Refreshed Waste Management Strategy ratified by local councils
Councils in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have ratified a refresh of the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy, outlining the strategic direction for local waste management across the county. All ten councils in Staffordshire have participated in refreshing the strategy resulting in a new direction for local waste management up to 2020, after achieving original targets ahead of schedule.
The refreshed strategy takes into consideration changes to legalisation and outlines new projects for local councils and will be management by Staffordshire Waste Partnership to drive forward efficiencies and costs savings to the councils.
The strategy was approved and ratified at April’s Joint Waste Management Board meeting and the implementation of the various projects are already underway.
Chair of the Joint Waste Management Board, Councillor Ann Beech of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, commented “We are very pleased with our waste and recycling achievements in recent years and aim to maintain this success in the future. The ten councils continue to work together as Staffordshire Waste Partnership, and we look forward to adopting the next stage of waste management for the local area”.
For more information on the refreshed please visit www.staffordshirewastepartnership.org/waste-strategy/
Notes to editor
The Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent was written in 2007 and set out clear recycling targets to take the direct of waste management up to 2020. As these targets are now either achieved or well on their way to being met, ahead of the 2020 deadline, a refresh of this strategy was created in 2013, setting out new plans for waste management across the county.