Council recycling experts have rejected recent reports suggesting changes to the way waste is collected.
The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) dismissed a report by the Renewable Energy Asssocation recommending mandatory food waste collections in England as ‘self serving’ and said it failed to reflect the real savings that could be made.
Instead it called for ‘greater industry wide collaboration and more engagement with local authorities’.
LARAC said it was also ‘dismayed’ by another report from the Environmental Services Association which was ‘peddling the myth that local authority collections are inefficient, a viewpoint that is outdated and shows a lack of understanding of council operations.’
It said it was disappointed that the reports, which aimed to influence and fundamentally change the way in which local authorities operate, had ‘no engagement with local authorities themselves’.