The Great Waste Aims & Objectives

Mission

The Great Waste challenges the way people see waste, and encourages people to reduce their waste and recycle more

Aims

In support of the Waste Minimisation Plan

  1. To increase the proportion of waste that is recycled
  2. To increase the amount of waste which is recycled
  3. To decrease the amount of “residual” waste that isn’t recycled

Performance measures

Baseline 2013-2014

Target 2015-2016

and 2016-2017

  1. Increased textile recycling via WCC textile banks

182 tonnes

3% (51/4 tonnes) a year

  1. Increased plastics recycling via kerbside recycling collections)

3,700 tonnes

1% (37tonnes) a year

  1. Increased WEEE recycling (via bulky waste collections)

16 tonnes

1% (0.16 tonnes) a year

  1. Decreased residual waste per household (via kerbside collections)

25,800 tonnes

1% (258 tonnes) a year

Objectives

Methods to meet objective

 

Actions

 

  1. To support waste reduction by local residents with a programme of information, education and encouragement

The Great Waste community engagement programme

 

The Great Waste publicity, website, leaflets and events encourage households to create less residual waste by:

  1. Reducing consumption (including packaging)
  2. Repairing
  3. Re-using
  4. Wasting less food.

and promote a low carbon lifestyle

 

Increasing facilities for collection for re-use

WCC explores the possibility of increasing community facilities for collection of re-usable items e.g. books, clothing, in liaison with parishes and community organisations

  1. To support recycling by local residents with a programme of information, education and encouragement

The Great Waste community engagement programme

 

The Great Waste publicity, website, leaflets and events

  • educate residents of the District about the value and importance of recycling
  • inform them about what can be recycled where
  • educate residents to reduce incidence of contamination of the recycling stream (in other words, not to put things that cannot be recycled into recycling)
  • encourage more households to recycle more

SLAs with funded voluntary and community organisations require them to contribute to The Great Waste aims.

 

Improved publicity about the location of recycling (“Bring”) sites

Maps on WCC website show what can be recycled, and where

 

More attractive Bring sites with better incentivising information

WCC implements recommendations, such as improved signage, of the survey by WinACC Waste Action Group

 

More facilities for recycling including for people who are unable to get to existing sites

Parishes and voluntary and community organisations provide extra facilities for collection of textiles, metal and glass

  1. To extend the range of recyclables which are collected from kerbside

 

WCC in discussion with partners

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