Your future Solihull - Waste Hierarchy

Waste Hierarchy

The ‘waste hierarchy’ is a simple ranking of which waste management options are best for the environment.

Ultimately we should be aiming to prevent items from becoming waste in the first place. If waste is to be created, the next best option is to reuse those items, which might involve repairing or refurbishment.

Recycling comes next and is the most environmentally friendly solution when it comes to disposing of waste. For items we can’t recycle it might be possible to implement ‘recovery’, whereby energy can be recovered from incinerating non-recyclable waste.

Unsurprisingly the least sustainable option in the waste hierarchy is disposal which often means landfill. In Solihull we ensure household waste is not sent to landfill.