Refuse and Recycling Strategy

Malvern Hills District Council is a signatory to the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, for Herefordshire and Worcestershire 2004-2034.

This strategy sets out how the councils in the two counties will work together to provide residents and businesses with efficient, cost effective recycling and refuse collection and disposal services.

The strategy also explains how local residents will be supported to reduce the amount of waste they generate, and recycle as much of what they do produce as possible to minimise the amount of waste that is tipped in land fill.

A joint strategy is important because in Worcestershire district councils are responsible for recycling and refuse collections, whilst the county council is responsible for processing recycling and disposing of refuse.

Herefordshire Council is included in the joint strategy because is shares as waste disposal contract with Worcestershire County Council.

The strategy ensures that collection and disposal activities join up effectively and provide the best possible overall value to council tax payers.

Malvern Hills District is unique in Worcestershire in providing weekly refuse collections, using its highly valued black sack service.

The Council restated its commitment to maintaining weekly refuse collections in July 2012, when it decided to bid for funding from Government's Weekly Collection Support Scheme.