Marten Gregory, Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) Staff Briefings – 14 &15 March 2013 Councils Working Together The Service
Introduction Dorset Waste Partnership Benefits of new service New recycling and rubbish service Feedback on Christchurch and part East Dorset roll out (tranche 1) Questions
What is the Dorset Waste Partnership? County-wide partnership for waste management and street cleansing –Christchurch Borough Council, Dorset County Council, East Dorset District Council, North Dorset District Council and Purbeck District Council – April 2011 –West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council – from April 2013 Waste collection & disposal - whole system/whole cost decision making Improved services while reducing costs
The Service Dorset Waste Partnership First year achievements –Single collection service agreed –Plans in place to reach 65% recycling rate –£1.4m savings Second year achievements –Implementation of new recycling, rubbish and garden waste collection service to 53,000 properties (‘tranche 1’) in Christchurch from 1 October 2012 in part of East Dorset from 29 October 2012 –Introductory letters and leaflets sent during January 2013 to 40,000 properties in East Dorset and North Dorset (‘tranche 2’) Councils Working Together
Benefits of the new service Increase our recycling rate to 65% diverting more waste away from landfill Reduction of anticipated cost in excess of £2m per annum from 2014/15 Reduces the number of collection vehicles on the road Simple for residents of Dorset to recycle more materials eg plastic pots, tubs and trays Councils Working Together
The Service The new service will collect: A weekly food waste collection An extensive fortnightly recycling collection A fortnightly refuse collection An optional charged garden waste service Councils Working Together
Weekly Food Waste Collection Two containers will be provided – 23 litre container (lockable) – 7 litre kitchen caddy All cooked and uncooked food will be collected –Meat and fish including bones –Cooked and raw fruit and vegetables –Bread, pasta, rice and dairy –Plate scrapings –Tea bags & coffee grounds Councils Working Together
Fortnightly Recycling Collection Collected fortnightly using a 240 litre wheeled bin (including an electronic tag) and recycling box The following materials will be collected: –Wheeled Bin Paper and cardboard Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays Tins, cans and aerosols –Recycling Box Glass bottles / jars Batteries (in bag) Councils Working Together
Fortnightly Rubbish Collection Collected fortnightly using a 140 litre wheeled bin (including an electronic tag). –General rubbish that can’t be recycled eg disposable nappies and plastic films Councils Working Together
Garden Waste Service* Optional and charged service – 25 collections per year Collected using either a 240 litre wheelie bin or 120 litre reusable bag Wheelie bin charge - £35 per year (reusable bag £25 per year) Popular service with residents – national and locally Councils Working Together
Tailoring the service The standard service will be suitable for the majority of properties The new service is however designed to be flexible and accommodate different circumstances –Large families – larger bin option (recycling & refuse) –Smaller families – smaller bin option (recycling only) –Young children in nappies –Medical conditions –Flats –No space for wheelie bins All those who receive an assisted collection will be offered option to continue. Councils Working Together
Tailoring the service Residents can apply for a non standard service (exception) by: –Completing a form on-line –Completing the form with someone on the telephone Councils Working Together 28 February 2013 Deadline for Tranche 2 changes (for June start)
Bag and box service Residents will be put on a bag and box service if: If they have restricted access (eg road too narrow for collection vehicle) The property or personal circumstances are deemed not suitable for wheeled bins Bag and box service consists of: 2 x rolls of 26 blue authorised sacks for waste (fortnightly) 3 x green boxes for recycling, one for glass and two (with lids) for mixed recycling (fortnightly) 1 x 7L kitchen caddy for food waste (weekly) 1 x 23L kerbside bin for food waste (weekly)
Communal properties / grouped flats Likely to receive larger bulk bins in various sizes: Mixed recycling : 770L, 240L, 140L Refuse: 1100L, 770L, 240L, 140L Glass collections: 240L, 140L or green boxes Food waste: 140L (each dwelling will receive a kitchen caddy)
Tranche 2 Timetable November to December – Member briefings January – letter and leaflets January to February– roadshows / talks January to 28 February–exceptions applications January to April – property visits (eg communal) w/c 15 April to May – Container/info pack deliveries w/c 10 June – “recycle for dorset” and garden waste service starts
East Dorset 31 January – Alderholt Thurs, 1.30pm-4.30pm, Village Hall 16 February – Corfe Mullen Sat, 2pm-5pm, Village Hall North Dorset 25 January – Gillingham Fri,10am-1pm, 2-4pm, Town Hall 30 January – Sturminster Newton Wed,10am-1pm,The Exchange 9 February – Blandford Sat,10am-1pm, Corn Exchange 15 February – Blandford Fri, 10am- 1pm, Tesco’s 18 February – Shaftesbury Mon, 5pm- 8pm,Guildhall 21 February – Shaftesbury Thurs, 10am-1pm, Tesco’s 22 February – Stalbridge Fri,10am-1pm, Dikes supermarket Communications - Roadshows Councils Working Together you.com/ recyclingevents
East Dorset Alderholt Parish Council offices – contact Parish Council to arrange viewing Corfe Mullen Parish Council offices – Mon to Fri 9am to 2pm East Dorset District Council offices - Mon to Thurs 8.45am to 5.15pm (Fri to 4.45pm) North Dorset Blandford Leisure Centre – Mon-Thurs: 06: :00, Fri: 06: :30,Sat: 08: :00, Sun: 09: :00 Gillingham Town Council offices - Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm North Dorset District Council offices, Blandford – Mon to Thurs 8.45am to 5pm (Fri to 4pm) Shaftesbury Community Resource Centre – Mon to Fri 9.30am to 4pm (Sat 10.30am to 12.30pm) Communications – Static Displays Councils Working Together
The Service Christchurch – Collected household figures Oct – Dec 2012 Recycling rate: 62% (34% Oct-Dec 2011) Total waste arisings: Reduced by 7% (280 tonnes less than 2011) Optional Garden Waste Service Tranche 1 - Over 14,000 registrations Councils Working Together
Questions Questions? Councils Working Together
Tranche 2 rollout area (June 2013)
Where does it all go? ‘Dry’ recycables - delivered to one of a number of DWP transfer facilities. –Material is bulked up and sent directly to reprocessors (eg glass) or for further sorting at a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) eg Shotton MRF*, North Wales. “Approximately 99% of all materials sorted at the Shotton MRF remain in the UK, with 80% of them travelling only a few miles to be reprocessed.” *
Paper and Cardboard These material are separated from the material mix with the use of mechanical screens (ballistic separators) designed to sort out two dimensional and three dimensional materials. Paper and Cardboard then get reprocessed at the UPM Shotton Mill into new products.
Plastics Near Infra Red Technology This is used to separate mixed plastics. Each Polymer reflects a unique level of light intensity which allows various plastic types to be removed from a conveyor into individual streams Once separated these plastics are chipped and pelletised for use in moulding new plastic products.
Cans Separating Steel from Aluminium Steel cans are separated from the material mix with the use of magnets operating over conveyors. Aluminium cans become magnetised when passed through a magnetic field allowing them to be extracted from the mix. This is know as eddy current separation Cans are melted down and reprocessed into more cans or aluminium ingots
Glass Glass collected in Dorset is sent to be reprocessed at plants operated by a company call Recresco. They also us optical sorting to separate the various colour fractions of Mixed Glass down to 10mm. The majority of this glass will go to re-melt and be recycled into new glass bottles and jars.
Food Waste - In Vessel Composting (IVC) This process holds the material in monitored and controlled conditions in order to meet Animal By Products regulations. Once the treatment cycle is complete a sanitised product is blended and used on the turf farms near Bournemouth Airport
Food Waste - Anaerobic Digestion (AD) This treatment breaks down the waste in the absents of oxygen producing biogas which can be used to generate electricity, heat which is used to maintain the temperature in the digester and digestate which can be applied to farm land as a fertiliser
Green Waste Windrow Composting Garden/Green waste is treated via windrow composting. First the material is shredded and blended before being laid out in rows. The material is then regularly turned to introduce oxygen to the compost as it breaks down into useful product.
Rubbish Historically much of Dorset’s waste went directly to landfill. The introduction of new service aims to avoid this method of disposal where possible. Environmentally and financially this is the most unsustainable method of dealing with waste. The DWP has contracts with three landfill providers located within and in close proximity to Dorset.
Rubbish - Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) At least 20,000 tonnes per year of rubbish from Dorset is treated at the New Earth Solutions MBT plant. This process extracts recyclables people have missed and composts any remaining organic matter. Some materials extracted from this process are sent for energy recovery and typically the plant achieves 75-80% diversion from landfill.
Energy From Waste At least 10,000 tonnes of rubbish per year is sent to the Energy from waste plant in Southampton operated by Veolia. Some metals are extracted for recycling and the plant provides electricity for 20,000+ local homes. This plant achieves 80% diversion form landfill.