Profile of waste in the borough

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Cheshire West and Chester Borough Profile

Cheshire West and Chester Council was created in 2009 following a review of local government. The Local Authority covers approximately 350 square miles and is the fourth largest unitary authority in the North West.

The Borough includes the historic city of Chester and the industrial and market towns of Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Helsby, Malpas, Neston, Northwich and Winsford; as well as a patchwork of rural villages.

  • Around 340,500 people live in Cheshire West and about a third live in rural areas.
  • The population is forecast to increase by about 10% to 367,000 by 2035.
  • Older age groups will see the biggest increase, with the number of residents aged 65 plus expected to increase by 46% and the numbers of people aged 85 and over forecast to more than double.

(September 2019 intelligence)

Cheshire West and Chester Recycling Centres



According to Council Tax data in 2019/20 there were 158,850 households in Cheshire West and Chester.


Waste and Recycling


On average 454 kilograms of residual household waste is produced per household in Cheshire West and Chester. (2019/20)


56. 35% of household waste is sent for reuse, recycling or composting..


Household waste collection and the disposal of non-recyclable household waste contributes 39.5% of the Council’s carbon emissions.

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Profile

Cheshire West and Chester Council was created in 2009 following a review of local government. The Local Authority covers approximately 350 square miles and is the fourth largest unitary authority in the North West.

The Borough includes the historic city of Chester and the industrial and market towns of Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Helsby, Malpas, Neston, Northwich and Winsford; as well as a patchwork of rural villages.

  • Around 340,500 people live in Cheshire West and about a third live in rural areas.
  • The population is forecast to increase by about 10% to 367,000 by 2035.
  • Older age groups will see the biggest increase, with the number of residents aged 65 plus expected to increase by 46% and the numbers of people aged 85 and over forecast to more than double.

(September 2019 intelligence)

Cheshire West and Chester Recycling Centres



According to Council Tax data in 2019/20 there were 158,850 households in Cheshire West and Chester.


Waste and Recycling


On average 454 kilograms of residual household waste is produced per household in Cheshire West and Chester. (2019/20)


56. 35% of household waste is sent for reuse, recycling or composting..


Household waste collection and the disposal of non-recyclable household waste contributes 39.5% of the Council’s carbon emissions.