Resource and Waste Strategy 2020 and Beyond


South Gloucestershire Council is updating its Resource and Waste Strategy.

In our previous Waste Strategy (2015 - 2020), we focused on moving waste away from energy recovery and disposal in landfill, prioritising recycling. Our progress has been very impressive in such a short period, saving the equivalent of 70kg of waste per household, with 58% of waste recycled in 2018, making us one of the best performing authorities in England and already exceeding the national target of 50% by 2020.

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, our focus must now shift towards doing our bit to save our planet’s precious resources by reducing our consumption, especially of single-use items and ensuring our environment is protected for future generations. Climate change is closely linked to the use of raw materials. If we reduce the amount of raw materials we are using, we can reduce the effects of global warming on our environment.

We propose focusing on what’s known as a ‘circular economy’ for waste, which means moving away from the linear approach of ‘take-make-consume-throw away’ to a system where resources are minimised, regenerated and reused.


We are interested in your views on the updated strategy

The consultation will be open from 24th June 2019 and will close on Friday 27th September 2019


How to find out more and have your say



Drop in anytime our roadshows are on in your area to speak to us:

  • 27 June (Thursday) at Yate Shopping Centre, between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 02 July (Tuesday) at Waitrose, Chipping Sodbury between 10:00 - 18:00
  • 04 July (Thursday) at Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 16 July (Tuesday) at Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 25 July ((Thursday) at Staple Hill High Street (fountain square), between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 30 July (Tuesday) at Winterbourne High Street, between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 01 August (Thursday) Thornbury Market, between 10:00 - 13:30
  • 06 August (Tuesday) at Abbey Wood Retail Park. Filton, between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 08 August (Thursday) at Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke between 12:00 - 18:00
  • 14 August (Wednesday) at Downend High Street (Sainsbury's) between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 20 August (Tuesday) at Patchway Hub / Library Foyer between 10:00 - 15:00
  • 22 August (Thursday) at Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood between 10:00 - 14:00
  • 28 August (Wednesday) at Yate Shopping Centre between 10:00 - 14:00


Presentation / Information:

The following Community Engagement Forums will be providing either presentations or information. All starting at 7pm

  • 04 July (Thursday) -Stoke Gifford area, Little Stoke Hall, BS34 6HR:
  • 09 July (Tuesday) - Thornbury Area, Alveston Methodist Church, BS35 3RA
  • 10 July (Wednesday) - Downend, Bromley Heath and Emersons Green Forum, Downend Baptist Church, BS16 5RA
  • 11 July (Thursday) - Yate, St Nicholas Church, Yate BS37 4LG
  • 16 July (Tuesday) - Staple Hill area, Staple Hill Library, BS16 5LR
  • 18 July (Thursday) - Hanham and Longwell Green - Hanham Community Centre, BS15 3EJ 
  • 22 July (Monday) - Winterbourne area, Brockeridge Centre, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2LQ
  • 04 September (Wednesday)
    • Filton and Patchway Community Engagement Forum, Filton Town Hall, BS34 7PS
    • Bradley Stoke area Community Engagement Forum, Jubilee Centre, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8HL
  • 05 September (Thursday) - Oldland and Parkwall area, Unity Oldland Methodist Church, Oldland Common
  • 11 September (Wednesday) - Severnside, Easter Compton village Hall, BS35 5SJ



  • Read the strategy document here
  • Read the initial equalities impact analysis and assessment here
  • Complete the online questionnaire
  • Download and print a paper version of the survey to post to us or hand in at a local library or one stop shop
  • Email:
  • Write to: South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate


  • Phone: 01454 868154




  • Opened
    24 Jun 2019 at 13:00
  • Closes
    27 Sep 2019 at 23:59



Geographical area
  • Bitton and Oldland Common
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Charlton and Cribbs
  • Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Downend
  • Hanham
  • Kingswood
  • Longwell Green
  • New Cheltenham
  • Parkwall and Warmley
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick
  • Patchway Coniston
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Thornbury
  • Severn Vale
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
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