Cumberland Council has launched a consultation on the future of its waste collection service following the reorganisation of Cumbria’s authorities.

Cumberland is one of two new unitary authorities that replaced Cumbria County Council and six districts last April.

It now plans to ‘streamline’ three separate waste collections that were previously run by districts, to ‘ensure waste will be collected consistently in a sustainable, effective and efficient way’.

The authority said it was carrying out a ‘comprehensive’ review of waste services, involving engagement with its staff and councillors, as well as trade unions and residents.

The council’s executive member for sustainable, resilient and connected places, Denise Rollo, said: ‘This proactive approach shows the council's dedication to understanding the diverse needs and expectations of its residents, ensuring that the resulting waste collection service is not only effective but also reflective of the unique requirements of the Cumberland community.’

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