You Said, We Did
Thank you for taking part in our consultations. Your feedback matters to us and we want to show you some of the issues we have consulted you on, and their outcomes:
The council engaged with local stakeholders to identify what kind of training would be useful to help navigate the procurement process.
There were a total of 8 responses.
You told us the most preferred training sessions you would attend and advised that you would like them to run both in person and online during the working hours. You told us that you would like these events to take place in Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Helensburgh.
We have fully considered the responses from stakeholders and have decided to run and host the more popular training sessions and events. We will be running training events in Oban, Helensburgh, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown and Dunoon and also hosting a webinar.
The Council engaged with the public and all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions of the Council’s Draft Waste Strategy.
We asked if stakeholders supported the aims and objectives of the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).
We asked what stakeholders felt about the ban on Biodegradable Municipal Waste.
There were a total of 946 responses received.
You told use there were three major areas to develop in going forward: Communication, Value and Regulation.
For Communication, you told us you wanted:
- Clear and readily available information on Council waste services;
- Clear guidance from the council on what can be recycled;
- Supporting behavioural change by promoting local reuse;
- Being clear about what happens to our waste and how it is recycled.
- Responders value their waste services;
- Desire for local exploitation of waste as a resource;
- Council support to increase local benefits of recycling.
- Lobbying central government to regulate for changes in packaging supporting a move to more sustainable products;
- Support for the DRS providing that it is rural/island compatible;
- Recognition of the challenge posed to the council by the Biodegradable Municipal Waste ban.
We have fully considered the responses from stakeholders and updated the Waste Strategy, in light of the consultation feedback noted above.
We updated it to include detailshow waste reduction, reuse and recycling will be supported through enhanced communication and promotion by the council. The policy objectives of the strategy and section titled “Waste Policy-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” have been changed to now include commitments to improve the quality and accessibility of our content published online and through social media. By communicating clearly to the public on how the council deals with waste coupled with clear guidance the council will increase positive engagement supporting a positive increase in waste reduction, reuse and recycling.