More than 90% of Bournemouth’s waste diverted from landfill

More than 90% of Bournemouth’s waste diverted from landfill

More than 90% of Bournemouth’s waste diverted from landfill

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MORE than 90 per cent of Bournemouth’s waste was diverted from landfill in the final quarter of 2013, it has been revealed.

Cllr Michael Filer, cabinet member for waste, said the figures between October and December represented a “fantastic achievement” for the council’s waste and recycling team.

“Through a combination of new processes and awareness campaigns, they have achieved one of the highest diversion rates in England,” he added.

“However, we continue to strive for excellence in waste and recycling and we aim to increase this figure further.

“The food waste we collect is going to an anaerobic digestion facility that uses it to produce a high quality fertiliser and generates electricity from the town’s food waste that is linked into the National Grid.”

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4:36pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Townee says...

Does this mean we will get lower council tax bills? Now they don't have to pay so much landfill tax and are selling electricity to the national grid.
Does this mean we will get lower council tax bills? Now they don't have to pay so much landfill tax and are selling electricity to the national grid. Townee
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10:49pm Tue 8 Jul 14

rozmister says...

Townee wrote:
Does this mean we will get lower council tax bills? Now they don't have to pay so much landfill tax and are selling electricity to the national grid.
Your council element of the council tax bill was lower this year, blame the police and fire for it staying the same if it bothers you that much. The council lose central government funding every year, if you don't want your council tax to go up savings have to be made somewhere. It's basic budgeting to balance the books.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Does this mean we will get lower council tax bills? Now they don't have to pay so much landfill tax and are selling electricity to the national grid.[/p][/quote]Your council element of the council tax bill was lower this year, blame the police and fire for it staying the same if it bothers you that much. The council lose central government funding every year, if you don't want your council tax to go up savings have to be made somewhere. It's basic budgeting to balance the books. rozmister
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