Residents in Essex are being given the chance to help decide the future strategy for planning and managing waste in the county until 2031, as part of a new public consultation process.
The joint consultation between Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council covers all types of waste from household to commercial and construction waste.
It will be launched on 8 December and will run for eight weeks giving residents the chance to comment on what strategies should be developed, how they should be implemented and where any major sites should be located.
A number of events will be held across Essex and Southend during the consultation period giving people the chance to chat one to one with local authority officers about issues of concern to them associated with this consultation.
Essex County Council cabinet member for planning and communities said: “We all need to deal with our waste in a sustainable manner, moving away from a throwaway society, to preserving and protecting our natural resources and environment.”
Feedback from the individual consultation responses, the roadshows and workshops will inform the next stage of the consultation, due to take place November 2011.