Cornwall

Cornish waste consultation running until end of 2010

People in Cornwall still have time to voice their opinions into how waste collections and recycling services can be improved, Cornwall Council has said.

The authority is planning to introduce a uniformed service across the county in April 2012 and wants suggestions on how it should operate.

A consultation process is running until the end of the year.

Dave Owens, head of waste management at the council, said the more information it could gather, the better.

The council is asking every household in the county to give their views.

People can take part online or get copies from council One Stop Shops and local libraries, the council said.

The policy is being introduced as the unitary authority, which began in April 2009, inherited waste collection services from the county's six former district and borough councils.

Waste and recycling collection services currently cost the council about £16.5m a year.

The council added that it wanted to improve on the county's present level of recycling, which is about 37%.

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