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Waste management strategy


Our waste management strategy sets out a clear policy and actions to help guide future waste management decisions in County Durham.

In County Durham, we manage, on average, over 240,000 tonnes of household waste each year and we reuse, recycle and compost around 40% of this.

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An addendum to the original strategy was produced in March 2010 which updates the original strategy and identifies key challenges for the future. It is included in the document above. For more information, or a copy of the original strategy please contact us.

Strategy progress

A report to our Cabinet in October 2014 (item 10 on the agenda) demonstrates progress towards the strategy's objectives and commitments. It provides a full appraisal of the current waste management service delivery and performance including:

  • residual waste (contract, haulage, waste transfer stations)
  • household waste recycling centres (HWRCs)
  • collection arrangements
  • landfill and closed sites
  • waste prevention
  • waste education and behavioural change
Contact us
Waste Management
03000 26 1000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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