Environmental benefits of the new service
How does the new 123+ service reduce our carbon footprint?
Combining our services and using one contractor will help us minimise the mileage our heavy refuse and recycling vehicles travel reducing CO2 emissions.
Collecting waste every three weeks will save 102,796 miles per year - that's equivalent to 4 and a half times around the Earth! That's a saving of 2,650 tonnes of CO2e per year.
The new service will encourage residents to recycle more and reduce the amount of waste sent for incineration.
How will you demonstrate if the new 123+ system is benefitting the environment?
The new system is designed to minimise our carbon footprint by reducing vehicle mileage, increasing recycling, reducing residual waste and the amount of waste going for incineration. The new contract will include Environmental Management targets.