Issue details

Inter Authority agreement between KCC and Gravesham Borough Council

To enter into an inter authority agreement to increase levels of recycling and reduce the disposal costs for KCC

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2016

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: David Beaver, Head of Waste Management and Business Services 03000 411620 and 03000413479 Email:, Roger Wilkin, Director of Highways, Transformation and Waste Email: Tel: +443000413479.

Consultation process

GBC baseline performance has been established at 25.1% - KCC will not make payments to GBC if recycling performance falls below this agreed baseline.


Payments to incentivise GBC will be recycling support payments. They will reflect 50% of the net saving to KCC. These payments will be calculated on the actual reduction of residual waste (waste that is not recycled) against the agreed baseline. For 2014/15, the improved levels of recycling reduced operating costs by £228,000 – as such, a payment of £114,000 would be due to GBC.


The baseline tonnage will be adjusted annually by the overall increase of waste collected in GBC – this takes into account housing growth or general increases in household waste.


No investment or net additional cost is required of KCC, investment will be required by GBC and was approved by GBC’s Cabinet in October 2013.


Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee will discuss the proposed decision at its meeting on 13 January 2016.

Financial implications: David Beaver 03000411620 Roger Wlikin 03000413479

Legal implications: 15/00110


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