Waste Collection Consultation

Closed 7 Oct 2018

Opened 30 Jul 2018


The Council is exploring ways of changing waste collection to improve the level of recycling and the quality of materials collected at the kerbside. 

This consultation is an opportunity to give your views on the options being considered. 

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Why We Are Consulting

Over the past decade the recycling rate in Belfast has increased significantly.  However, more needs to be done to boost recycling and prevent waste going to landfill.   

‘Dumping’ our household waste into landfill is not only bad for the environment and future generations, it is also costly.  Managing our waste costs the Council in the region of £26 million a year.  If we do not take action now, these costs will increase, which means further pressures will be put on the Council's budget.   

To address this and to help contribute to the Belfast Agenda, we have developed the Waste Framework. This is designed to improve the quality and range of materials collected. 

By improving what is recycled, we will be able to get a better price for these materials and support local jobs. 

To achieve these aims we need to introduce new waste collection arrangements and get greater buy-in from householders.  The Waste Framework proposes new approaches which we believe will help us achieve this. 

These proposals will not affect your brown bin collection or the collection arrangements for anyone who lives in an apartment with communal collections in place.

We want to know what you think and if you have any concerns about these proposals. 

Our Waste Framework can be accessed via the following link Waste Framework and independent options appraisal can be accessed via the following link WRAP Analysis.



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