Waste strategy, policy and performance

Recycling and waste performance

Our recycling rate remains above the national target of 50% at 51.8%

We carry out a study of the waste that we collect (PDF, 1MB) to see what is being disposed of and to help us target our communications messages

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. 

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the waste industry we regularly review the strategy, the latest one being carried out in 2020.

Waste Management and Fly-tipping Policy

This policy sets out the services that the Council will provide to manage household waste in a safe and cost-effective way that encourages waste minimisation and recycling.

It establishes the positive behaviours that the Council expects residents to display in order that their waste is stored, collected and recycled in a regular and efficient manner, without detrimental impact to their neighbourhood’s local environmental quality.

The policy also explains the steps the Council will take should residents fail to demonstrate such action, including all aspects of fly-tipped waste.

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.

We are currently carrying out another Household Waste Recycling Centre Review which is open to January 4 2021.

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