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Incinerator: 'No Plan B'
6:01am 15th December 2011
Cornwall Council says the only way is the incinerator.
It has rejected a call to come up with a Plan B, even though the burner at St Dennis has already been blocked once by the courts.
Officials are currently appealing against that.
But while the wrangling continues the council estimates the delays are costing an extra million pounds a month.
It was asked to think about alternatives to the scheme.
But officials say even coming up with a plan would cost too much money - and say they are sticking with the incinerator.
Julian German, the Council’s portfolio holder for waste management said, “The Council’s existing waste management strategy includes the provision of an incinerator and we need to wait for the outcome of the Secretary of State’s appeal before we look at going down a different path.
“We expect the new waste collection contract, which will provide a single recycling service across Cornwall for the first time, to have a significant impact on recycling rates. We are also looking at the possibility of recycling mixed plastics and food waste which would also help reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill. More and more people are now using our improved household waste recycling centres and I anticipate this use also going up in the coming months.
“However there will always be waste that cannot be recycled and we must have robust measures in place to deal with this. The Council’s current policy is to use the incinerator to deal with this waste and this is why we are not supporting the development of a Plan B at this time”.
Officials said it could take five years to come up with alternatives. Locals in St Dennis say they could suggest some in five minutes.6:01am 15th December 2011
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