Municipal Waste Strategy

Putting our waste bins out - a task that we all do every week, probably without thinking much about the consequences. Whilst we go ahead with our lives, what happens to the waste that was in our bins?


In Wales, around 80% of the waste that councils collect from homes gets disposed of in landfill sites. That can lead to environmental problems, such as global warming, and means that we are throwing away materials of value. Also, we are running out of space for waste landfill sites.


We have to start looking at waste in a different way, and many of us in Gwynedd have taken steps to recycle paper, cans, glass and textiles, and also to make compost. Although there has been a substantial increase in recycling and composting in Gwynedd, we have a lot more work to do to meet very challenging targets in future. Gwynedd Council has produced a draft strategy for the management of municipal waste, which offers a way to improve on our arrangements for dealing with waste, and to meet future targets.


As everybody will not need the same level of detail about the draft waste strategy, you can choose one of the following documents to get the information you want:

Introduction to the Draft Strategy

The Full Draft Strategy

Summary of the Draft Strategy

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 1

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 2

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 3

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 4

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 5

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 6

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 7

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 8

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 9

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 10

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 11

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 12

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 13

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 14

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 15

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 16

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Appendix 17

Technical Appendix to the Draft Strategy - Glossary