This morning the council has announced the initial results from the massive consultation on the future of our waste collection services, see press release. It seems that the results from the massive waste consultation were clear in some areas but not in others. Altogether 10,500 people responded.
The whole of Ealing, the Elthorne ward south of the railway tracks and Southfield ward have clearly opted to keep black sacks. The picture is less clear in the rest of the borough. As a result a new, simpler consultation is going out to the rest of the borough this week. It was clear that the two wheelie bin and fortnightly collection options were not popular overall so second time around it will be a straight choice between bin bags and one wheelie bin.
The council has heard the clear message that plastic recycling is popular and this will be added to the recycling service this year.