What are we doing?

Recycling and garden waste

The materials collected in your recycling and garden waste bins can be transformed into new materials that can be used again and again.

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BDR Waste Treatment Facility

The award winning BDR Waste Treatment Facility takes up to 250,000 tonnes of residual waste produced across Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham each year.

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South Yorkshire Municipal Waste Management Strategy

Our aim is simple and challenging: by working together we intend to reduce, re-use, recycle and recover energy from 95% of South Yorkshire’s waste by 2021.

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Upcoming legislation

How we use, recycle and dispose of our resources and waste and the impact this can have on our environment is incredibly important.

Find out more about Resources and Waste Strategy and the Environment Bill

Climate emergency

The impacts of climate change are already causing serious damage all over the world.  The United Nations says that we could have just 11 years left to limit a climate change catastrophe.

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What happens to our waste

Increased public awareness about the environment, recycling and waste has created an unprecedented interest in what happens to the recycling and waste that is collected by the Council, where it is taken for treatment and where it ends up.

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