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Kent Waste Disposal Strategy 2017 - 2035

Update February 2017  

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport took the decision on 6 February 2017 to adopt the Kent Waste Disposal Strategy 2017-35 on behalf of KCC.

The relevant documents, including the updated Equality Impact Assessment and Record of Decision, may be viewed in the 'Summary of results' section below.  

The final Strategy has been published on KCC's website and may be viewed here.


Update January 2017

The draft strategy, updated based on the consultation feedback we received in 2016, was considered by the Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee on 12 January 2017.  The Committee endorsed the proposed strategy and the Cabinet Member will soon be taking the decision to formally adopt it, after which the final strategy will be published.

KCC is grateful to all those who responded to the consultation.  For more information about how people responded and how we took those views into account, please read the consultation report available from the 'Summary of Results' section below.


Original Consultation Text  


KCC is consulting on its draft Waste Disposal Strategy 2017-35, which sets out our current position, identifies the future pressures and presents the Ambition and Priorities for the household waste disposal service.

We are keen to know what you think about the overarching ambition of the Strategy, the key priorities involved and the specific objectives we have set out.  We welcome any comments or concerns that will help us improve the Strategy before KCC moves forward to implementation, supported by further public consultation in 2017.

It is recommended that the draft Strategy is read in conjunction with the detailed evidence base.


Have Your Say

Please use the online questionnaire to give us your views.

Alternatively, you may complete a Word version and email it to

Any completed hard copy questionnaires should be sent to the following address: Kent Waste Disposal Strategy, Waste Management, Kent County Council, First Floor, Invicta House, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XX.

Alternative formats of any of the consultation material can be requested via email or telephone 03000 421553 (text relay service 18001 03000 421553).  This number goes to an answer machine, which is monitored during office hours.

The closing date for responding to this consultation is 2nd October 2016.

This consultation has now closed.

Summary of Results

Consultation Documents

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Kent Waste Disposal Strategy 2017 - 2035
Description KCC is consulting on its draft Kent Waste Disposal Strategy. The Council would like to hear your views on the aims, ambitions and objectives set out in the consultation draft.
Dates From 11 Jul 2016 at 09:00 to 2 Oct 2016 at 23:59. The results were published on 19 Jan 2017.
Status Complete
Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic General interest, Recycling, rubbish and waste management
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details