Don't let your future go to waste

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The Waste Strategy consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part, your feedback is helping the Council decide what to do next.

The results of the consultation are available here.

The Waste Strategy was discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on 9th June. Information about the meeting is available on the Council’s website here. Cabinet agreed to:

  • Household waste collected fortnightly using a 180 litre wheeled bin (as per the current arrangement).
  • Two larger capacity recycling bins on wheels collected fortnightly to replace existing 55-litre boxes.
  • Food collections weekly using existing small food bin (as per the current arrangement).
  • People will be supported with special arrangements if their housing circumstances make it more difficult to accommodate larger bins.
  • A chargeable garden waste collection service to be provided over 40 weeks of the year, covering the growing season between March and November.
  • The garden waste collections to continue fortnightly, in line with the frequency of the proposed kerbside collection service.
  • There would be a charge of £40 per year per container for garden waste collections. This equates to £2 per collection and is in line with the current additional capacity charge.

The proposed new Waste Management Strategy will now move forward to be debated by the Full Council at its meeting on Thursday 15 July. Information about this meeting is available on the Council’s website here. If it is adopted, the changes will be introduced in 2022.




We would like to hear your views on our proposed Waste Strategy, which will shape how the Council delivers waste services over the next 10 years.


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 our climate emergency.

The new strategy will also help the Council ensure that the waste collection and recycling services are managed in a cost-effective way.

We would like to hear your views on:

  • The proposed key priorities for our strategy

  • The options we are considering to achieve these priorities

  • The options for the future kerbside waste collection service.

To find out more please watch our information video or visit our interactive virtual exhibition space.

Alternatively you can read further information by clicking on the links below.


How to get involved

Resident discussion groups - Thank you to everyone who registered an interest in attending one of our discussion groups; we have had an overwhelming response. We are in the process of allocating places and will be contacting people shortly.

This consultation will be open until Thursday 18 March.


The Waste Strategy consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part, your feedback is helping the Council decide what to do next.

The results of the consultation are available here.

The Waste Strategy was discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on 9th June. Information about the meeting is available on the Council’s website here. Cabinet agreed to:

  • Household waste collected fortnightly using a 180 litre wheeled bin (as per the current arrangement).
  • Two larger capacity recycling bins on wheels collected fortnightly to replace existing 55-litre boxes.
  • Food collections weekly using existing small food bin (as per the current arrangement).
  • People will be supported with special arrangements if their housing circumstances make it more difficult to accommodate larger bins.
  • A chargeable garden waste collection service to be provided over 40 weeks of the year, covering the growing season between March and November.
  • The garden waste collections to continue fortnightly, in line with the frequency of the proposed kerbside collection service.
  • There would be a charge of £40 per year per container for garden waste collections. This equates to £2 per collection and is in line with the current additional capacity charge.

The proposed new Waste Management Strategy will now move forward to be debated by the Full Council at its meeting on Thursday 15 July. Information about this meeting is available on the Council’s website here. If it is adopted, the changes will be introduced in 2022.




We would like to hear your views on our proposed Waste Strategy, which will shape how the Council delivers waste services over the next 10 years.


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 our climate emergency.

The new strategy will also help the Council ensure that the waste collection and recycling services are managed in a cost-effective way.

We would like to hear your views on:

  • The proposed key priorities for our strategy

  • The options we are considering to achieve these priorities

  • The options for the future kerbside waste collection service.

To find out more please watch our information video or visit our interactive virtual exhibition space.

Alternatively you can read further information by clicking on the links below.


How to get involved

Resident discussion groups - Thank you to everyone who registered an interest in attending one of our discussion groups; we have had an overwhelming response. We are in the process of allocating places and will be contacting people shortly.

This consultation will be open until Thursday 18 March.