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20/00088 - Waste performance payments for Dover District Council & Folkestone and Hythe District Council



The Cabinet Member for Environment agrees to approve KCC entering into an Inter Authority Agreement (IAA) with Dover District Council and Folkestone & Hythe District Council to increase levels of recycling and reduce disposal costs for KCC. To encourage improvement, savings will be equally shared between respective Collection and Disposal Authorities as performance payments.




These proposed agreements accord with the policy approach agreed by the Cabinet Committee on the 31st May 2018, that new Waste Partnership Agreements with Collection Authorities should include the reward based on performance.


Partnership agreements and shared savings have proved to be a very successful method to share the benefits and rewards of reducing residual waste, they actively act as an incentive and have driven higher levels of recycling and therefore positive environmental outcomes. They have already been implemented in West Kent at Gravesham, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.


Options (other options considered but discarded):


The existing fixed enabling payments will no longer continue as the East Kent Waste Partnership ends in January 2021. These fixed payments have not proved to incentivise collection Authorities to achieve the targeted levels of recyclate. KCC has borne this commercial risk over the last 10 years


How the proposed decision meets the objectives of ‘Increasing Opportunities, Improving   Outcomes: Kent County Council’s Strategic Statement (2015-2020)’:


Improved and available kerbside recycling schemes contributes to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment, supports a good quality of life for residents and allows sustainable waste growth through increased housing and population growth.



Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2020

Decision due: Not before 16th Sep 2020 by Cabinet Member for Environment
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: David Beaver, Head of Waste Management and Business Services 03000-411620 Email:


The proposed decision was considered at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 15 September 2020.

Financial implications: Total overall revenue costs of £9.6m for an 8-year contracted term. There is no capital expenditure. This term is equal to the term of kerbside collection contract. Funding and budget line P7WE61022523000000000

Legal implications: Invicta Law will review the final draft agreements Current drafts are based upon existing approved drafts by of Invicta Law

Equalities implications: Equalities implications: An EqIA has been undertaken with no identified impacted protected characteristics as this is a Business to Business agreement The District Councils will have developed an EqIA that is relative to the service they are delivering for their residents. Data Protection implications: There are no data implications following the completion of a DPIA as there is no capture of any personal data


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