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Cash-strapped CEC bins off waste and recycling firm Ansa

Cash-strapped CEC bins off waste and recycling firm Ansa

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporters
Cash-strapped Cheshire East is binning off its waste and recycling company Ansa, saying it can deliver the service cheaper itself.

The council is also closing down Orbitas, its bereavement services company, citing the same reason.

July 12, 2024
Cheshire Police target waste crime, stolen caravans and machinery

Cheshire Police target waste crime, stolen caravans and machinery

Cheshire Police’s Rural Crime Team joined forces with other agencies to target criminals in a day-long operation in South Cheshire.

In one day, they stopped more than 70 vehicles and clocked around 38 offences in a crackdown on waste crime and theft of caravans and plant-machinery.

July 7, 2024
Three of Cheshire East’s seven waste recycling sites could close

Three of Cheshire East’s seven waste recycling sites could close

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Up to three of Cheshire East Council’s seven household waste sites could close in the future, a council report has revealed.

Councillors on the environment and communities committee will be asked to give officers the go-ahead to draft a public consultation to go out next year.

September 23, 2023
LETTER: Who is wasting our progress?

LETTER: Who is wasting our progress?

Dear Editor,
Cheshire East has (until now) offered simple, quality waste disposal.

Some councils require items to be separated across multiple boxes and the correct one to be carried to the roadside on a six-week rotating cycle.

September 18, 2023
CEC’s controversial garden waste subscription to open in October

CEC’s controversial garden waste subscription to open in October

The controversial Cheshire East subscription service for collecting garden waste will open in October ahead of the planned launch in January.

Residents who are willing to pay £56 a year for green waste collections from January will be able to register from October 2.

September 5, 2023
CEC residents race to get larger black bins amid new waste charge

CEC residents race to get larger black bins amid new waste charge

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Residents with smaller black household waste bins will have to pay for a larger one if they need it after Cheshire East introduces the new garden bin collection charge.

The £56 garden waste charge, which is due to be introduced in January, will inevitably result in an increase in rubbish dumped in black bins.

August 28, 2023
Councillors fear more rats and fly-tipping amid garden bin charges

Councillors fear more rats and fly-tipping amid garden bin charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
CEC councillors fear a rise in rats and increased fly-tipping if charges for emptying garden waste bins are brought in.

Proposals outlined in the mid-term financial strategy 2023-7 (budget) reveal Cheshire East could rake in up to £4m a year by introducing the charge.

February 6, 2023
Green waste bin charges could net £4 million for Cheshire East

Green waste bin charges could net £4 million for Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Charging for green waste bin collections across Cheshire East could rake in up to £4 million a year.

The proposal to charge residents to empty their green waste (brown) bins is one of the measures councillors will be considering at Thursday’s meeting of the environment and communities committee.

January 31, 2023
Crewe and Nantwich residents face address checks at household recycling centres

Crewe and Nantwich residents face address checks at household recycling centres

People using the Pyms Lane tip may face “proof of address” checks in future under new plans by Cheshire East Council.

There will also be ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) in place after the council announced a new contract for the running of its household waste recycling centres.

September 26, 2022
Willaston primary school ends waste compound plan amid complaints

Willaston primary school ends waste compound plan amid complaints

A Nantwich school has back-tracked on plans to relocate its waste compound to its boundary edge after complaints from neighbours.

Residents in Willaston say they were not consulted about the plan and complained to Cheshire East Council when they realised what was happening at Willaston Primary Academy.

September 25, 2022
CEC may have to scrap rubble charges at recycling sites

CEC may have to scrap rubble charges at recycling sites

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council might have to scrap some of its controversial rubble charges if government plans to change rules around charging for DIY waste go ahead.

The council introduced its rubble charge – up to £3.50 for a bag – in January 2018.

April 15, 2022
Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Rotting food has been left in garden waste bins in parts of Cheshire East where fortnightly collections have been missed because of a lack of staff.

Cllr Rachel Bailey (Audlem, Con) has called on the council’s audit and governance committee to look at how waste food is collected and how the scheme operates to see if anything can be done.

October 5, 2021
Councillors fear drop in Cheshire East recycling rates amid Govt plans

Councillors fear drop in Cheshire East recycling rates amid Govt plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Recycling rates across Cheshire East could drop if the Government goes ahead with proposals which could see each household have up to six bins, councillors fear.

The Government wants a more consistent approach to the way waste is collected and recycled across England and has published consultations on new waste management and funding changes for 2023.

July 6, 2021