London — 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, has come together to develop a ‘Route Map to Understanding the requirements of the Waste Regulations 2011 (amended 2012)’.
The Working Group has identified a need for information to be available to local authorities on the regulations relevant to separate collections of recyclable waste and the key questions and issues authorities should consider when assessing whether or not their service meets these requirements and, where necessary, in assessing TEEP (Technically, Environmentally and Economically Practicable).
The Routemap is currently being developed. The Working Group has appointed Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd to assist with its preparation. The work is being funded by LWARB and the waste networks. It is intended that it will be available in April 2014.
The Routemap will be a decision support tool to help local authorities to assess their compliance with the Regulations. Developing an approach that can be utilised by any local authority will have benefits from both a national perspective and should help individual authorities avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ and spending time and effort developing their own approach.
Source: London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)