Issue - meetings

Environment Act 2021

Meeting: 28/03/2023 - Cabinet (Item 29)

Environment Act 2021

      Report of the Chief Executive


Supporting documents:


Cllr Nick Holder, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change presented a report which updated Cabinet on the latest information received from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on the timing of mandatory separate weekly collections of food waste, the implications on the council’s current waste contracts and options for Transitional Arrangements.


At the conclusion of discussion, it was,




That Cabinet approved the recommendations set out in the Part II report.


Reason for Decision:


To allow Wiltshire Council to comply with new statutory requirements arising from the Environment Act 2021, and to implement new mandatory separate weekly collections of food waste at the earliest opportunity, whilst balancing all reasonable legislative, contractual, financial, environmental, technical, and operational considerations.