Waste and Waste Sites
Within the administrative boundaries of Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, more that 4.2 million tonnes of waste is generated every year and this amount is predicted to rise over the next 15 to 20 years. Waste is produced not only by householders, but also through commercial and industrial activities, agricultural practice and construction, demolition and excavation projects.
The latest Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) provides detailed lists and maps of the facilities.
The estimated permitted waste treatment capacity (as at April 2014) is 3.1 million tonnes per annum for recycling, organic treatment and residual recovery (excluding waste transfer capacity and landfill). Waste transfer facilities have been excluded from the existing treatment capacity to avoid double counting, as despite some of the facilities recycling on site, the actual proportion/tonnage of recycling capacity is not known.
There is also approximately 1,284,723 tonnes per annum of aggregate recycling capacity. Permitted waste management capacity figures demonstrate that the sub region is in excess of the waste treatment tonnage required by the RSS waste forecast for 2008/09.
Refer to Performance Indicator 1.6 of AMR2014 for further details on permitted waste management facilities and capacity and waste treatment requirements and capacity gap.
The Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are also useful sources of waste related data.
It should be noted that as with any other information, waste data is not static and changes over time.
The Planning and Development Mapping Portal is now available to help you to view mapping information about waste management facilities in Staffordshire.