Waste strategy review


In developing the waste strategy review, we established these four principles:

  1. minimise Poole’s carbon footprint as much as possible
  2. minimise how much waste is produced in Poole
  3. maximise recycling achievement
  4. maximise local self sufficiency

We also created a summary of the strategy.


We have identified the following actions to enable us to achieve our government targets before 2020.

Short term plan

  • waste minimisation
  • ongoing communication and education campaigns
  • promotion of bin swaps (large blue bin, small black bin)
  • ongoing green waste initiatives
  • green waste kerbside collection study
  • commercial waste communication campaign
  • operational review focusing on collection, household waste site and logistics
  • joint working initiatives

Medium term plan

  • waste minimisation including specifically targeted materials
  • green waste capture campaign
  • communication campaign focusing on ‘slimming your bin’
  • best practice review of the Nuffield Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • collection strategy review
  • detailed waste flow and commercial waste composition studies
  • joint working initiatives

Long term plan

  • waste minimisation
  • kitchen waste capture
  • review of commercial waste service
  • joint working feasibility studies
  • a review of our enforcement policies, particularly for commercial waste
Page last updated: 06 June 2019
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