Update on Recycling Changes
14 January 2015Richard McCready
On Monday evening at the Environment Committee there was a report on buying the containers for the new recycling plans for the city.
I was happy to support the report.
I asked about progress on the new recycling plans and about the consultations which are meant to be going on.
I want Dundee's recycling record to improve.
I want the many flatted properties in Dundee to enjoy a full range of recycling services.
I do think that the consultation should be more meaningful.
I thought that it was the wrong way round to say that the consultation would take place after the decision was made.
I am concerned that the meetings which will be coming up are more about sharing what will be happening than discussing what will be happening.
Essentially no consultation will be taking place.
I was pleased that the Convener and the Director agreed to my suggestion that these meetings will be at a variety of times including during the day, in the evening and at the weekend to try and ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend the meetings.
I think that the lack of meaningful consultation regarding the changes to recycling is a mistake.
This is a major change that will impact on everyone in the city.
I think that more efforts could have been made to engage the citizens of Dundee with the process.
I want this policy to succeed but I am concerned that the policy has been undermined by the way in which it is being implemented.
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