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Our waste management strategy

The Waste Management Strategy 2016-2026 was adopted to ensure that our 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) collecting in excess of 700,000 bins, 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.