Recycle more, waste less
Government legislation and policy
Government has set a target that we must be recycling 50% of household waste by 2020 and 60% by 2030. We are awaiting the Government’s Waste Strategy which is due to be published this year and will set out their future plans.
Living within the council's means
The Council has to make significant savings over the next decade, meaning our service will have to be delivered within tighter budgets
It is anticipated over 22,000 new homes will be built in the borough over the next ten years
Our options for collecting waste
We have a number of options for how, when and what we collect from the kerbside. You may have experienced other options living under other councils
Local Authorities are required to follow the Waste Hierarchy which encourages the prevention of waste in the first place followed by reuse, then recycling. Energy recovery (waste to energy) and disposal (landfill and incineration) should be a last resort for non-recyclable items.
We also want to play our part in contributing to a 'circular economy' which promotes recycling and considering the whole lifestyle of a product. You can find out more about the circular economy here.