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                                                    SOWG WORK PLAN 2008-2010
 Action      Source                   Action                  Lead               Output           Priority       Start Date        Completion
Plan Ref.                                                   Authority /
                                                             Group
            Colour key at
            end of table
   1        JMWMS           Establish best practice  SOWG                 Higher recycling and       H       ################## ##################
            1, 14, 17,      and systems to increase  RPIG                 composting to meet
            21, 27, 28      recycling and composting                      or exceed 09/10 LAA
            NI              of residual waste                             targets/NI
            192/193                                                       191/192/193



   2        JMWMS           To identify ways of            MWDA           Improved facilities        H            On-going     ##################
            16              improving performance to       WMRC           for residents (and
            NI 193          optimise recycling rates at    contractor     traders in some
                            HWRC's                         Sefton MBC     areas) leading to
                                                                          higher hougsehold
                                                                          waste recycling rates



   3        AC R4           Sign up to Inter Authority     SOWG           Sign the Inter             H            On-going           31/12/2008
            IAA             Agreements and                                Authority                                                (IAA signing)
                                                                                                                                     30/06/2009
                            commence a financial                          Agreements and                                         (Financial review
                            review as part of the                         agree the outcome of                                      completed)
                            Merseyside IAA                                the financial review
                            development.                                  to apportion LATS
                                                                          costs between
                                                                          partner authorities.




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4   AC R1    Develop and agree a clear     SOWG         Kitchen waste              H        On-going      ##################
    JMWMS    strategy for the collection   MWDA         strategy and
    14, 15   and treatment options to      WMRC         treatment options
             process kitchen waste         Contractor   agreed



5   AC R5    Develop, agree and      Joint              Joint                      H        On-going      ##################
    JMWMS    implement a Joint       Comms              Communications
    3, 4     Communications Strategy Group              Strategy agreed and
                                                        programme of
                                                        activity delivered and
                                                        evaluated

6   AC R7    A Partnership Annual          SOWG Joint Agreed Annual                    ################## 30th June 2009 and
    JMWMS 1, Performance Report to be      Comms      Performance Report                                        annually
    4, 25    written and published         Group      published which
             including climate change                 makes a clear link to
             and energy impacts.                      the MWP impact on
                                                      climate change.



7   AC R5    Develop, agree and      Education          Joint Education &          H   ################## ##################
    JMWMS    implement a Joint       Sub Group          Awareness Plan
    5        Education and Awareness
             Plan




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8    AC R8        Consider the further      SOWG           Efficiencies sought      M
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                                                                                        ################## ##################
     JMWMS        opportunities to improve                 through dialogue
     1            value for money in waste                 between partners to
                  management services                      agree appropriate
                  through joint procurement                joint procurement
                                                           opportunities in
                                                           waste management
                                                           services.



9    AC R5        Develop and implement a SOWG             Co-ordinated             M   ################## ##################
     JMWMS        co-ordinated enforcement                 enforcement across
     6, 7, 19     action plan including                    partnership and
                  controls at HWRCs                        permit scheme at
                                                           HWRCs

10   AC R8      All partners to improve the   RPIG         Protocol agreed by       M   ################## ##################
     JMWMS quality of recyclate               Operations   the Partnership
     18, 19, 21 collected, treated and        Group        leading to high
                delivered to the market       HWRC         quality recyclates
                place, reduce                 Contractor   being delivered to
                contamination and agree a                  the market place.
                protocol for acceptance of
                collected materials with
                relevant parties.



11   AC R8        Enhance links with          SOWG         Agree new Envirolink     M      01 Aprl 2009   ##################
     JMWMS        Envirolink Northwest and                 Support Programme
     2, 22, 23,   support development of                   for 2009-12
     24           local markets for recyclate



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12   JMWMS Influence the development      RPIG         Increased                   M   ################## ##################
     20, 23, 29 and implementation of     Envirolink   sustainable
                sustainable procurement   North West   procurement in local
                policies and guidance     LSPs         authority
                                                       purchasing/contracts
                                                       where practical and
                                                       economic to do so
                                                       which supports
                                                       markets for
                                                       recyclable materials
                                                       and reduces natural
                                                       resource use.



13   JMWMS    Engage, and develop         SOWG         Increasing the range        M   ################## ##################
     2, 6     relationships with,                      of options to support
              research, business and                   third sector waste
              third sector to support                  management
              delivery of sustainable                  activities and
              waste management                         commercial sector
                                                       recycling




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14   JMWMS     Engage with organisations SOWG           Increased support           L
                                                                                                                          14
                                                                                        ################## ##################
     2, 8      generating non-municipal                 for joint activities in
               waste to identify how                    the wider waste and
               MWP can support them in                  sustainable
               improving the overall                    consumption and
               sustainability of waste                  production agenda
               mangement                                which reduce waste
                                                        arisings.



15   JMWMS     Maintain a watching brief SOWG           Ongoing activity with       L        On-going           Ongoing
     12, 13    on waste and resources                   agreed level /
               research and development                 frequency of updates
               with regards to service
               delivery, environmental
               protection and health
               impacts



16   JMWMS 9, Ensure that all public         SOWG       Agree and infuence          M   ################## ##################
     10       waste management                          common high level
               facilities are built to the              environmental
               highest environmental                    design standards for
               standards and accessible                 new and
               to all members of the                    refurbishment of
               community.                               public waste
                                                        management
                                                        facilities which make
                                                        better use of
                                                        resources.




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17   AC R7   Develop an agreed annual MWDA              Workplan to be              H
                                                                                                                          14
                                                                                        ################## 31 October 2008 and
     JMWMS 1 resourced workplan for   SOWG              agreed and delivered                                     annually

              the SOWG                                  by all partners with
                                                        regular monitoring,
                                                        evaluation and
                                                        annual review



18   AC R6, R7 Ensure effective     SOWG       Agreed performance                   H   ##################         Quarterly
     JMWMS 1 performance management Data Group indicators, data and                                          performance reports
                                                                                                             Annual DCAP reports
              of the Merseyside and        RPIG         intelligence reports
              Halton waste partnership                  submitted to SOWG
                                                        on a quarterly basis
                                                        to address issues of
                                                        performance.



19   AC R6, R7 To ensure all DCAPs are     SOWG         DCAPS to be                 H
              kept up to date and          RPIG         reviewed and
              relevant to wider JMWMS                   performance
              issues including waste                    reported annually to
              prevention.                               Local Authority
                                                        members

20   AC R7   Commence a full               MWDA         New JMWMS ratified          H   ################## ##################
     JMWMS 1 resourced Review of the       SOWG         and published.
              JMWMS including public
              consultation and a
              Strategic Environmental
              Assessment.




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21   AC R7   Ensure effective          SOWG         Evidence of                 H   On-going   On-going
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     JMWMS 1 management,                            improved JMWMS
              development and                       delivery through joint
              governance of the                     working and a fit for
              Merseyside Waste                      purpose Partnership
              Partnership                           which includes:
                                                    Regular attendance
                                                    and participation by
                                                    partner authorities in
                                                    SOWG and Sub-
                                                    groups with agreed
                                                    actions delivered in a
                                                    timely manner



22   JMWMS 1 Ensure the Partnership plays SOWG      Greater clarity and             On-going   On-going
             an active role in regional,            understanding of
             national and european waste            strategic picture to
             management policy                      issue position
             development                            statements, where to
                                                    direct lobbying efforts
                                                    and joint responses to
                                                    consultations.




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  23    AC R2   Implement inspection          SOWG         Liaison with Trading        L
                                                                                                                          14
                                                                                           ################## ##################
                programmes to ensure that                  Standards North West
                local manufacturers comply                 to jointly develop a
                with the Packaging (Essential              project to identify and
                Requirements) Regulations                  approach significant
                2003                                       generators of
                                                           packaging in the
                                                           region and to
                                                           encourage designing
                                                           out excess and
                                                           unrecyclable material.




       COLOUR CODE FOR SOURCE DOCUMENTS

AUDIT COMMISSION REPORT
JOINT MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
WASTE PREVENTION STRATEGY
INTER AUTHORITY AGREEMENT
NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS




                                      SUB GROUP ACTIONS 2008-2010

 SG1    AC R7   All partners to undertake     RPIG         Audits completed            M   ################## ##################
        JMWMS   waste arisings audits in                   and improvement
        26      their main premises                        plans developed.




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SG2   JMWMS      Operational staff trained to Operations Training action plan         L
                                                                                                                         14
                                                                                          ################## ##################
      11         a high standard (NVQ level Group        developed and
                 1 and 2 or equivalent) to               agreed by partners
                 support high levels of
                 service delivery

SG3   AC R3     To increase the uptake of RPIG            To maximise the take        H   ################## ##################
      WPS 1 a-c home compost bins in the WRAP             up of home compost
      NI 191    Merseyside and Halton                     bin by residents,
                 Waste Partnership area.                  promote good
                                                          practice and
                                                          information
                                                          provision to reduce
                                                          household waste
                                                          arisings.
SG4   AC R3    To increase the use of real RPIG           Restore the financial       M   ################## ##################
      WPS 2a-e nappies and real nappy                     incentive scheme for
      NI 191   laundary schemes in the                    parents to use real
                 Merseyside and Halton                    nappies and have
                 Waste Partnership area.                  500 families
                                                          registered.
SG5   AC R3      To increase the number of RPIG           Agreed number of            M   ################## ##################
      WPS 4a-f   Swap Days within the                     Swap Days target set
      NI 191     Merseyside and Halton                    in each DCAP and
                 Waste Partnership Area                   the Partnership to
                                                          develop web based
                                                          guidance for
                                                          communities to
                                                          organise their own
                                                          events.




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                            SOWG ACTION PLAN RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS (2009/10)

Action Action               Lead          Resource    Knowsley     Liverpool    MWDA          St Helens      Sefton          Wirral        Halton
Plan                        Authority /   requirement resources    resources    resources     resources      resources       resources     resources
                            Group
Ref.

                                                                                Resources                    3.5 fte total
                                                                                identified.                  = 1 fte
                                                                                                             contract
                                                                                                             monitoring,
                                                                                                             1 fte
                                                                                                             education,
                                                                                                             1fte
                                                                                                             recycling
                                                                                                             officer, 0.5
                                                                                                             fte Senior
                                                                                                             Officer
1      Establish best       SOWG          Existing    Existing      Within      Existing      Existing       0.1fte          Existing      Existing
       practice and         RPIG          resources   Resource -    existing    resource      resource to                    resources +   resource,
       systems to                                     Recycling     resources                 attend working                 offer for     new posts
       increase                                       Initatives                              groups and                     recycling     planned
                                                      Manager (to                             share best                     officer to    2009
       recycling and
                                                      be appointed)                           practice                       lead on one
       composting of
                                                      to provide                                                             project (5
       residual waste                                 support                                                                days)


2      To identify ways     MWDA          Existing    NA           NA           Existing      No direct      NA              NA            Existing
       of improving         WMRC          resource                              Resource      involvement                                  resource
       performance to       contractor                                                        but will
       optimise             Sefton                                                            publicise ways
                                                                                              with our
       recycling rates at
                                                                                              residents and
       HWRC's
                                                                                              on website.




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Action Action             Lead          Resource    Knowsley         Liverpool    MWDA           St Helens         Sefton          Wirral         Halton
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Plan                      Authority /   requirement resources        resources    resources      resources         resources       resources      resources
                          Group
Ref.

3      Sign up to Inter MWDA         Existing         Existing    T.B.C.          Existing       Existing          Existing        Existing       Existing
       Authority          Treasurers resource         Resource                    resource       resource          resource        resources      resource
       Agreements and                                 (KMBC                                                        (Finance        (Legal,
       commence a                                     Sustainable                                                  Dept task       Financial,
                                                      Resources                                                    and finish)     Head of
       financial review
                                                      Division,                                                                    Waste
       as part of the IAA
                                                      Legal                                                                        Services)
       development.                                   Services,
                                                      Financial
                                                      Management)


4      Develop and        SOWG          Some          Existing       Operational Existing        1. Strategy       Input to disc   Existing       Existing
       agree a clear      MWDA          additional    Resource.      and financial resource      developed         ussion at       resources.     resource as
       strategy for the   WMRC          resource      (Economic      resources                   within existing   SOWG -          Will request   input into
       collection and     Contractor    requirement   Development    will be                     resource. 2.      Sefton has      scrutiny       discussion.
                                                      and            required                    Implementatio     established a   through Env    HBC has no
       treatment
                                                      Environment                                n will be         weekly food     Committee      current
       options to
                                                      Scrutiny                                   subject to        waste service   in 2009        plans to
       process kitchen                                Committee                                  available                                        introduce
       waste                                          Waste                                      budget and                                       kitchen
                                                      Management                                 Exec                                             waste
                                                      Working                                    Committee                                        collections.
                                                      Group) 5 No.                               approval.                                        Future
                                                      Working                                    Additional                                       changes
                                                      Group                                      budget may be                                    will be
                                                      Meetings                                   required for                                     subject to
                                                      (Oct - Dec                                 collection                                       approval
                                                      2008)                                      system
                                                                                                 subject to
                                                                                                 treatment
                                                                                                 facility




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Action Action          Lead          Resource    Knowsley          Liverpool   MWDA          St Helens      Sefton      Wirral          Halton
                                                                                                                                                       14
Plan                   Authority /   requirement resources         resources   resources     resources      resources   resources       resources
                       Group
Ref.

5      Develop, agree  Joint         Joint comms     Existing       Existing   Existing      1. Strategy     30 hrs     Existing        Existing
       and implement a Comms         budget          Resource (To resource     resources     developed                  resources.      resource (to
       Joint           Group         needs to be     be supported                            within existing            Additional 30   include PR
       Communications                agreed          by                                      resource. 2.               hours to link   representati
                                                     Directorate of                          Implementatio              Wirral          ve and
       Strategy
                                                     Neighbourho                             n will be                  comms plan.     support)
                                                     od Delivery                             subject to                 £10k for
                                                     Communicati                             available                  wirral based
                                                     ons Manager)                            budget and                 waste min
                                                                                             Delegated                  initiatives,
                                                                                             approval; or
                                                                                             raised through
                                                                                             the levy as a
                                                                                             shared budget
                                                                                             and managed
                                                                                             by SOWG.




6      A Partnership     Joint       ~£1,000-                                  Existing      Existing       1 day       2 days          Existing
       Annual            Comms       £4,000                                    resource      resource                   (Waste and      resource
       Performance       Group       dependant                                               (recycling                 Env
       Report to be                  on design                                               manager)                   Manager)
                                     and print run
       written and
       published
       including climate
       change and
       energy impacts.




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Action Action            Lead          Resource    Knowsley     Liverpool   MWDA         St Helens       Sefton      Wirral      Halton
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Plan                     Authority /   requirement resources    resources   resources    resources       resources   resources   resources
                         Group
Ref.

7      Develop, agree    Education Existing       Existing       Existing   0.3 fte      1. Strategy     1 fte                   Existing
       and implement a   Sub Group/ resources     Resource (To resource                  developed                               resource
       Joint Education   WMRC                     be supported                           within existing
       and Awareness     Contractor               by                                     resource. 2.
                                                  Directorate of                         Implementatio
       Plan
                                                  Neighbourho                            n through
                                                  od Delivery                            existing
                                                  Environment                            Education
                                                  and                                    Link Officer;
                                                  Sustainability                         additional
                                                  Service)                               funding for
                                                                                         non-staff
                                                                                         resources will
                                                                                         be subject to
                                                                                         available
                                                                                         budgets; or
                                                                                         raised as a
                                                                                         shared budget
                                                                                         through the
                                                                                         levy to
                                                                                         managed by
                                                                                         SOWG.




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Action Action            Lead          Resource    Knowsley      Liverpool   MWDA           St Helens      Sefton      Wirral           Halton
                                                                                                                                                        14
Plan                     Authority /   requirement resources     resources   resources      resources      resources   resources        resources
                         Group
Ref.

8      Consider the      SOWG          Existing     Existing   Existing      Existing       Within existing 10 hrs     Wil put in       Existing
       further                         resources    Resource - resource      resources      resources.                 resources to     resource
       opportunities to                             Head of                                 Assist to                  look at joint    (Head of
       improve value for                            Waste                                   develop links              procurement      Waste
                                                    Management                              to Mersyside               of kitchen       Managemen
       money in waste
                                                                                            Joint                      waste in         t)
       management
                                                                                            Procurement                event Wirral
       services through                                                                     Group, MIEP                decide to
       joint                                                                                and Regional               collect. May
       procurement                                                                          Transport                  have £10k
                                                                                            Groups.                    consultancy
                                                                                                                       funding to
                                                                                                                       offer if
                                                                                                                       members
                                                                                                                       agree




9      Develop and       SOWG          Existing     Existing      Existing   Existing       Within existing 20 hrs     Existing         Existing
       implement a co-   MWDA          resources    Resource (To resource    resources      resources.                 resources        resource
       ordinated                       except for   be supported             but            May have                   supported by     assisted by
       enforcement                     permit       by                       Additional     additional                 Highways         Environmen
                                       scheme       Environment              resources to   resource in                and Waste        t directorate
       action plan
                                                    al Health and            run permit     09/10 & 10/11              enforcement
       including
                                                    Consumer                 scheme         subject to                 team.
       controls at                                  Protection               identified     ABG bid                    Suggest sub
       HWRCs                                        Division )                              approval.                  group of
                                                                                                                       specialists
                                                                                                                       set up in line
                                                                                                                       with permit
                                                                                                                       scheme.
                                                                                                                       Links with
                                                                                                                       Police/EA




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Action Action               Lead          Resource    Knowsley        Liverpool   MWDA          St Helens       Sefton        Wirral        Halton
                                                                                                                                                        14
Plan                        Authority /   requirement resources       resources   resources     resources       resources     resources     resources
                            Group
Ref.

10     All partners to      SOWG       Existing         Existing       Existing   Existing      No resource     Kerbside sort Existing      Existing
       improve the          RPIG       resource         Resource /     resource   resource      required.       operation     operational   resource
       quality of           Operations                  Directorate of                          Kerbside sort   independent resources.      including
       recyclate            Group                       Neighbourho                             collection.     of MWDA 1                   new posts
                                                        od Delivery                                             fte contract                from 2009
       collected, treated
                                                        Environment                                             monitoring
       and delivered to
                                                        and                                                     officer
       the market place,                                Sustainability
       reduce                                           Service and
       contamination                                    Communicati
       and agree a                                      ons Manager
       protocol for
       acceptance of
       collected
       materials with
       relevant parties.



11     Enhance links     SOWG             £70,000       Existing       Existing   Existing      Funding may 20 hrs            Existing      Existing
       with Envirolink   RPIG             (annual)      Resource (To resource     resource      be available                  Business      resource
       Northwest and                      Envirolink    be supported              £20,000 and   from the                      officer
       support                            sponsorship   by                        staff on      WPEG subject                  available to
                                          by            Directorate of            Board and     to ABG bids.                  act as Wirral
       development of
                                          partnership   Neighbourho               Network                                     Co-ordinator
       local markets for
                                          inc MWDA      od Delivery                                                           for business
       recyclate                          which match   Environment                                                           links and
                                          funds NWDA    and                                                                   promoting
                                          funding       Sustainability                                                        envirolink
                                                        Service as                                                            direct to
                                                        part of                                                               businesses
                                                        Climate                                                               (subject to
                                                        Change                                                                continued
                                                        Strategy)                                                             post)




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Action Action          Lead          Resource    Knowsley    Liverpool   MWDA          St Helens     Sefton          Wirral       Halton
                                                                                                                                              14
Plan                   Authority /   requirement resources   resources   resources     resources     resources       resources    resources
                       Group
Ref.

12     Influence the   RPIG       Existing                   Existing    Existing      Within existing Sustainable   Sustainable Existing
       development and Envirolink resources                  resource    resource      resources       Procurement   Procurement resource
       implementation NW LSPs                                                                          approach      approach
       of sustainable                                                                                  already       already
                                                                                                       established   established
       procurement
       policies and
       guidance


13     Engage, and      SOWG         Existing    Existing    Existing    £15,000 pa                  Links         Tidy           Existing
       develop                       resources   Resource.   resources   70 hours pa                 through LSP - Business       resource
       relationships                             Support to              (existing                   20 hrs        Officer.       supported
       with, research,                           also be                 staff)                                    Recycling      by HBC
                                                 provided by                                                       officer 5      Economic
       business and
                                                 Knowsley's                                                        days to work   Developme
       third sector to
                                                 Business                                                          with local     nt
       support delivery                          Club and                                                          community
       of sustainable                            through                                                           enterprises
       waste                                     Business
       management                                Centre
                                                 (Sector
                                                 Development
                                                 Officer)




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Action Action          Lead          Resource    Knowsley         Liverpool   MWDA          St Helens         Sefton         Wirral         Halton
                                                                                                                                                        14
Plan                   Authority /   requirement resources        resources   resources     resources         resources      resources      resources
                       Group
Ref.

14     Engage with       SOWG        Existing    Existing                     70 hours pa   Within existing   Potential      Existing       Existing
       organisations                 resources   Resource.                    (existing     resources.        regenerstion   resources      resource
       generating non-                           Support to                   staff)        Possible link     funded         not priority   supported
       municipal waste                           also be                                    to Climate        support.       for 2009 but   by HBC
                                                 provided by                                Change action                    will pick up   Economic
       to identify how
                                                 Knowsley's                                 plans and                        general        Developme
       MWP can
                                                 Business                                   involve ex                       issues via     nt
       support them in                           Club and                                   resources                        Nottingham
       improving the                             through                                    from other                       Declaration
       overall                                   Business                                   Council Depts                    Group.
       sustainability of                         Centre
       waste                                     (Sector
       mangement                                 Development
                                                 Officer) -
                                                 Trade Waste
                                                 Landfill
                                                 Reduction
                                                 Project - £30k
                                                 BREW
                                                 funding)




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Action Action            Lead          Resource    Knowsley       Liverpool   MWDA          St Helens     Sefton          Wirral       Halton
                                                                                                                                                      14
Plan                     Authority /   requirement resources      resources   resources     resources     resources       resources    resources
                         Group
Ref.

15     Maintain a        SOWG          Existing     Existing       Ongoing    Existing      Existing      0.05 fte        Existing     Existing
       watching brief on               resources    Resource (To              resource      resources                     resource     resource
       waste and                                    be supported              (policy)                                    (Recycling
       resources                                    by                                                                    Manager)
                                                    Directorate of
       research and
                                                    Neighbourho
       development
                                                    od Delivery
       with regards to                              Environment
       service delivery,                            and
       environmental                                Sustainability
       protection and                               Service and
       health impacts                               Waste
                                                    Management
                                                    Service
                                                    Recycling
                                                    Initiatives
                                                    Manager [to
                                                    be
                                                    appointed])




16     Ensure that all      SOWG       Existing     Existing                  Existing      Existing      this is a                    HBC
       public waste                    resources?   Resource                  resources     resources     specification                continued
       management                                   (SOWG input               (policy,                    issue                        input into
       facilities are built                         into tender               procurement                                              procuremen
                                                    evelaution)               , facilities)                                            t issues and
       to the highest
                                                                                                                                       service
       environmental
                                                                                                                                       delivery
       standards and                                                                                                                   plans
       accessible to all
       members of the
       community.




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Action Action            Lead          Resource    Knowsley        Liverpool     MWDA           St Helens       Sefton        Wirral      Halton
                                                                                                                                                      14
Plan                     Authority /   requirement resources       resources     resources      resources       resources     resources   resources
                         Group
Ref.

17     Develop an       MWDA           Existing   Existing                       Existing       Existing        In           Existing     Existing
       agreed annual    SOWG           resource   Resource                       resources      resource (Env   management resources      resource
       resourced                                                                                Care Services   resources at
       workplan for the                                                                         Manager)        21
       SOWG

18     Ensure effective SOWG       PI work and    Existing         Additional     35 days pa    Existing        As part of    Existing    Existing
       performance      Data Group collating to   Resource (To     work           (production   resources       general       resources   resource
       management of RPIG          be agreed.     be supported     required for of reports)                     partnership
       the Merseyside                             by               indicators                                   resources
                                                  Directorate of   and
       and Halton waste
                                                  Neighbourho      collating/iden
       partnership
                                                  od Delivery      tify in DCAP,
                                                  Performance
                                                  Manager)




19     To ensure all     SOWG                                                    Existing       Existing                                  Existing
       DCAPs are kept                                                            resources      resources                                 resource
       up to date and
       relevant to wider
       JMWMS issues
       including waste
       prevention.




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Action Action              Lead          Resource    Knowsley          Liverpool     MWDA             St Helens         Sefton         Wirral         Halton
                                                                                                                                                                    14
Plan                       Authority /   requirement resources         resources     resources        resources         resources      resources      resources
                           Group
Ref.

20     Commence a full SOWG              ~£259,000                                   Existing         Existing                         Existing     To be
       resourced                         core work                                   resourcse        resources                        resources    determined
       Review of the                     plus                                                                                          various team
       JMWMS                             £190,000                                                                                      members
                                         additional
       including public
                                         activities
       consultation and
                                         over 2 years
       a Strategic                       (if Halton
       Environmental                     included)
       Assessment.

21     Ensure effective SOWG             Partnership     5 days pa     5 days pa     £10,000     2    5 days            5 days         5 days         5 days pa
       management,                       secretariat,    (SOWG)        (SOWG)        FTE existing     (Chair 2010)      (Chair 2009)   (Chair 2008)   (SOWG)
                                         chair of        20 days pa    20 days pa    staff            5 days pa         5 days pa      5 days pa      20 days pa
       development and
                                         SOWG and        (Sub groups   (Sub groups   (manage/dev      (SOWG)       20   (SOWG)         (SOWG)         (Sub groups
       governance of                                     reps)
                                         chairs of sub                 reps)         elop)            days pa (Sub      20 days pa     20 days pa     reps)
       the Merseyside                                                                1 FTE
                                         groups. All                                                  group reps)       (Sub group     (sub group
       Waste                                                                         existing                           reps)          reps)
                                         districts
       Partnership                       representate                                admin staff
                                         d on SOWG                                   20 days pa
                                         and sub                                     (Chairs of sub
                                         groups (8                                   groups)
                                         meetings of
                                         each pa)

22     Ensure the          SOWG                                                      Existing                                                         Existing
       Partnership                                                                   resources                                                        resource
       plays an active
       role in regional,
       national and
       european waste
       management
       policy
       development




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Action Action             Lead          Resource    Knowsley    Liverpool   MWDA        St Helens   Sefton           Wirral      Halton
                                                                                                                                               14
Plan                      Authority /   requirement resources   resources   resources   resources   resources        resources   resources
                          Group
Ref.

23     Implement         SOWG                                               NA                      Will work at                 HBC input
       inspection        Trading                                                                    regional level               to
       programmes to Standards                                                                      on this.                     discussion.
       ensure that local                                                                                                         To involve
                                                                                                                                 HBC
       manufacturers
                                                                                                                                 Trading
       comply with the
                                                                                                                                 Standards
       Packaging
       (Essential
       Requirements)
       Regulations 2003



       No resource risk
       Possible
       resource risk
       Major Resource
       risk




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                                           SOWG WORKPLAN 2008-2010 SOURCE DOCUMENTS



     Source                                            Action                                      Action          Supporting Documents
                                                                                                  Plan Ref
 Colour key at end of
        table
Audit                   Develop a clear strategy to implement the JMWMS recommendations       4              Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R1           for the segregated collection of kitchen waste and it's subsequent
                        treatment
Audit                   Implement inspection programmes to ensure that local                  23             Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R2           manufacturers comply with the Packaging (Essential Requirements)
                        Regulations 2003
Audit                   Ensure that waste prevention activities target the main sources of    SG3-5          Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R3           municipal waste
Audit                   Evaluate the benefits of apportioning LATS costs, based on the        3              Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R4           estimated tonnage of biodegradable waste sent to landfill, between                   Inter Authority Agreements
                        partner authorities.
Audit                   Consider the opportunities to:                                        5,7,9          Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R5           co-ordinate and replicate effective waste management activities,                     October Report 2008
                        education initiatives and practices across all authorities: and
                        to fund jointly such activities and take advantages of potential
                        synergies.
Audit                   Ensure that individual authorities' aims for waste management: link   18, 19         Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R6           clearly to the JMWMS and: are supported b the JMWMS performance                      DCAPS
                        indicators and targets in the JMWMS.
Audit                   Strengthen performance management by:                                 6 17, 18,   Audit Commission Report August 2008
Commission R7                                                                                 19, 20, SG1

                        a) developing robust action plans to achieve the authorities' waste                  DCAPS
                        minimisation targets;
                                                                                                                                              14
                b) measuring progress on landfill diversion of household and
                municipal waste generated both across Merseyside and within
                individual waste collection authorities;
                c) reporting progress against district council action plans to local                    DCAPS
                Cabinets and to the MWDA;
                d) considering the potential role of MWDA in waste collection                           Sustainable Community Strategies
                authority scrutiny arrangements and the governance of Local                             Local Area Agreements
                Strategic Partnerships;
                e) ensuring that activities are reviewed and revised to achieve the
                JMWMS objectives and targets;
                 f) evaluating the impact of all new collection schemes and the levels
                of participation by residents.
Audit           Reconsider the opportunities to further improve value for money in       8, 10, 11
Commission R8   waste collection services through joint procurement and sourcing
                markets for recyclable materials
JMWMS 1         All Partners shall continue to develop the Merseyside Waste              1, 6, 8, 17,   JMWMS Scoping Report Specification
                Partnership, share best practice and seek to gain efficiency and         18, 20, 21,
                improved service delivery where deliverable through joint working        22
JMWMS 2         All Partners shall build upon existing relationships and foster new      11, 13, 14
                ones, with the research, business, voluntary, community and
                academic sectors across the Merseyside Waste Partnership to
                ensure involvement where appropriate and practicable in delivering
                sustainable waste management solutions for Merseyside.

JMWMS 3         The Merseyside Waste Partnership will develop, agree and            5                   Audit Commission Report August 2008
                implement a Joint Communications Strategy by 2008                                       October Report 2008
JMWMS 4         Communications and education messages delivered by the              5, 6                Waste Prevention Strategy 2008
                Partnership should focus on waste prevention and recycling but                          October Report 2008
                make a clear link with climate change and energy resource issues as
                driving forces behind the Waste Strategy
JMWMS 5         The Merseyside Waste Partnership will develop, agree and            7
                implement an Education and Awareness Plan to support the Joint
                Communications Strategy by 2008
                                                                                           14
JMWMS 6    MWDA will implement enforcement controls at all HWRCs by 2009,          9, 13
           linked to awareness raising publicity and support to businesses for
           alternative methods to dispose of their waste correctly.

JMWMS 7    The Merseyside Waste Partnership will develop and implement a co- 9
           ordinated and resourced action plan for enforcement and education
           to tackle environmental crime and nuisance issues by 2009.

JMWMS 8    The Merseyside Waste Partnership will engage in the wider waste         14
           debate to support more sustainable waste mangement and regional
           self sufficiency
JMWMS 9    All public waste management facilities shall be accessible to all       16
           members of the community
JMWMS 10   All new waste management facilities shall be well designed and          16
           where practicable be in keeping with local characterm, and where
           appropriate have Visitor Centres and or open days as part of the
           education and awareness raising plan for municipal waste
           management and its environmental implications

JMWMS 11   All operational staff shall be trained to high standards and NVQ level SG1
           1 and 2 or equivalent offered as a minimum to encourage staff
           development and improve and maintain high levels of service
           delivery
JMWMS 12   The Merseyside Waste Partnership will maintain a watching brief on 15
           waste and resources research and development which may impact
           on the delivery of the service and protection of the environment,
           workers and the public including health impact studies

JMWMS 13   All Partners shall seek more environmentally friendly transport         15
           options in all new waste related procurements (e.g. bio-deisel, inter
           modal transport etc)
                                                                                            14
JMWMS 14   All Districts are committed to improving recycling performance and 1, 4
           achieving key targets and will incorporate a range of approaches to
           ensure that the challenging recycling and landfill diversion targets of
           2010 and beyond are delivered. These approaches include: Maintain
           the separate collection of dry recyclables, biodegradable waste and
           residual waste, using kerbside sort, co-mingled or wheeled bin
           collection systems; collect recyclables as frequently as practicabvle,
           moving towards alternate weekly residual waste collection; move
           towards the kerbside colleciton of kitchen waste; optimise bring
           bank locations to complement the kerbside collection service
           torwards an optimum saturation rate.

JMWMS 15   MWDA will consider treatment options including Anaerobic                 4
           Digestion for the processing of kitchen waste by 2010
JMWMS 16   MWDA will improve the segragtion of paper and card for recycling         2
           and garden waste for composting at HWRCs by 2010. MWDA will
           work closely with its current and future contractors to identify ways
           of improving performance to optimise recycling rates.

JMWMS 17   All districts shall consider the potential for introduction of street    1
           recycling bins by 2010
JMWMS 18   All Districts shall agree a protocol for acceptance of collected         10
           materials for recycling with relevant parties, which meet the needs of
           all Partners by 2010
JMWMS 19   All Partners shall use awareness raising and enforcement measures        9, 10
           where appropriate to improve the quality of recyclate collected and
           reduce contamination.
JMWMS 20   MWDA to procure recycling/composting/treatment capacity with a           12
           priority on high quality of output product. Relevant standards (e.g.
           BSI PAS 100) should be sought wherever practicable to enhance the
           value and application of secondary materials.
JMWMS 21   All Partners are committed to delivering a good quality recyclate to     1, 10
           the market place and maximising the recovery of materials through
           an efficient collection and treatment process.
                                                                                            14
JMWMS 22   Links with Market Development organisations (e.g. Envirolink North 11
           West) shall be enhanced and local markets for materials should be
           encouraged.
JMWMS 23   All Partners shall specify approprioate recycled/secondary materials 11,12
           in purchasing and specifying decisions where practicable

JMWMS 24   All Partners shall highlight positive local uses for materials derived   11
           from recycling/composting activity, promote compost give-aways
           and Swap Days
JMWMS 25   Where energy is generated (either through biological or thermal          6
           processing), CHP systems shall be encouraged to maximises the
           efficiency of the conversion process.
JMWMS 26   All Partners shall undertake an audit of waste arisings in their main    SG1
           premises to determine the nature and quantity of waste arisings by
           2009.
JMWMS 27   All Partners shall establish practices and systems to reduce waste       1
           arisings and re-use and recycle and compost increasing proportions
           of the remaining waste by 2009.
JMWMS 28   All Partners shall seek to reduce and sustainably manage the             1
           hazardous elements of the waste stream.
JMWMS 29   All Partners shall implement green procurement alternatives for all      12
           local authority purchasing, and implement more environmentally
           friendly alternatives wherever practicable and economic to do so. A
           green procurement guidance or policy should be developed and
           implemented by 2009.
WPS1 a     Introduce subsidised home compost bin provision available to             SG3
           residents across Merseyside
WPS1 b     Provide web based information relating to good practice                  SG3-5
WPS2 a     Reinvigorate the financial incentive scheme for parents to use real      SG4
           nappies or participate in a nappy laundry service
WPS2b      Increase understanding of financial and economic benefits of using       SG4
           real napies through promotional leaflets, posters and web based
           information
WPS2c      Continue to support the activities of the Merseyside Real Nappy          SG4
           Network to promote use of real nappies amongst families, public
           nurseries and maternity wards
                                                                                                14
WPS2d     Achieve 200 families registered on the incentive scheme by 2009         SG4

WPS2e     Achieve 500 families registered on the incentive scheme by 2010.        SG4

WPS2f     Identify opportunities to maintain the financial incentive scheme       SG4

WPS4a     Develop guidance on the website on how to successfully deliver a     SG5
          Swap Day within the community.
WPS4b     Hold a workshop with interested parties to learn about Swap Days,    SG5
          including how to run an event, what the benefits may be and
          monitoring requirements.
WPS4c     Hold follow up meetings with interested parties where appropriate to SG5
          establish and maintain commitment to deliver Swap Days.

WPS4d     Ensure reuse credits are available to third sector organisations for    SG5
          running the events.
WPS4e     Ensure a monitoring protocol for submission of data                     SG5
WPS4f     Each District to host a minimum of two Swap Days per year.              SS5
HMWMS 1   Ensure that regional policy work is informed and respected, and         11, 13, 14,
          local stakeholders are actively involved in a continuous revision and   17, 18, 19,
          development of waste management options in the Borough.                 21, 22
HMWMS 2   To continue to strengthen and formalise arrangements with               8, 18, 21
          Merseyside and other suitable partners to enable joint procurement
          where efficiencies can be gained.
HMWMS 3   To encourage, support and work in partnership with community            13
          groups in Halton so that they continue to play an active part in
          recycling and recovery of waste.
HMWMS 4   To maximise external funding opportunities for a range of strategic
          waste management and neighbourhood recycling projects.

HMWMS 5   To identify and provide training for staff to NVQ and chartered         SG2
          professional standard, and procure contractors with similar
          aspirations and practices, contractors with similar aspirations and
          practices, where practicable
                                                                                          14
HMWMS 6    To continue to monitor the latest developments and engage with the 1, 13, 15
           research / technical community where appropriate, to ensure good
           practice, efficiency and protection of public health, the workers and
           the environment in the delivery of the service.

HMWMS 7    To consider collection and transport options to improve efficiency,   12
           reduce CO2 emissions and vehicle movements in order to reduce the
           impact on the environment.
HMWMS 8    Committed to raising awareness of environmental issues and will       5
           develop a joint communications strategy with partners in Merseyside
           to deliver key strategic messages to the public and other
           stakeholders on sustainable waste management issues.
HMWMS 9    To continue to improve and maintain the public perception of the      7
           quality of the services by increased perception of the quality of
           services by increased satisfaction levels.
HMWMS 10   To resource a local Public Relations Strategy for Halton to raise
           awareness of the local and wider environmental benefits (ie
           combating climate change, and resource efficiency) as part of our
           communications activity.
HMWMS 11   To resource a programme of education to encourage behavioural         7
           change and greater participation in the services (kerbside, RHWC &
           bring banks).
HMWMS 12   To continue to provide feed back to residents on waste related        7
           matters.
HMWMS 13   To promote actions to reduce the rate of waste growth produced per
           household
HMWMS 14   To minimise waste by encouraging the re-use of products where
           viable
HMWMS 15   Set a target of recycling and composting a minimum of 30% of
           household waste by 2010, and at least 40% by 2020.
HMWMS 16   To implement new kerbside recycling schemes in order to ensure        1
           that 100% of households receive a service for the collection of at
           least two recyclable materials by 2010.
                                                                                            14
HMWMS 17   To strive to improve RHWC recycling efficiency with a target of        1, 2, 5
           maintaining 60% recycling and composting, increase the range of
           materials able to be recycled at the centres, and incorporate
           performance targets in the new contractual arrangements for the
           management of our RHWC’s which will be in place 2008
HMWMS 18   To continue to review collection options to chieve higher levels of    1
           recycling / composting beyond a the 2010 target.
HMWMS 19   To deliver an awareness raising campaign to promote the improved       1
           collection services (encourage participation and reduce
           contamination) to all residents over the period 2008 - 2010

HMWMS 20   Aim to assist in the development of recycling / refurbishing activities 11, 13
           and seek to provide salaried training and skills development for the
           long term unemployed and other local people as practicable.

HMWMS 21   Aim to facilitate the provision of low priced recycled / refurbished
           furniture and white goods to the residents of Halton.

HMWMS 22   To continue to make available bagged compost derived soil improver
           to Halton residents via a voucher scheme.
HMWMS 23   To engage with Market Development organisations (e.g Envirolink     11, 12
           NW) and relevant local / regional networks to explore opportunities
           for secondary material usage.
HMWMS 24   Seek to develop high quality outputs from the recycling and         10
           composting processes and meet standards wherever practicable.

HMWMS 25   To increase the provision of Neighbourhood Recycling Facilities, in 1
           addition to Recycling & Household Waste Centres in order to ensure
           all members of the community can access and participate in
           recycling schemes.
HMWMS 26   To maximise the recovery of recyclable and biodegradable materials 1
           through kerbside collection services and bring schemes and to
           promote the reduction and recycling of waste generated through the
           Council’s own operations.
                                                                                                          14
HMWMS 27          To ensure facilities for the recycling of Waste Electrical and             1
                  Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are made available, and for other
                  materials, such as household batteries.
HMWMS 28          All facilities, where public access is available, should be well           16
                  designed for inclusive access and utilised for educational
                  opportunities where practicable (e.g. visitor centres, display boards,
                  open days).
HMWMS 29          All new facilities should be sensitively designed and preferentially       16
                  considered in terms of sustainable construction and operational
                  practice.
HMWMS 30          To encourage businesses to adopt greener practices throughout the          12, 13, 14
                  Borough.
HMWMS 31          To investigate ways of increasing the proportion of commercial             13, 14
                  waste recycled in Halton.
HMWMS 32          To encourage green procurement practices in council purchasing to          12
                  stimulate demand for recycled products.
HMWMS 33          To provide up to date information and guidance on waste issues to          9
                  all interested parties, with an emphasis on changing behaviour,
                  reducing littering and flytipping and encouraging more recycling and
                  composting.
HMWMS 34          To invest in stronger enforcement activity (including training of staff)   9
                  to minimise waste problems and discourage unauthorised fly
                  tipping.
HMWMS 35          To further improve controls for trade waste at RHWC’s by 2009.             2, 5, 9
HMWMS 36          To continually monitor and review the Municipal Waste Management
                  Strategy and provide periodic updates as required

National Indicator Residual household waste per head                                         2
191
National Indicator Household waste recycled or composted                                     1
192
National Indicator Municipal Waste Landfilled                                                1, 2
193

Inter Authority                                                                              3, 4
Agreement
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WASTE PREVENTION STRATEGY
HALTON MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
INTER AUTHORITY AGREEMENT
NATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

				
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