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Our waste strategy

Waste and recycling is an important service used by every household in South Gloucestershire. Our waste strategy sets out our plans for the service to make sure that we continue reach our recycling targets and provides a service for residents that is focused on waste prevention and recycling more.

We are currently developing our new Waste and Resources Strategy 2020-2030.

Waste Strategy 2015-2020

After finding that 52% of waste in household black bins could easily be recycled, our last waste strategy aimed to increase recycling and reduce black bin waste. As a council we also have a 50% recycling target to achieve by 2020 as well as cost savings targets to meet. The strategy included making significant changes to the way we collect recycling and reducing the size of the black bins. Members made the decision to implement the Waste Strategy 2015-2020 at the Environment and Community Services Committee meeting 6 July 2016.

The changes we made in 2017 and 2018 and the continued efforts of residents to recycle more and reduce waste have already helped us to achieve a 58.3% recycling rate (2018).

Waste Strategy 2015-2020

This sets the strategic objectives, policies and plans for 2015–2020 and beyond. Outlining our key drivers, our current performance, the services we provide and proposed changes to those services.

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You can find the background papers for the strategy on the links below:

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