The way we manage Swindon’s waste today will not be fit for purpose in the next few years.

We need to consider what we will change to make sure we can collect your waste and recycling in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way. There are four things to consider that affect how we process waste, which are:

Rules and guidance from Central Government and

the EU (policy and legislation)

Population growth and the number of new houses built in Swindon

The options we have

for recycling the waste we collect

The budget we have to deliver the service  

It can be hard to predict all the impacts of some of these factors over the next ten years but we can plan ahead based on what we know now. That is why we are developing a Waste Strategy that sets out the principles for how we will manage Swindon’s waste, while also reacting to short term changes in our yearly action plans.