Consultation into waste disposal in Cornwall

People in Cornwall are being asked to take part in a consultation into how the county can improve its waste collection and recycling services.

Cornwall Council said it planned to introduce a uniform service across the county in April 2012 and wanted suggestions on how it should operate.

The consultation process is running until 31 December.

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

The uniform policy in 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 to deal with the 285,000 tonnes of waste a year the county produces.

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

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