How we manage your waste

The year on year increase in the amount of waste produced is one of our biggest waste management problems.

Central government's target is to boost the rate of recycling to 50% by 2020.

Locally, we have our own plans in place to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Our Municipal Waste Management Strategy sets out how we intend to:

  • reduce the total amount of waste Barnsley produces
  • make improvements so that half of the waste produced is either recycled or composted
  • where possible, to recover energy from the rest of our waste and bury as little as possible in landfill sites

We're also working closely with neighbouring councils, Doncaster and Rotherham, in a project known as the BDR Waste Partnership. Our aim is to provide long-term and environmentally aware waste facilities. They'll treat and dispose of waste that can’t be recycled.

You can find more information and legislation on the management of waste in these documents.