The umbrella waste management body for seven northern Council areas including Londonderry has reported “issues regarding the performance of contracts, specifically diversion versus recycling.”
The revelation was made at a North West Region Waste Management Group (NWRWMG) Joint Committee meeting in January. It was revealed that “the officer team had identified an issue regarding the performance of contracts, specifically diversion v. recycling.
“The concern relates to ensuring recycling rates are maximised. The team is considering how this matter can be best managed within extant and any future contracts and are examining resource implications of this matter.” The Sentinel asked the NWRWMG what the ‘issue’ was.
A spokesperson said current contracts managed by member councils were being delivered as specified, adding: “As part of its ongoing work, however, the NWRWMG regularly reviews its procedures to enhance operations. As part of that process the Group is assessing whether it would be beneficial to develop a central resource on behalf of its constituent councils to facilitate contract management.”