Swindon Borough Council Waste Management Strategy

You may already be aware that Swindon Borough Council is developing a Waste Strategy that will set out the principles for how we will manage Swindon’s waste over the next ten years, along with some specific measures we will introduce in the first 12 months to improve our recycling rate.

We are about to embark upon a six week engagement period with local residents starting from 10th September to 19th October 2018, this includes an online survey and various drop in events (more details below). We would greatly  appreciate your help in promoting the engagement within your Parish.

We will email you a poster for you to display in your offices and any other locations you feel appropriate.  In addition Officers will be attending the Clerks meeting on 17th October as part of the engagement and subject to availability officers will be happy to attend any of your Council meetings during the engagement period, please let us know the date and time required. If you require any further support from us whilst promoting the engagement please email us at and we will endeavour to accommodate your requests.

Waste Strategy Engagement

The Council wants to get the views of local residents about the proposed changes to the way we deal with waste and recycling. There will be a questionnaire available for residents to complete and residents can also attend the drop in events in the libraries to find out more information. Officers will be available to answer any queries they may have. The dates for the drop in events are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 9th October from 10am to 1pm at West Swindon library
  • Thursday, 11th October from 10am to 1pm at Highworth library
  • Saturday, 13th October from 1pm to 4pm at North Swindon library
  • Monday, 15th October from 10am to 1pm at Park library
  • Tuesday, 16th October from 10am to 1pm at Central Swindon library

The results of the questionnaire will help inform Members when making decisions on future waste service delivery. The draft Waste Strategy will go to the Council’s Cabinet on 5 December 2018 for review and approval.