Newcastle Waste Reduction and Recycling
The use of CCTV and bin tagging could make Newcastle a world leader in waste reduction and recycling.
21:35 12 June 2018
Newcastle City Council is driven to become a world leader in waste reduction and recycling. The council thinks that it will earn such status through the use of CCTV cameras, by refusing to collect contaminated bins, and bin tagging.
During a public consultation, the council discussed their proposals but says it is currently “not looking at any changes to the current rules” but is open to suggestion from residents on enforcement actions and other ideas.
However, the city’s Liberal Democrats are not onboard with the proposals.
Coun Tom Gordon, the opposition environment spokesperson, said: “That the council says it wants to be a ‘world leader’ in waste management will come as a shock to those who are already struggling with existing waste arrangements.
“We have serious concerns regarding the feasibility of implementing any of the enforcement measures that have been proposed.
“There is a risk that these ill-judged proposals could risk increasing fly tipping and dumping in back lanes.
“The Liberal Democrats have a great record on green issues and we will play our part in reducing waste in our city.”