Rubbish, waste and recycling
This section contains information about municipal waste, waste collection, recycling and flytipping.
Next step in dealing with Hertfordshire's waste
Six companies have been selected to progress to the next stage of the county council's search for an alternative solution to sending residual waste to landfill.
Thirteen companies showed interest in the council's residual waste procurement programme and the information they supplied was subject to evaluation by council officers working with their advisors. The recommendations from this evaluation were heard at Cabinet on June 16 and it was agreed that the following companies would be invited to continue to the next stage in the procurement process:
- Covanta Energy Limited
- E.ON Energy from Waste AG (EEW)
- MVV Umwelt GmbH
- Shanks PFI Investments Ltd / Wheelabrator Technologies Inc consortium
- SITA UK Limited consortium
- Veolia ES Aurora
All of the short-listed companies have confirmed their continued interest in finding a solution for Hertfordshire's residual waste. These bidders will now be invited, starting in early July 2009, to develop an outline solution by the end of September 2009.
The minutes from the Cabinet meeting can be downloaded from http://www.hertsdirect.org/yrccouncil/civic_calendar
A list of frequently asked questions about the future of Hertfordshire's waste is available on www.hertsdirect.org/waste
In Hertfordshire the WasteAware partnership has been formed by the County, District and Borough Councils. WasteAware aims to make residents aware of:
- the issues surrounding the management of waste
- the waste problem
- the harmful effects of waste production on the environment
- how they can help to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal
Essentially it is all about consideration of reducing, re-using and recycling waste rather than disposal.
Through WasteAware, the 11 Authorities have been working hard on the development of a Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for the next 25 years to address the waste problem in an environmentally acceptable and cost effective way.
Links to the WasteAware website, information about the waste problem in Hertfordshire and the Waste Management Strategy are all available by selecting the appropriate links on the right hand side of the screen.
Flycapture is the national database of fly-tipping incidents and enforcement action that was set up by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Local Government Association to record the incidents and cost of illegally dumped waste dealt with by local authorities (LAs). Data from the National Flytipping database is available by selecting the link entitled National Flytipping Database - Local Authority breakdowns (on the right hand side of the screen). New data for 2008/09 was published in October 2009.
Annual Waste Statistics are reported to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) by local authorities. Data for Hertfordshire is available below.
This page last updated: 12-10-2009