More than half of all waste is now recycled or composted in
Warwickshire, compared to just a few years
ago when the vast majority went to landfill.
Warwickshire County Council’s residents and partners have
been praised on the work achieved so far in meeting
the goals of the Warwickshire Waste Strategy launched in
In 2004 only 21 per cent of our rubbish was recycled and
composted. We now recycle and compost more than 50 per
cent, reducing reliance on landfill and avoiding costs to
taxpayers amounting to millions of pounds each year.
In order for Warwickshire to continue progress the
Warwickshire waste targets are being updated and suggest
that Warwickshire’s waste reduction and recycling targets
for the end of the strategy period (2020) should be:
· Aim to reduce residual waste to 311kg per household, per
year, by the end of the strategy period (2020).
· Aim to achieve aspirational countryside recycling and
composting targets of 65% by the end of the strategy period
The targets have been developed after seeking views of
residents earlier in the year, key stakeholders at the
Warwickshire Waste Conference and the views of the
Warwickshire Waste Partnership.
To contribute with any additional comments on the proposed
waste reduction and recycling targets please email:
or write to:
Warwickshire County Council, Waste Management, PO Box 43,
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX
Any comments should be received by 9h August 2013.