Municipal Waste Strategy
Details of the York & North
Yorkshire Waste Partnership and the Joint Municipal Waste
York & North Yorkshire
In order to better deal with
the waste problem in this country, the Government has urged
Councils to develop partnership working. The York and North
Yorkshire Waste Partnership (the ‘Partnership’) was formed in 1998
when all waste collection and disposal councils in York and North
Yorkshire began working closely together. The Partnership’s aim is
to arrive at cost effective solutions to deliver more sustainable
ways of dealing with waste.
The Partnership comprises Craven, Hambleton,
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough,
Selby and York Councils.
Following a comprehensive consultation process with householders
across the Partnership area, a Joint Municipal Waste Management
Strategy was developed, setting out ways that waste will be dealt
with in the future. Challenging targets for waste reduction,
recycling and disposal mean that there will be very different ways
in dealing with waste in the future, other than the traditional
method of landfill.
The first strategy, entitled ‘Let's Talk Rubbish’ was produced
in July 2002 as a response to new EU and UK waste legislation.
Since that time, new laws were introduced, which meant that a new
strategy had to be developed to ensure that the Partnership was
able to respond to changes and be able to meet demanding new
An updated strategy entitled 'Let’s Talk Less Rubbish’ was
formally adopted in June 2006 by all elected Members in the
relevant authorities and sets out how waste in York and North
Yorkshire will be dealt with, up until 2026. This Municipal Waste
Management Strategy is the basis of the majority of the work
carried out by the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership.
To find out what's happening with waste collection and disposal
across North Yorkshire visit the York & North Yorkshire
Waste Partnership website.