New waste strategy agreed for Herefordshire

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Councillors in Herefordshire have agreed a new way for managing waste in the county.

The new waste strategy sets out the changes that will be taking place to the way that household and business waste is collected and then treated, and schemes that support and encourage a reduction in the amount of waste being produced. These include:

·       Reduce – promoting schemes that reduce the amount we throw away such as community fridge schemes

·       Reuse – supporting organisations that repair and reuse items, community share schemes and encouraging donations to charity

·       Recycle – composting garden waste, supporting people to recycle more

·       Recover – introducing a new kerbside food waste collection and producing energy from food waste

The small proportion of waste remaining will only then go to landfill.

The strategy also sets out changes to the black bin and recycling collections based on feedback from a resident consultation held earlier this year, when around 3,500 people told us what worked well for them and what could be improved about their kerbside collection service.

A number of pilot schemes will trial these changes to see what works best, so that they can be introduced across the county in the most effective way.


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