September 2018 performance
Performance during 2018/19 is on track to meet or better the March 2019 target of 25% mainly as a result of diversion of refuse derived fuel to energy recovery plants.
June 2018 performance
The performance in the year to March 2018 is currently not on track to meet the target of 25% primarily due to delays in commissioning and establishing the contract for RDF offtake.
The Council is in a transition period, projecting to reduce landfill to below 10% by April 2022. The reduction is being achieved through encouraging waste avoidance and minimisation, improved recycling and composting and the conversion of household residual waste to a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from which energy is recovered.