Confusion over enforcement action

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 January 2011

Somerset Waste Partnership says it hopes the backlog will have been dealt with by Monday

Somerset Waste Partnership says it hopes the backlog will have been dealt with by Monday

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THERE is confusion within North Somerset Council over whether the unitary authority will take enforcement action against residents who flout recycling rules.

At Weston town centre’s partners and communities together (PACT) meeting last week acting head of streets and open spaces, David Thomson, told residents that once a period of ‘education’ has been carried out enforcement will then be an option.

He said: “The enforcement route will be taken if people won’t be educated.”

But when the Mercury contacted North Somerset Council press office this week a spokesman said: “Enforcement is not something we are contemplating.

“We want to make recycling as easy as possible for our residents, which is why there is a weekly recycling service and why so much can be recycled at the kerbside.”

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