Herefordshire Council Integrated waste management strategy 2021 - 2035

Herefordshire Council, Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021 - 2035

We have bold ambitions for the future of Herefordshire as outlined in the County Plan 2020-2024:

"Respecting our past, shaping our future - we will improve the sustainability, connectivity and wellbeing of our county by strengthening our communities, creating a thriving local economy and protecting and enhancing our environment".

Our Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021 - 2035 will help us address this vison by forming the corner stone of our approach to the management of waste across Herefordshire now and in the future. By implementing this strategy we will deliver on our strong commitment to recycle more, reduce our waste and meet the goals established in our climate emergency declaration.

The strategy sets out the following key targets:

  • Target 1 - Net zero carbon by 2030
  • Target 2 - Reduce residual household waste arising's to less than 330kg /hhld/year by 2035
  • Target 3 - Achieve national municipal reuse and recycling rate targets of 55% by 2025, 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035
  • Target 4 - To meet the requirements of the Environment Bill
  • Target 5 - No more than 1% of municipal waste to be sent to landfill from 2025 and zero waste to landfill by 2035
  • Target 6 - Improve reuse and recycling at all HWRC sites to achieve a reuse and recycling target of 85% by 2035.

The strategy also forms the basis for our response to changes to legislation set out in the Environment Act 2021 and provides the direction to the service from 2021 to 2035 (the last target year in the national strategy). The strategy also provides the framework for the planned procurement of new waste collection and disposal contract(s), due to commence November 2023 and January 2024 respectively.

This strategy sits alongside the current joint waste strategy with our disposal partners Worcestershire County Council.

Last updated date
February 2022