The idea: A block of small business units owned by the Council produced a range of waste items which required a number of skips to be emptied. The idea was to minimise waste produced and to reduce the number of skips and skip emptying
Results: the review resulted in a reduction in waste and in skips and skip emptying. It produced an initial saving of £8,000 per annum.
Leadership: Best value undertook a review of waste produced. The ISP (Internal service provider) offered a cheaper service than the private contractor and reviewed the overall number of skips used.
Lessons: Private companies will support the Council’s efforts especially when savings are made.
Contact: D. Hibbert firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Chesterfield Borough Council for this example.