, “pre treatment of mixed waste prior to the use of energy from waste technology” is the recommended method for managing residual or “black bin” waste.

- COUNCILLOR AILEEN MALONE, Convener.