Cardiff could become one of the world’s leading recycling cities if it can increase recycling rates to 70% by 2025. In order to achieve 70% by 2025, the Council will need to recycle an additional 20,000 tonnes of waste material from residential and trade waste.
Recycling performance is a statutory target and Welsh Government are able to request Local Authorities make a financial payment if the Council does not achieve recycling levels by the date set. For Cardiff, this equates to approximately £200 for every tonne of recycling below the statutory target.
There is an improvement in recycling performance by undertaking a separate glass collection due to an improvement in recycling rate from 81.2% to 98.8%. This represents a 1,550Tonnes or 0.9% improvement in recycling performance. This would reduce any potential fine for not achieving statutory targets by £300,000.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Abandoned
Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/02/2021
Decision due: 20 May 2021 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling & Environment
Lead director: Director of Economic Development
Scrutiny Consideration: Amber