Local Waste Plan
Recycling waste is better for the environment than the alternative of throwing it away to be landfilled.
Landfilling waste is considered the worst environmental option for waste. There are difficulties finding suitable land for disposal sites and the associated pollution issues that can arise, have been linked to the global problem of climate change.
Reducing, reusing and recycling waste minimises this risk and also contributes to the saving of energy and the earths resources.
All councils are aiming to meet the the target of 70% recycling and a maximum of 5% of waste going to landfill by 2025.
More information is available from The Scottish Zero Waste Plan.
Achieving The Targets
To achieve the targets, councils introduced waste separation schemes for all households. Initial consultation took place with householders across Forth Valley and details of the consultation are available in the Forth Valley customer consultation final report.
In 2006 a Strategic Outline Case was published and this detailed a longer term approach to the management of waste.
This is soon to be replaced with our own Zero Waste Strategy, which will support the Council's climate change targets, improve resource use, encourage economic benefit from waste reduction and re-use.
To check that we are meeting our targets, waste collection information is gathered and details on how to access this can be obtained from our Waste Data page.