South Gloucestershire's Waste Strategy 2015 - 2020 (draft)

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on its draft Waste Strategy 2015-2020. Read the full, draft Waste Strategy here.


The management of household waste is a key service provided by the council, it helps protect the local environment. The Council’s Waste Strategy plays an important part in helping residents understand the impact of waste and how we can all work towards an environmentally sustainable future.

Waste minimisation and prevention is our priority. An outcome of previous strategies has seen an impressive reduction of total waste by 61 percent since 2000. Despite this success there are still challenges and our waste is higher than our statistical neighbours. The new strategy outlines how we will continue to reduce waste across the region.

Our second priority is recycling. Since we embarked on the 25 year partnership with Suez (formerly SITA) we have made excellent progress in our recycling and composting performance. The refuse and recycling services have been transformed; in 2000 we collectively recycled and composted seven percent of our municipal waste, in 2014-15 this had increased to 47.5 percent. However this is below the European target of 50 percent by 2020 and therefore recycling continues to be an important priority.

The last few years have seen very challenging times for the whole economy and the council has faced significant cuts. This strategy has to find ways to drive waste out of landfill, putting it to better use, without increasing overall cost. We need to treat waste as a resource to be tapped rather than a problem.

The strategy presents the best available options for South Gloucestershire to enable it to meet our environmental aspirations of reducing waste and encouraging a circular economy through recycling, reuse and repair.

At the same time we also need to ensure financial targets are met to deliver savings to the council. The new proposed changes to the service intends to simplify the kerbside offering to residents. It will encourage reuse and recycling through; increasing recycling collections to weekly and reducing the size of the black bin. These two proposals come as a package and would be delivered together.

Have your say

We are interested in your views on the updated strategy and in particular your views on the new kerbside service and how it may affect you as a resident. We are also open to any further ideas that residents may have to help deliver our a waste and recycling services. Further details about the proposals are available in the draft Waste Strategy 2015-2020.

Please read the full, draft Waste Strategy 2015-2020 or the Consultation Summary contained within either the online survey or the paper survey. In addition there is an initial Equalities Impact Assessment that provides detail on how the proposal may affect certain protected equalities groups.

The consultation will be open for 14 weeks from the 9 November to the 15 February.

How can I find out more?

A series of roadshows have already taken place. Here are the upcoming roadshows with dates and locations:


January 2016

Thurs 21st      9.30 - 11.30am Marshfield Parish Council Offices, Tolzey Hall, High St, Marshfield

Thurs 28th     12 - 2pm Kingswood Civic Centre, foyer by One-Stop Shop, High Street, Kingswood


We will be giving short presentations at the following Area Forum meetings and Town and Parish Council meetings:

January 2016

Tues 12th       7.30pm       Bitton Parish Council meeting, North Common Village Hall, Millers Drive, BS30 8XX

Mon 18th        7.30pm     Alveston Parish Council meeting, Jubilee Hall, Alveston.

Weds 20th      7.30pm     Dodington Parish Council meeting, Council Chamber, Dodington Parish Hall, Finch Road, Chipping Sodbury

February 2016

Tues 2nd        7.30pm      Hanham Abbots Parish Council Meeting, Hanham Hall (Old Hospital Building). Off Whittucks Road, Hanham

How to Respond

We welcome comments on the draft Waste Strategy 2015 - 2020 between 9th November 2015 and 15th February 2016.

Please take time to read the full draft strategy that provides more detail and an Initial Equalities Impact Assessment and Analysis document.

An outline of the draft strategy is available as part of the online questionnaire and is also available to download and print-off as part of the paper questionnaire.

We are particularly keen to find out if you feel that all relevant areas are being considered and whether you think there are any specific impacts or alternatives that the council and its partners should consider.

Information is also available from your local South Gloucestershire library and One Stop Shop.

You can find out more or tell us your views by:

If you would like someone to talk to your group or organisation about this consultation, please contact us using the details above to arrange.

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    6 Nov 2015 at 00:00
  • Closed
    15 Feb 2016 at 23:59



Consultation Topic
  • Environment
  • Local economy & business issues
  • 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
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Businesses & employers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Housing Association tenants
  • Neighbouring authorities
  • Partner agencies
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

Kristy Spindler

Waste Manager

tel: 01454 865263