How we deal with your waste

Through our statutory role as a Waste Disposal Authority, we control the recycling, reprocessing, treatment and disposal of all local authority collected waste in Nottinghamshire. This equates to approximately 400,000 tonnes a year and includes waste collected by the seven district and borough councils and waste collected at the Recycling Centres.

The majority of this waste is managed through a PFI Contract with Veolia as amended by Veolia's Revised Project Plan on 24 February 2015. A copy of the contract is available below.

The version of the Contract below, together with the Outline, Final and Variance Business Cases, have had specific information redacted (removed) where it is exempt from publication because it is commercially sensitive or contains personal information. The information redacted will be reviewed by the County Council over time.

Business cases

Contract documents

Environmental Management System

We operate an Environmental Management System (EMS) and have achieved ISO 14001:2004 following external assessment. This means that we are now working to internationally recognised best practice.

Effective management is very important in attaining high levels of environmental performance so it is desirable to have a structured system that enables processes to be established, measured and revised. Our EMS enables us to maintain these high levels of performance.


The International Standard 14001 specifies the requirements for an EMS, including:

  • developing an environmental policy
  • establishing objectives and processes
  • taking action to improve performance
  • continual maintenance and improvement of the EMS
  • ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations
  • supporting environmental protection and prevention of pollution.

Waste Reduction, Re-use, Recycling and Composting Plan

Through our agreement with Defra we are required to publish an annual recycling plan to set out how we will make year on year progress in our recycling and composting rate.

Download the 2018-19 plan [PDF].

Contact us

If you wish to view our Environmental Policy or have any queries about recycling and rubbish, please contact us.

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