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Sustainable waste management strategy

Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council collect approximately 330,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste each year and have a joint waste strategy to manage the waste produced in the area. The current joint waste strategy, known as Target 45+, was adopted by both councils in 2006 and has increased both council's recycling and composting rates and reduced the amount of waste disposed of in landfill. Many of the original aims have been fulfilled and Target 45+ was reviewed in 2012. A draft strategy was available to residents of Hull and the East Riding between February and April in 2012. The consultation involved answering a series of questions based on the review of the strategy and around 300 responses were received.

The recycling and waste targets were agreed at Hull City Council Cabinet on 25 June 2012.

The targets for Hull include -

  • A recycling target of 55 per cent by 2015/16 and 60 per cent by 2020/21

  • A landfill diversion target of 85 per cent by 2015/16 and 90 per cent by 2020/21

  • Having in place waste contracts for the processing of waste, the provision of recycling centres and waste transfer facilities up to 2020/21

  • A reduction in the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill to 15 per cent of the 1995 level by 2020/21

  • An increase in the recycling rate of the council’s internal waste to 65 per cent by 2020/21

  • Customer satisfaction levels of 90 per cent for its’ waste management services, and a performance within the top 10 per cent of similar waste management systems

  • Reduced CO2 emissions relating to waste management services by 2 per cent to 3 per cent per year.

  • The benefits to a joint waste strategy include achieving economies of scale and to obtain greater value for money by sharing facilities and contracts. In the strategy there are eight aims, which include reducing waste, diverting waste from landfill and encouraging recycling.

You can download a copy of the strategy below -

Contact us

Waste development team
Hull City Council
Kingston House
Bond Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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