Waste and Recycling Advisors Contract

Posted: 25 November 2016

Waste and Recycling Advisors Contract

This new contract will provide support to Devon local authorities and Torbay Council to enhance their recycling rates and reduce residual waste to landfill providing a team of advisors and supporting expertise. Waste preventionadvice will also be given.
The opportunity has arisen following reallocation of funds from the former Devon AuthoritiesWaste Reduction and Recycling Committee budget.
The work will focus on those who struggle to recycle in their busy lives when they might not understand the instructions or have other priorities. The Waste and Recycling advisors will take time to explainthe systems enabling behavioural change amongst the targeted communities.
Householders who are poor at recycling will be advised how to recycle and reduce their waste. Assistance will be provided to understand the collection systems and requests for recycling bags and boxes will be followed up
as necessary.

Transfer of Employment function (Adult Social Care)

Posted: 7 November 2016

Transfer of Employment function (Adult Social Care) for disabled people to JobCentrePlus and others

Devon County Council is reviewing the full range of activities it undertakes in order to make best use of the local authority’s resources. Part of this review entails ensuring the County Council focusses on work for which it holds statutory responsibility.

The responsibility of Adult Social Care is to ensure that people’s employment needs are part of our care management assessment process, where appropriate, and then to link to the organisations and agencies who have responsibility for supporting people into employment. It is not the County Council’s responsibility to find employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The Department of Work and Pensions, Jobcentreplus and locally contracted supported employment providers are responsible for this.

The Council has being carrying out these additional duties and the decision is to now cease the employment lead service. This will directly effect the 2 staff members who will be subject to redeployment within Devon County Council.

Recycling Centre Changes April 2017

Posted: 31 October 2016

Changes to Chargeable Waste, Vehicle Restrictions and Non-Acceptable Waste at Recycling Centres from April 2017

Changes to Community Composting Credit Rate

Posted: 31 October 2016

Changes to Community Composting Credit Rate