December 2005

Waste Implementation Program to run for another two years

London— Defra’s Waste Implementation Program will run for a further two years, confirmed Local Environmental Quality Minister Ben Bradshaw.

Ben Bradshaw said that the Program was popular with local authorities and had helped them meet their targets.

It has, and will continue to:

•Provide impartial information for long-term decision making on procuring new technologies for diverting biodegradable waste away from landfill.
•Compile essential data on all waste streams and commission relevant, targeted research.
•Provide direct support to authorities with plans to provide advice and support to the community and private sector where they have identified further assistance is required
•Develop and shape the market to deliver the £10bn of waste management infrastructure needed to deliver EU landfill targets.
•Work with local authorities and the market to explore alternative approaches to PFI, both in terms of procurement and financing structures.

The Waste and Resources Action Program will continue running the Recycling and Organics Technical Advisory Team (ROTATE) which is available to all local authorities in England to provide support and advice on the separate collection of dry recyclables and organic wastes.


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