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Officer Decisions

County Waste Manager - Wendy Barratt

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Responding to DEFRA consultations

Decision Taken:

Consultation responses were sent for all three consultations:

  • Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging
  • Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales & Northern Ireland
  • Consistency in Household and Business Waste Recycling in England
Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The consultations outlined proposals to change how waste would be managed in the UK and in particular how producers would become responsible for meeting the costs of managing the packaging that they produce.

In addition, changes were proposed to introduce statutory weekly food waste collections, a core set of materials to be collected at the kerbside and free garden waste collections.

It was important that the County Council responded on how the proposals would impact on how household waste would be managed in the future. The responses are available below:

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

Not applicable.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Annette Dentith -
Decision Date:
2 July 2021

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: