From Wayne Priestley
Strategy and Business Development
To: Corporate Environmental Officers Date: 17 September, 2001
Your Ref: My Ref: SBDU/WP/LSOC
Copy To: See circulation list Extn: 2060
SUBJECT: CORPORATE, STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL APPROACH TO
In response to Minute 113 of the Corporate Environmental Task Group 4 May 2001,
CORPORATE, STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL APPROACH TO RECYCLING
Wayne Priestley submitted a report which highlighted current recycling requirements of local authorities as dictated by the
National Waste Strategy 2000. Current local authority recycling schemes were also identified together with the difficulties
encountered. The report identified the need for strong corporate commitment to develop the City Council’s own recycling activities
as a pre-curser to encouraging a greater public awareness and involvement in waste minimisation, reuse, recycling and composting
of the waste produced within the City of Salford.
He also commented on the reluctance of some Directorates to finance recycling schemes and it was recognised that a starting point
would be to find out levels of internal recycling from the various Directorates. The need to identify risks and carry messages back
to key officers within Directorates was emphasised together with the need to develop good practice within each of the City Council’s
Directorates. It was noted that the Corporate Environmental Task Group has been charged by the City Council to consider the
Council’s own performance on recycling and therefore the need to quickly address the subject of recycling was emphasised.
AGREED: (1) THAT the report be noted.
(2) THAT Wayne Priestley should co-ordinate a small focus group from within the Corporate
Environment Task Group in order to compile a questionnaire for submission to the various
Directorates and that the questionnaire should be sent out with a covering letter to the various
respresentatives on the Task Group. The various answers should be avaible for discussion at the next
meeting of the Group.
I am writing to ask all officers with responsibility, within their Directorate, for the promotion of
environmental awareness, recycling etc. to help provide the required information in order that a report can be
prepared for a future Corporate Environemental Task Group meeting, and ultimately, Cabinet.
Rather than a series of questions it is felt that it would be more productive if officers gave a more detailed
(albeit brief) response to the following points:
What environmental issues have been addressed in your Directorate’s operational procedures e.g.
- low sulphur fuel in vehicles, recycling of rubble or waste materials caused by your operations
- recycling of office waste paper, toner cartridges etc.
- purchasing recycled materials wherever practicable.
Does your Directorate, positively promote environmental awareness amongst staff? Please give examples
Apart from yourself are any other officers involved in promoting environmental awareness?
What difficulties have you encountered in promoting/introducing environmental issues into your
I would be grateful if you could supply me with this information either by memo or e-mail, by the end of
October in order that a final report can be prepared.
If you have any queries about this memorandum, please contact me on ext. 2060 e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact Nick Lowther on ext. 3798.
Jonathan Till – Development Services
Lynne Wright – Education and Leisure
Steve Brown – Arts and Leisure
Dave Burgess – Chief Executive
Sue Ford – Chief Executive
Ade Alao – Housing Services
Andrew Roberts – Corporate Services
Dale Blundell – Corporate Services
Linden Jones – Social Services
Tim Backhouse – Social Services