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The vision provides a clear basis on which future decisions concerning how waste is managed in Colchester borough can be assessed.
It was agreed by the Cabinet in January 2016, and approved by full Council in February 2016.
Alongside the vision, the 'definitions document' shown here provides links to a range of information and legislation around the management of waste and recycling that the Council also needs to consider or adhere to.
Following on from the Waste Vision adopted by the Council in 2015, the Waste Strategy was agreed at Cabinet in December 2016.
The key aims of the Waste Strategy are to improve our performance, in particular reducing residual waste and increasing recycling, and to provide a waste and recycling collection service requested by residents.
Our new recycling and rubbish collection service started in June 2017 to boost recycling rates and to cut down on what goes to landfill.
Here's what has changed: