Tag Archives: Waste

Cambridge City Council Blue Bin Recycling Contract

Cambridge City Council’s Contract with Viridor Waste Kent Ltd. for Dry Mixed (Blue Bin) Recycling I have previously asked questions about Cambridge City Council’s contract to sort the city’s blue bin recycling. Writing to the Executive Councillor responsible, and asking public questions at the council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee failed to get details of the arrangement [...]

Executive Councillor for Bins Reports Amount of Waste City Sends to Landfill has Fallen

Cllr Pit reports the amount of waste the city sends to landfill has decreased and that compostable material is being extracted from Black Bin waste. At Cambridge City Council’s annual meeting on the 27th of May 2010 Cllr Ian Nimmo-Smith put the following oral question to the Executive Councillor for Environmental and Waste Services, Cllr [...]

Secrecy Surrounding Contract to Sort Cambridge’s Recycling in Peterborough

New blue bins for mixed recycling are to be distributed in Cambridge next month. Details of the city’s contract for dealing with the recycling have not been made public. On the morning of the 6th of October 2009 I attended Cambridge City Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee. I used the opportunity for members of the public [...]

Is Cambridge City Council Acquiring Technology for Pay as You Throw Taxation?

While reading though the list of new vehicles which Cambridge City Council is planning to buy in 2009/10 I came across two “”On-board weighing systems” at £6,000 each” along with the waste and recycling equipment. The Council publish on their website that the amount of waste collected by their refuse collection vehicles is weighed using [...]

Green Bins

Dear Cambridge City Council’s City Services Helpdesk, I saw 12 broken green recycling bins while walking down Hale Avenue and Harvey Goodwin avenue in Cambridge this morning, I am attaching photographs of most of them. Could you please let me know if you have any plans to replace these bins. I am aware that I [...]