Managing our waste
We want to reduce the amount of waste going for disposal and increase the amount of waste that is recycled.
Reducing waste and increasing recycling and composting is a top priority. When we throw items away in the black bin this waste has to be dealt with. In the past most of our waste was sent to landfill, but now less ends up in landfill with more being made into a fuel and burnt in energy from waste plants to create heat and power. Disposing of waste is however very costly.
Throwing away items which can be recycled or composted means that these resources are lost and new products cannot be made from the material. Recycling and composting the right things helps to conserve resources, saves energy and helps to protect the environment.
Derbyshire's waste strategy
The Derbyshire councils produced a strategy and waste action plans for dealing with Derbyshire’s waste.
The combined vision and objectives of the strategy aimned for Derbyshire to reach a target of 55% recycling/composting of household waste by 2020 and for this to be exceeded where possible
Find out more about Derbyshire's Waste Strategy to 2026.