Halton Council Axe Recycling Reward Scheme

recycling-incentives-Halton-CouncilHalton Council is set to axe a scheme that rewards its residents for recycling, despite it increasing recycling and cutting waste being sent to landfill. 

The Council announced that the cut is due to budget cuts and will take effect from 1 November.

Halton Cllr Stef Nelson, board member for environmental services said: “It is unfortunate that we will be ceasing this service to our residents, but the continued and significant cuts to our funding by central Government means that we need to make really hard choices about the services we provide.

Halton Cllr Stef Nelson – “It is unfortunate that we will be ceasing this service to our residents, but the continued and significant cuts to our funding by central Government means that we need to make really hard choices about the services we provide”

“The scale of the cuts means that we are having to take increasingly difficult decisions to help achieve the level of financial savings required to balance our budgets.”

He said the scheme had increased recycling performance and cut the amount of costly landfill disposal, according to Runcorn and Widnes World.

Cllr Nelson added: “Spending less money for waste disposal means that we will have more money to spend on important front line services that may have been at risk of ceasing or reducing as a result of the ongoing cuts to our funding.

“We are currently looking at alternative ways of rewarding our residents for their recycling efforts.”

The Greenredeem scheme saw containers fitted with tags that weighed the amount of recycled refuse each household filled. Residents were able to convert their points into vouchers and get money off meals, products and services.

Residents can still access rewards from Greenredeem’s national partners with brands such as Persil, Comfort, Magnum and others.


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