Waste Management in County Durham County Council – Waste Disposal Authority 7 District/Borough Councils – Waste Collection Authorities From April 2009 both will be delivered by a single Unitary Authority – the new Durham County Council (workstream established to ensure a smooth transition) Collection service will be delivered across 3 areas
County Durham Households – 230,000 approximately Population – 500,700 Household waste – 260,000 tonnes Reuse, Recycling & Composting rate currently 30%
County Durham Waste Partnership County Durham Waste Partnership between DCC, 7 District and Borough Councils, Premier Waste Management and The Environment Agency Set up in 2001 – three major terms of reference: –achieve integration of waste collection & disposal –provide best value & achieve Government targets –keep strategy under review & monitor performance To help deliver the sub-group called County Durham Waste Awareness Partnership
Waste Targets for County Durham 2008/9 – 35% - reuse, recycling & composting 2009/10 – 40%- reuse, recycling & composting 2010/11 – 41% - reuse, recycling & composting Residual household waste per household: 2008/9 – 741kg 2009/10 – 684kg 2010/11 – 673kg These are a reflection of the LAA targets for the County which are agreed via GONE
Funding £30,000 allocated to Countywide waste awareness projects – potential for more funding as part of a unitary authority. Successful in obtaining WRAP funding for the following campaigns. –Waste SMART - £450,000 (18mths) –Kerb-it - £250,000 (12mths) –Love Food Hate Waste - £110,000 (6mths)
Waste SMART (2004-2006) Dedicated canvassing team of 8 recycling assistants used for: Survey work & monitoring Roadshows Door stepping Educational Visits
County Durham Waste Partnership Initiatives Home composting – 35,000 on WRAP scheme - Currently developing Master Composting scheme across County Durham County Durham Furniture Forum - Reuse credit - Recycling credit Love Food Hate Waste Real Nappies – Countywide promotion SMART shopping / bag campaigns Junk mail
Barriers 8 Councils 8 Logos 8 Management Teams 8 Political Agendas Resources
Future for Waste Awareness In County Durham New Unitary Authority Group of Officers working together Hopefully additional resources – staff and funding Currently working with WRAP to produce a County Durham Waste Reduction Strategy Monitoring! – every 2,600 tonnes of household waste diversion = 1% on the County’s reuse, recycling and composting rate x £65 per tonne = invest to save!
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