How is the council managing waste in the borough?
Waste Management Strategy
The Waste Management Strategy 2016-2026 was adopted to ensure that the council's approach to the management of waste is sustainable and in line with current legislation and guidelines.
Harrow has an estimated population of 251,400 (2016), so with rising landfill costs and growing concerns over energy security and climate change, it is more important than ever for local authorities to ensure that waste is managed efficiently.
The strategy has been produced with reference to guidance issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on developing Municipal Waste Management Strategies, as well as taking into account regional work in this area.
The strategy will also be reviewed in light of developing practice, guidance and changing legislation as necessary and in any event every three years. At the time of the review a consultation will take place with appropriate parties.
Waste Team Performance
Our waste management team and waste collection crews work extremely hard to provide an excellent year round service. Each month, we review the teams performance to determine the areas in which we need to improve.
The crews collect in excess of 700,000 household bins every month. During the month of February 2017, the teams performed as follows.
- 99.92% of green/grey bins were collected on their scheduled date
- 99.94% of blue bins were collected on their scheduled date
- 99.95% of food bins were collected on their scheduled date
- 99.85% of brown garden waste bins were collected on their scheduled date