Clear­ing up waste man­age­ment points

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION/YOUR LETTERS -

I would like to ad­dress the points raised in Mr Matveev’s let­ter pub­lished in your news­pa­per on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 21 re­gard­ing Pow­er­day and its op­er­a­tion in the bor­ough.

Plan­ning con­sent has not been given by Hilling­don Coun­cil for a pro­posed waste pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity in West Dray­ton and no such waste op­er­a­tion ex­ists.

The only thing that does op­er­ate on this site are the popular waste week­ends once a month which the coun­cil has put in place for lo­cal res­i­dents, and this con­tract does not cost the coun­cil ‘mil­lions’ of pounds. No re­cy­cling process op­er­ates from the site ei­ther.

The coun­cil has served a plan­ning en­force­ment no­tice against an unau­tho­rised skip and waste con­tainer trans­port op­er­a­tion un­der­taken by Pow­er­day on part of the Tavistock Road site fol­low­ing res­i­dent com­plaints about night time noise. The no­tice has been ap­pealed and the coun­cil can­not take fur­ther ac­tion un­til the ap­peal is heard by the Plan­ning In­spec­torate.

The coun­cil has three con­tracts with Pow­er­day, as a com­pli­ant lo­cal provider of waste man­age­ment ser­vices. There are three dif­fer­ent un­der­tak­ings be­tween the coun­cil and Pow­er­day and these are out­lined be­low. All waste that is col­lected for Hilling­don in the con­duct of these un­der­tak­ings is taken to Willes­den for pro­cess­ing.

The three con­tracts are: 1. Pro­vi­sion of waste dis­posal skips at var­i­ous coun­cil sites across the bor­ough 2. To pro­vide and run the popular monthly civic amenity site in West Dray­ton for the ben­e­fit of res­i­dents in the south of the bor­ough 3. The third, and main con­tract with Pow­er­day, is to re­ceive rubble and bulky waste from var­i­ous coun­cil op­er­a­tions and to process this for

re­cy­cling

In each case the waste is sent for pro­cess­ing at the Pow­er­day waste man­age­ment fa­cil­ity in Willes­den, which is a fully com­pli­ant site.” JEAN PALMER Deputy Chief Ex­ec­u­tive and Cor­po­rate Di­rec­tor of Res­i­dents Ser­vices OBE

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