South Gloucestershire Waste Strategy 2013 to 2019

Consultation on the future of South Gloucestershire’s Waste and Recycling Services

The council has written a draft waste strategy that sets out how it will achive its waste vision and deliver its aims and is now seeking views and comments on it.

South Gloucestershire’s waste vision is:

Reduce, re-use, recycle, to encourage and support a sustainable South Gloucestershire by:

  • recognising the importance of preventing waste and, where it cannot be prevented
  • giving waste a second life through re-use recycling, or through the generation of renewable energy
  • only disposing of waste to landfill as a last resort.

What is the Council going to do?

 The Council’s aims are to:

  • minimise the amount of waste generated inSouth Gloucestershire
  • reuse or recycle at least 50% of all household waste
  • divert 85% of all local authority collected waste from landfill
  • provide residents with service developments and new opportunities to recycle
  • invest resources wisely to represent good value for money for council tax payers

The councils proposals

Full details of the council's draft waste strategy can be found by downloading the proposed strategy.

South Gloucestershire already has some of the highest recycling rates in England, with 53 per cent of waste recycled in 2011/12 – higher than the current national target of 40 per cent. The draft strategy aims to build on this success, and respond to future challenges, by providing residents with even more opportunities to recycle. It also presents a range of proposals to enhance efficiency and ensure that the service continues to deliver value for money for taxpayers.

Proposals in the strategy include extending kerbside collection services to include mixed plastics and small electrical items, and introducing a more comprehensive recycling service for residents living in flats.

The strategy also proposes measures to charge for garden waste collection, like neighbouring authorities, to encourage home composting and ensure that the cost of the service is met by those who use it. 

Consultation Feedback

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.

Councillors will consider the results of this consultation at the Communities Committee on 10th September 2013 before making a decision on the proposed waste strategy and future waste services. The agenda, decision report and background papers area available from this link.

The council has also produced answers to some of the frequently asked questions that were raised during the consultation process.


  • Opened
    11 Feb 2013 at 00:00
  • Closed
    20 May 2013 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    03 Sep 2013


Consultation Topic
  • Environment
  • Environmental Health and Trading Standards
  • Spending and budget
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Businesses & employers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Neighbouring authorities
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details


Phone: 01454 868000

Write to:

FREEPOST RRZE-CTRG-TJLJ, South Gloucestershire Council Waste Strategy Consultation, Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury BRISTOL, BS35 1HF