Tonight, the Tory led County Council have voted through a controversial proposal to build a waste incinerator on the edge of Quedgeley in Javelin Park. Despite huge opposition, the removal of government PFI credits, the stubborn Councillor Stan Waddington has burned public opposition and gone ahead with his own high-octane plans regardless.
They have clearly not shown any regard for the other options available, and in particular, they are not looking at any joined up solutions with the Tory lead City Council. Only recently the City Council have made the green waste provision a payable service which realistically means that people will put green waste in their black bins, which now means that recyclable green waste will now be incinerated instead of recycled.
No thought at all has gone into improving recycling rates, creating a waste sorting facility or even providing the information as to why the Tory Lead Government thought it was a bad idea and removed the PFI funding in the first place. This Tory County Council, rather than consider it properly, is going to spend millions of our tax payer pounds, on a facility what will literally go up in smoke.
- Gloucester City Green Waste Spin (bazkirby.wordpress.com)