The Labour administration announced at Council last night that the Enterprise contract manager who had been responsible for Ealing’s contract has been replaced following the Ealing rubbish fiasco.
It seems odd to me that whilst the private sector contractor has taken responsibility for their part in the failure by removing a senior employee, the portfolio holder, Cllr Mahfouz continues to hide from his responsibilities.
When residents hear that pretty much all of their effort in separating recycling has been wasted across April and May, they will be very angry that only the contractor has taken responsibility for the rubbish service they have received. Council officers and Cllr Mahfouz also need to accept their part in the failure of this service.
Official figures show that in April 1,062 Tonnes of dry recycling was sent to the Ideal MRF in Kent. The figure of 1,373 Tonnes for May was released on Tuesday. The average amount of dry recycling that the Borough handles is 1,200 Tonnes. Therefore across April and May pretty much all the Borough’s dry recycling was sent to Kent and pretty much any effort made to separate recycling has been wasted for two whole months.