In 2007/8, against a backdrop of a wide range in household recycling collections in the 4 councils in East Kent, a Management Group was formed to address the lack of consistency in services and explore opportunities for cost savings.
In 2011, the three Mid Kent Councils sought to achieve the same goal which would result in consistent services across the whole of East and Mid Kent. The councils addressed the variations in services including differences in materials collected for recycling, frequency of collection, containment and delivery arrangements.
Aligning services across the seven boroughs was a challenge however the benefits have been significant for all concerned as they have been able to increase recycling whilst making substantial savings.
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Consistency in recycling collections in East and Mid Kent
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