What is the Municipal Waste Management Strategy?Torbay faces challenging targets for increasing the proportion of waste that is recycled and composted and reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill. The Municipal Waste Management Strategy aims to address these challenges and provide a framework for managing Torbay’s waste in a more sustainable way. The Strategy sets out how Torbay intends to manage its municipal waste by promoting waste minimisation, improving recycling performance and using alternatives to landfill to treat waste that can not be re-used or recycled.
Torbay Council adopted the Municipal Waste Management Strategy in February 2008. The Headline Strategy and Supplementary Reports can be downloaded from Related Documents below.
Strategic Environmental AssessmentA Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was carried out to evaluate the likely effects of implementing the Waste Management Strategy. The results of the Strategic Environmental Assessment were presented in an Environmental Report, which accompanied the consultation phase of the Municipal Waste Management Strategy. A Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement has also been produced, explaining how the recommendations from the SEA have been incorporated into the finalised adopted Waste Management Strategy. The SEA reports can be downloaded from Related Documents below.
ConsultationConsultation formed an important part of developing Torbay’s Municipal Waste Management Strategy, and the draft Strategy and SEA Environmental Report were subject to a 6 week public consultation period in October – November 2007. Information on the outcomes of stakeholder and public consultation are provided in Supplementary Report D, which can be downloaded from Related Documents below.
The South West Devon Waste PartnershipTorbay Council is working in partnership with Devon County Council and Plymouth City Council to deliver a solution for treating waste that can not be re-used, recyled or composted. Please see the ‘External Links’ section of this webpage for more information on the South West Devon Waste Partnership.
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- Devon Waste Strategy
- National Waste Strategy
- Plymouth Waste Strategy
- Regional Waste Strategy
- South West Devon Waste Partnership
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- Recycling and Waste
- Strategic Environmental Assessment