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Waste Collection Policy

This policy specifies Rochdale Borough Council’s method for dealing with recycling and refuse collections. The policy has been written to:

  • Support the council’s newly adopted Waste Management Strategy 2015–2020.
  • Underpin the new waste collection service introduced from October 2015.

This policy and the Waste Management Strategy are fundamental to the council’s ability to comply with the following:

  • Support the implications of local, national and European pressures for change to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste that is sent to landfill.
  • Address tightening health and safety law. This means moving from manual to mechanical handling operations wherever possible.
  • Ensure that the council maintains safe, economic and efficient recycling and waste collection.

Waste Collection Policy (302kb pdf)


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