Waste strategy and performance
Recycling and waste performance statistics
We are placed in the top 10% nationally for unitary authorities. Recycling rates at our household waste recycling centres for 2017/18 are at 74% and our overall recycling rate is 54.4%.
Municipal waste management strategy
Our municipal waste management strategy sets out how we intend to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and dispose of municipal waste between 2014 and 2030. Our strategy sets out key aims and objectives for the management of waste. We will review our strategy every 5 years.
Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) review
Part of our municipal waste management strategy was to review the HWRC network. We undertook an independent review and consulted on our preferred choice.
The Environmental Hub, the Borough’s main recycling centre and headquarters for Ansa Environmental Services is now fully operational.
Food composting plant
Hull-based recycling company, Biowise, has secured a 15-year deal with Cheshire East Council to provide a composting plant to process food and garden waste from Cheshire East’s 370,000 residents.
The new composting plant which will be located at Leighton Grange, Crewe will make it possible for food across the whole of Cheshire East to be recycled for the first time from Autumn 2019.
Cheshire East will be keeping its three bin system with the waste being collected fortnightly within the garden waste bin, so there will be no need for an extra container.