April 2014

Launch of the Waste Regulations Route Map

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A working group comprising members of local authority waste networks (coordinated through the Waste Network Chairs), the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and WRAP (Waste Resource Action Programme), has today launched its ‘Waste Regulations Route Map’.

The Route Map, prepared by Eunomia Research & Consulting, is a support tool to help local authorities to assess their compliance with the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, especially their obligations from January 2015. The document addresses the key questions that local authorities will need to consider when considering whether separate collection of waste is necessary or practicable.

Eunomia Director James Fulford said:

 

“The implications for the UK waste and resources sector of the Waste Framework Directive and the related UK Regulations are significant and pressing yet remain poorly understood. With statutory guidance no longer expected, various local authority representative organisations stepped into the breach to commission Eunomia to prepare the Waste Regulations Route Map. We’re proud to have been involved and hope that the work will help Local Authorities better understand both existing and new obligations.”

Chair of the Working Group Lyn Carpenter, Executive Director Environment, Leisure and Residents Services Department, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said:

 

“The Route Map was prepared by local authorities for local authorities. It is a resource for local government and is not guidance. It provides an approach that can be used by any local authority and should help individual authorities avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ in having to develop their own approach.