Can you afford not to respond to the Resources and Waste consultations?

By Peter Maddox | 08 April 2019

With local elections, funding reviews and Brexit expected in the next few weeks, members and officers in local authorities have big to-do lists. It’s difficult to find the time to take on less urgent tasks, particularly when money is tight. But what if I told you there could be a large pot of money, upwards of £1.5bn, put aside for local councils to plough into resources and waste management across the UK soon?

That’s what’s being offered by the UK Government to help local councils increase their recycling rates. Local authority waste management is set to transform over the next 25 years, kickstarted by Defra’s new Resources and Waste strategy and four radical government consultations published in February. And the government needs your input.

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