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We asked you for your views on the proposed Barnet Waste Regulations, to gather views to shape the regulations and to understand whether residents, businesses and visitors supported the introduction of the regulations.
A total of 258 responses were received; 256 via the online questionnaire and 2 responses on paper copies of the questionnaire. Overall there was strong support for the implementation of the Waste Regulations – with 72% of respondents agreeing (strongly agree and tend to agree). Most responses were supportive of the aims of the Waste Regulations and there was support for there to be a strong focus for the Waste Regulations on businesses and residents taking responsibility for their recycling and waste. Views were more mixed on whether fines should be introduced for breaches to the regulations and therefore the report noted that the Council would implement a graduated approach to enforcement, meaning that any enforcement activity (including fines) is clearly communicated to residents / businesses prior to commencement and that communications, educating and a request to change behavior would be a key focus in residential areas. Additional views were also taken into consideration, for example the time banding was amended to make the collection times more accessible for some groups such as those with long commutes and the Waste Regulations were updated to include the exact locations which will be included within a time banding area.
We revised the Barnet Waste Regulations to take account of the responses we received to our consultation. The consultation analysis and updated Waste Regulations were considered by Full Council on 31st October 2017 where Full Council approved the adoption and implementation of the Barnet Waste Regulations. http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=162&MId=9159&Ver=4