Hampshire - Integrated Waste Management Approach

Integrated Waste Management Approach

Integrated waste management strategy for Hampshire

The integrated waste management strategy relies on handling waste in a four pronged approach: waste minimisation, recycling (including composting), Energy Recovery, and finally as a last resort, landfill.

The vast majority of households in Hampshire have access to kerbside collection of recyclable materials. These include newspapers and magazines, cardboard, junk mail, food and drinks cans, and plastic bottles. These are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be separated, sorted and sent for reprocessing.

The network of bank sites cater for other materials including clothes, books and glass bottles and jars. The 26 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) throughout Hampshire take bulky materials.

Haulage and transfer stations are both utilised in Veolia’s waste management scheme. The role of haulage is to offer a an efficient way of transporting waste. Whilst transfer stations prevent the uneconomic transfer of wastes in small loads.
Many people take the trouble to recycle, either via the kerbside collection system, HWRCs or via the 1,600 bank sites in Hampshire.
Traditionally household waste has been landfilled. Instead of landfilling, three Energy Recovery Facilities have been developed in Hampshire...
We will always be left with residual waste. Its disposal should be handled with the maximum of care and attention.