Big Belly Bins:
A Member reported that the big belly bins at Aldgate Square had recently been overflowing. This had been particularly unpleasant given recent warm weather with smells coming from the bins. He questioned how quickly Officers were advised of the bins being full. Officers reported that a signal was sent from a bin when 80% full, with a KPI then requiring it to be emptied within two hours.
Low Emission Vehicles:
A Member asked whether the City could look at its appointment of external contractors in terms of requiring them to provide low emissions vehicles as well as looking at provisions within its own fleet.
The Director of the Built Environment stated that the City followed a responsible procurement code. This approach had been applied to some contracts already, for example, the City’s refuse fleet would be the first fully electric refuse fleet in the country. It was her understanding that this would be part of the requirements for new contracts going forward but could not be applied retrospectively to existing external contracts.