After a period of 15 years of being run by a private company the Council has brought its waste services back in house – saving the Council money, but crucially providing residents with a more accountable local service which responds better to their needs and priorities.
The new in house service, which launched in December last year will see the Council not only take charge of collecting and emptying bins but also take control of street cleaning, highways and grounds maintenance and the Chalvey waste and recycling centre.
Speaking at the time of the launch Cllr Anderson, Lead Member for Environment and Leisure said:
“We are very excited that this is a new dawn breaking for this vital council service.
It was a genuine pleasure to see brand new modern vehicles leaving at first light, fully staffed by our new teams of council workers.
I am sure people will soon see a difference out on the streets now we have greater control, the ability to be more responsive to local needs and more accountable to residents.”