Cherwell And South Northamptonshire Councils Merge Waste Teams

recycling-collectionCherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council are now sharing environmental services, after reducing the number of senior managers, saving £200,000 a year. 

The new shared environmental services structure has been implemented in two stages. The first covered bring banks, bin deliveries, bulky waste and commercial waste and was implemented in autumn 2013, producing savings in vehicles and staff.

Cllr Nigel Morris, Cherwell – “We’ve gone a long away down the road of sharing structures and services between the two councils. But we can do more – so it makes sense to combine our waste collection operations in a move that will see overall savings for the two council of more than £200k a year”

The second development sees the reduction of five posts – two through voluntary redundancy and three by not replacing vacant posts.

Environmental Services include recycling collections; refuse collections and street cleansing services.

Cherwell’s lead member for clean and green issues, Cllr Nigel Morris, said: “We’ve gone a long away down the road of sharing structures and services between the two councils. But we can do more – so it makes sense to combine our waste collection operations in a move that will see overall savings for the two council of more than £200k a year.”

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