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Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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Response to Unite ballot on waste management

By on 31/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, in relation to an announcement from Unite that they plan to ballot members in relation to the development of a Future Operating Model for waste management services. Jacqui said: “As has been widely reported, the council needs to save […]

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Relishing the city’s waste management challenge

Antony Greener, Director for Waste Management at Birmingham City Council, blogs about the role he started last month… With responsibility for refuse collection, recycling, street cleansing, fleet management and waste disposal, I am thrilled to be taking charge of the largest council waste management service in the country. I bring much of my experience and […]

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Update on Cleaner Greener Streets – March 2016

An infographic outlining various facts and figures relating to Birmingham City Council’s waste management service has been published. It outlines that in the forthcoming financial year (2016/17), the council needs to save approximately £6.7million from its waste management budget as a result of central government funding cuts –  meaning the council has to make decisions […]

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Service changes to make waste management savings

By on 07/02/2013 in Cllr McKay, News with 2 Comments

A number of changes to waste collection services have been announced by Birmingham City Council in its 2013/14 budget following central government cuts to the authority's finances. For the 2013/14 financial year the council's overall savings requirement is £102million. Of this, £6.57million relates to waste services and includes: Bulky waste: providing households with ONE free […]

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Birmingham to modernise fleet and waste service

By on 23/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Plans to modernise Birmingham's fleet and waste management service, saving the tax payer over £7 million per year while further improving recycling services and retaining weekly waste collections, will be considered by Birmingham City Council's Cabinet next Monday (26th March). Focussing on using new technology, more locally tailored services and more efficient ways of working, […]

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