Decision details

RE18 0156 - Removal of Bring Bank Facility across the Borough

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In March 2018 the Council changed the kerbside recycling service to predominantly a wheeled bin resulting in residents having more capacity for recycling, reducing the reliance on bring site provision.
Recently the bring sites have been subject to abuse from commercial outlets and also have become a magnet for fly tipping, leading to a number of complaints about the sites.


To remove the bring sites on both Council owned land; and private land where the Council pay for these containers.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Leave the bring banks in situ
The annual cost of the current arrangement for cardboard, paper, cans and glass is £34,000 per annum and this would potentially rise each year through inflation. There is no charge for textile banks.
The sites will need to be cleared of flytipping and cleansed on a regular basis, which is currently about £10,000 per annum.
Option 2 - Remove the bring sites
Currently 17 out of the 54 locations contain bring banks that must be paid for. By removing these bring sites, it is anticipated that these items will now be disposed of either at the HWRC’s or through the kerbside recycling collections (blue bin and green box). This will not incur any additional collection costs as we already pay for these receptacles to be emptied as part of the collection contract with SUEZ.
Based on the current tonnages, the Council will however incur additional reprocessing costs of approximately £17,000 per year.
As part of the new collection contract the Council receive a rebate on the items the Council recycle. Based on current rates this would equate to around £7,000 per annum (This is flexible as the price is based on the current recycling values per material type).
Saving on removal of Bring Sites
Less Additional Disposal Cost
Add Recycling Rebate Paid to Doncaster Council
Net Saving
£24, 000
In addition to the £24,000 saving, there will also be a £10,000 saving in Street Cleansing.
All ‘paid for’ bring banks will be removed along with any that are provided at no cost (such as textiles) to the authority that are located on council land.
The bring banks will be removed throughout February and March 2019.
A list of site that will be removed is attached as Appendix 1.

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 20/12/2018

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