All Derbyshire councils are working together to reduce waste and to increase what is recycled and composted. And to drastically reduce the amount of waste buried in the ground.
Reducing waste to landfill is necessary as waste in landfill produces greenhouse gases as it rots, damaging the environment. Putting waste into land fill means that valuable materials such as metals, glass and wood are lost which could have been reused or recycled. The costs of putting waste into land fill are also increasing year on year.
The Derbyshire councils are committed to increasing recycling and composting and have set a joint target of 55% by 2020.
Efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle rubbish are essential parts of the strategy and initiatives in support of this include:
However, even with increased efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle more of our waste, we will still be left with just under half that will need managing in other ways to avoid it going to landfill. This waste will need to undergo some kind of treatment.
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