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Keep up to date with New Forest District Council's recycling rate and waste strategy.

Recycle your paper, plastic bottles and cans How are we doing?

Thanks to your efforts, we recycled or composted 34% of our household rubbish in 2017/18. This includes everything that was recycled in the clear sacks, black glass boxes, at the bring sites and in the garden waste scheme.


The National Waste Strategy - Current actions for the New forest

"Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England" was released in December 2018, it is the first document of its kind since 2007. The strategy lays out the key objectives for dealing with waste and suggests ways in which these objectives might be achieved. Much of this Strategy is subject to consultation, and the Government  ran four key consultations simultaneously between February and May this year. New Forest District Council have reviewed the Waste Strategy and responded to the four consultations listed below:

  • Consultation on consistency in household and business recycling collections in England
  • Consultation on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system
  • Plastic packaging tax consultation

This Council welcomes any measures that improve recycling and waste minimisation. We believe creating consistency in household recycling across the country and introducing a deposit return scheme will on the whole be progressive steps to meeting some of the strategies key objectives. Extending the producers responsibility for packaging and the introduction of a plastic tax, are important actions that we hope will encourage businesses to use more recycled material and move this country towards a more circular economy. New Forest District Council are pleased that central government have indicated that local authorities will be equipped with funds to implement any legislative changes and look forward to seeing the outcome of these consultations.   

Environment and Regulatory Services Portfolio Holder Decision - Consultation on National Waste and Resources Strategy


Updated: 17 May 2019
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