- Promote reuse and recycling to high value uses, including closed loop recycling (see also Sustainable Materials)
- By 2025, 70% of domestic waste by weight will be recycled or composted. The target is that residual waste will reduce by 10% per household by 2025.
- By 2020, no more than 2% of all waste (domestic, commercial or construction) by weight will be sent to landfill – the rest is reused, recycled, composted or burned for energy recovery.
- Develop the infrastructure to enable recycling of commercial waste to achieve a trajectory towards zero waste by 2025.
Strategy: Reduce waste and increase re-use
- Work with the charities and community sector to promote re-use, through online schemes and business partnerships.
- Maximise re-use and local income from textiles via bring banks and local charities
- Open further re-use facility at Brighton Household Waste and Recycling Centre.
- Promote re-use charities and partners, e.g. working with Universities.
- Continue collaboration with the Food Partnership to educate residents on preventing food waste.
Increase recycling rates
- Complete roll out of communal recycling by Spring 2014
- Continue to review opportunities to collect additional materials for recycling
- Maximise recycling rates using existing services through effective engagement with residents and community incentive campaign linked to recycling rates
- Redevelop Brighton HWRS in to a split level site which will improve accessibility and recycling rates. The plans are subject to planning permission.
- Encourage further community composting schemes for food and garden waste.
- Food Partnership and council campaign to promote subsidised home composters and digesters and comport awareness.
Commercial and other waste
- Launch council commercial refuse collection trial In 2014
Waste minimisation and prevention
- Support the food waste reduction campaign by the Food partnership and BHCC.