A Snapshot of a Consultation
- I am shocked that the County Council have included recycling credits in the savings options. The proposal is for a small saving across the County, however the impact locally for us a charity is significant.
- I think your idea on reducing funding for recycling is insane considering it will cost the County Council £millions if you fail to meet targets
- The proposed removal of Recycling Credits would have a detrimental effect on our ability to do our work.
- Cutting the payments of Recycling Credits would have a huge impact on charities like ours. Cutting these payments could result in the possible LOSS OF 9 LIVES.
- Recycling credits represent a really important source of income at a time when charitable donations are under threat because of the difficult economic conditions,
- Recycling is popular with the general public, importantly reduces landfill and also earns vital income for a whole range of charities.
Below are responses to these comments from the head of Cumbria County Council.
- ‘Obviously there would also be a knock on effect where reuse and recycling would be hit, less recycling would mean Cumbria would find it hard to meet ever higher targets set.
- I think this proposal is on very shaky ground!
- Similarly, I have considerable reservations about cutting recycling credits to the Third sector and others; it simply will not encourage people to recycle. There is a key message here: If we STOP doing something what are the UNINTENDED consequences…
- We MUST reduce landfill, we MUST recycle more.’
The head of Cumbria County Council is hosting a live webchat as well as public meetings in January. The Council is being very thorough in trying to get responses from different parts of the community. I hope they will all be given full consideration before decisions are made.