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Ecology and Conservation - Teesdale District Council.

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Ecology and Conservation Teesdale District Council The District Council does not promote recycling as such, but does provide bring sites for recyclable materials at various locations. There are currently sites for paper, glass and mixed cans at Barnard Castle, Middleton in Teesdale, Bowes, Butterknowle, Evenwood, Toft Hill, Gainford and Hamsterley. Two further sites are planned at Stainton and Middleton in Teesdale, with a further glass bank in Greta Bridge. An office waste paper collection scheme is also operated within the District Council Offices, together with the Tourist Information Centre, Sports Centre and Enterprise House. Can recycling is also encouraged. The main problem has been finding suitable sites to locate recycling facilities and the distances involved in transporting recyclable materials which does make it difficult to find a suitable market for these materials. When requests for the disposal of waste motor oils are received we advise the enquirer to take it to the District Council's depot at Stainton Grove where it can be safely disposed of together with waste from the Council's own vehicles. The District Council has also helped to reduce organic waste through a home composting scheme introduced in 1999 whereby residents could purchase special bins at low cost, with subsidy from the Council and the County Durham Environmental Trust. ...read more.


A copy of the policies and proposed changes can be obtained from the Planning Section at the District Council. Towards a sustainable Development Strategy 1. Development of a corporate environmental policy for the District Council; 2. Development of a corporate environmental management system (EMS) to cover all District Council activities and premises 3. Raising environmental awareness and practical involvement of Managers, other staff and the wider public. Environmental policy Teesdale District Council is committed to minimising any adverse environmental impact of its operations and services and to assisting, wherever practicable, improvement of the local, national and global improvement for the benefit of present and future generations. As an important employer and organisation within Teesdale, the District Council will fulfil its commitment by managing its own activities in the following ways: * Meeting, and where possible exceeding, the requirements of all applicable legislation and regulations and carrying out Council services to the highest possible environmental standards, especially in relation to reuse collection, litter and dog fouling. * Incorporating environmental considerations into all relevant Council policies, decisions and activities. * Continuously monitoring the Council's use of energy, transport, water and other natural resources with the aim of reducing consumption and minimising impact on the environmental subject to maintenance of relevant quality/service standards. ...read more.


* Supporting initiatives to promote the use of public transport, and other initiatives to minimise the use of car, including support for walking and cycling, and reduce emissions of lead and nitrogen oxide (Nox). * Taking account of sustainability considerations in dealing with all planning applications for new developments and changes of use, in accordance with the Teesdale District Local Plan. * Supporting the creation of environmentally conscious enterprises to help diversify the local economy and encouraging all businesses to improve their environmental performance as part of sound business practice. * Supporting the retention and improvement of local facilities and services to reduce the need to travel and encouraging higher standards of comfort, amenity access and energy efficiency through the Teesdale Village Halls Consortium. * Encouraging the community to assess carefully the environmental "credentials" of products and services, and to buy locally wherever possible. * Sharing the lessons learned from the District Council's own environmental management initiatives with the wider community as part of developing best practice and raising public awareness of sustainability and Local Agenda 21. * Encouraging everyone to take a longer term view of their actions to safeguard the interests of future generations, both locally and in the wider world. ...read more.

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