Saturday, 14 August 2010


I see that Cllr Ann Hunter has been telling the Wembley Observer that the Liberal Democrats are keen recyclers. Sadly, that is not the case. They inherited a recycling rate of 22 per cent from Labour in 2006. After doing nothing for a while, they introduced compulsory recycling, which largely consisted of a publicity campaign. They then ignored the issue again, so that by the end of their administration, Council officers described the recycling performance as "critical". It is now up to the new administration to turn their lacklustre performance around. We need to go from 28 per cent to at least 40 per cent to meet the 2011 statutory target, and then do a great more beyond.

Posted by Cllr James Powney at 16:28 0 comments

1 comment:

  1. But how are we going to do that?

    For instance, the new incinerator at Brent Cross will have to burn plastics - otherwise it will not produce enough heat to be economic.