Council sees impressive response to recycling and waste consultation

23 March 2021

More than 14,500 Cheshire West and Chester residents have given their views on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s proposed waste strategy.

Their feedback will now shape how the Council delivers waste and recycling services over the next 10 years.

The ‘Don’t let your future go to waste’ consultation which launched in January, has now closed.

The consultation described the current waste service in the borough, shared the challenges and opportunities the Council faces over the next 10 years and asked for feedback on proposed key priorities for the new Waste Strategy.

The scope of the consultation included the household waste and recycling collection service, and the way in which the non-recycled waste is processed.

Future proposals seek to address how the borough can continue to reduce the amount of waste it produces and encourage greater recycling.

The Council’s Director of Environment and Communities, Maria Byrne said: “To receive more than 14,500 responses to our consultation is wonderful and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to complete our survey and give their views.

“We are preparing a new strategy to ensure that our vision and priorities reflect the needs of our communities, are aligned to emerging national plans and policies, as well as helping to address the climate emergency.”

All feedback will now be carefully considered and results will be published on the Council’s website ahead of bringing a recommended Waste Strategy for final approval by the Council in July 2021.

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