Herts. WithOut Waste (HertsWOW)

Recycling and composting not disposal

For latest information, see Blog page or "What Next?" summary below.

WHAT IS OUR AIM?

To seek more sustainable methods of dealing with surplus materials ("waste") in Hertfordshire.  

We are working to persuade the local authorities in the county to introduce more sustainable ways of reducing, reusing and recycling surplus materials locally, at each main town in the county. This would take us towards a 'circular economy' in which we would no longer dispose of huge quantities of waste through incineration and landfilling. The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership is dong a great deal already towards that but need a more 'joined up' approach to saving to invest by the councils.

WHO ARE WE?

We are an information 'hub' founded in March 2009 among networks of community groups and individuals. 

We gather and share useful information with all interested parties, including the County Council, the districts & boroughs, UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), local campaigning groups, campaigns elsewhere, environmental groups, companies, political parties, industry specialists and so on. The environmental groups include Transition Towns & Villages etc. and the local Friends of the Earth groups. 

WHAT DO WE RECOMMEND?

We rely on waste industry experts and experiences elsewhere to indicate the best ways of avoiding and dealing with waste as far as possible without disposal (landfilling and incineration).

Our eventual aim is to avoid the generation of waste in the first place. Meanwhile there is plenty of scope for more of our "residual" waste to be diverted into use, re-use, recycling etc. This would be in the direction of a 'circular economy' in which the County Council would have very little 'waste' materials of any kind to dispose of. As a next interim step, we urge that no new incinerator capacity be planned for Hertfordshire - especially not on an inflexible long term contract! - and that the Herts. Waste Partnership's activities be translated into local processing facilities for composting, mechanical biological treatment, anaerobic digestion etc. close to each conurbation.

Around 85% of the waste in your bin can be recycled. Yet in Hertfordshire we only recycle around 50%. We need to increase recycling facilities, to make it easier for you to recycle more. We also need to employ forward-looking technologies such as anaerobic digestion, which cost less to set up and operate, reduce consumption, re-use resources, create local jobs and reduce climate change impacts. This would allow us to reduce and eventually eliminate any waste which cannot be re-used or recycled. 

WHAT NEXT?

For the latest information please see our Blog page. 

January 2017 

Veolia Environmental Services (VES) has submitted a planning application to Hertfordshire County Council for  an incinerator (a so-called 'energy recovery facility', ERF) at Ratty's lane, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne. The proposed facility would be of a lesser capacity than that which was proposed for New Barnfield, until that was rejected by Government. It would also lack a front-end facility to divert some materials from the waste.

The next stage is for the County Council to validate that set of documents and subject to the outcome, to arrange a public consultation. 

DISCLAIMER

DISCLAIMER
The Campaign Against Resource Recovery Park, known as CARRP provides the www.corbyagainstwasteplant.co.uk web site as a service to the public and web site owners.

CARRP is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this web site is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

Although the www.corbyagainstwasteplant.co.uk web site may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including web sites, CARRP and its web site administrators are not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.

Links from CARRP to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by CARRP of the parties or their products and services. The appearance on the web site of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by CARRP, and CARRP has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.
Herts. WithOut Waste known as HertsWOW provides this web site as a service to the public and to community groups. We have no party political affiliation nor commercial interests. We exchange information towards fulfilling our aims but we are not a campaigning group.
HertsWOW is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this web site is correct, complete, and up-to-date.
Although this web site may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including web sites, HertsWOW and its web site administrators are not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.
Links from HertsWOW to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by us of the parties or their products and services. The appearance on the web site of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by HertsWOW, and HertsWOW has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.