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MK says "take waste collection back in-house"
A senior Mebyon Kernow councillor has urged Cornwall Council to take waste collection and recycling back “in house,” following the difficulties to secure a new contractor within the financial constraints set by the authority.

Cllr Andrew Long, the Party’s spokesman on the economy and councillor for Callington said: “The Council have spent a lot of time and money trying to find another private company to take on the waste collection contract. With the continuing problems to progress identify a new contractor, it is high time that Cornwall Council brought it all back in house and provided a top quality service direct to the people of the Duchy.

“Cornwall is way behind most areas of the UK in recycling, and it makes no sense to give the process over to private companies whose first aim is to earn profit for their shareholders, rather than service the community.”

He added: “I am confident that we have the expertise to make a success of waste collection, so lets bring it back under the control of the people of Cornwall.”

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By Dick Cole. Published on 26th October 2019.

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