WRAP supported the development of a new waste strategy, shaped by internal targets and external drivers, such as alignment with the resources and waste strategy. The Council has a target to increase its recycling rate from 46% to 55% by 2025. Basildon Council’s vision is to re-position its waste and recycling collections in alignment with its carbon reduction and sustainable resource management ambitions.

Following a successful food waste collection trial and stakeholder consultation in 2021, the Council agreed to replace its mixed garden and food waste service with a separate weekly collection of food waste, which was introduced in October 2022. The Council then implemented a weekly chargeable garden waste service in June 2023.

A kerbside dry recycling trial was carried out in 2022 followed by further public consultation on future options for the collection of dry recycling and residual waste. A preferred option was identified and approved by the Council with the service changes set to be implemented from winter 2023/24.

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