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MerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.com 2MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comContentsIntroduction31.Background52.PartnershipPerformanceandPerformanceIndicators73.PartnershipWorkPlanandPriorities114.LookingAhead16 MHWPAnnualReport20133IntroductionImpleasedtopresentourthirdAnnualReportontheprogressmadetodeliverthesustainablemanagementofmunicipalwastebytheMerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipMHWPduringthe201213nancialyear.Aswasteminimisationcontinuestobeourpriorityitisencouragingtoseethathouseholdwastearisingshavefallenin201213totheirlowestrecordedlevelfortheLiverpoolCityRegion.ThisisaverypositivereectionofresidentengagementinthesustainablewastemanagementagendaandthePartnershipsactivityinthisareawhichhasreceivednationalrecognition.Itisalsoencouragingtonotethatwhilstwastearisingshavereducedrecyclingperformanceacrosstheconurbationremainsatanaverageof37forthelastthreeyearsaperformancethatIexpectwillincreasesignicantlyduring201314asaresultofthePartnershipsplannedwastecollectioninitiativesandcontinuedfocusonHouseholdWasteRecyclingCentreHWRCbestpractice.IwoulddrawreadersattentiontothefollowingnoteworthyelementsofthePartnershipsworkprogrammefor201213TheadoptionoftheJointRecyclingandWasteManagementStrategyforMerseysideinOctober2012TheopeningoftwonewstateoftheartHWRCsinHuytonandKirkbyinKnowsleyArangeofwasteminimisationandrecyclinginitiativeswhichincludedthelaunchoftheMerseysideTextileForumthecontinuedsuccessoftheLoveFoodHateWastecampaignandaco-ordinatedwastepreventioncampaignonthesideofthePartnershipsrefusecollectionvehiclesTheawardof60000fromtheMerseysideRecyclingandWasteAuthorityandVeoliaEnvironmentalServicesCommunityFundto47groupsandschoolstoencouragewastepreventionandTheselectionofSITAUKLtdasthePreferredBidderforthe30yearWasteResourcesandRecoveryContractRRCwhichwillprovide100moflandllcostsavingsthroughthediversionof90ofMerseysideandHaltonswastefromsuchdisposal.RupertCaseyHeadoEnvironmentalServicesKnowsleyCouncilChairMHWPSeniorOfcersWorkingGroup2013IwouldliketothankmycolleagueswithinthePartnershipfortheiron-goingsupporttothiscollaborationwhichcontinuestoplayanessentialroleinensuringthatMerseysideandHaltonsmunicipalwasteismanagedinamannerthatmeetstheaspirationsofourdiversecommunitiessecuresimportantenvironmentalimprovementsanddemonstratesvalueformoney. 4MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comSupportingtheresourceefciencyandreducingcarbonemissionstohelpstimulateeconomicgrowthintheLiverpoolCityRegion MHWPAnnualReport201351.BackgroundTheMerseysideauthoritiestogetherwithHaltonformtheMerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipMHWPwhichconsistsofHaltonBoroughCouncilKnowsleyMetropolitanBoroughCouncilLiverpoolCityCouncilMerseysideRecyclingandWasteAuthoritySeftonMetropolitanBoroughCouncilStHelensMetropolitanBoroughCouncilandWirralMetropolitanBoroughCouncil.ThePartnershipworkstogethertomanagetheLocalAuthorityCollectedMunicipalWasteLACMWinlinewiththestatutoryWasteHierarchyandtosupporttheresourceefciencyandreducecarbonemissionstohelpstimulateeconomicgrowthintheLiverpoolCityRegion.Figure1TheWasteHierarchyThiswillbeundertakenthroughdeliveryofRESOURCESMerseyside-thenewJointRecyclingandWasteManagementStrategyforMerseysideJRWMSwhichwaspublishedinOctober2012followingadoptionbyeachdistrictcouncil.1HaltonhasaseparatebutalignedWasteManagementStrategyPreventionMostfavouredoptionLeastfavouredoptionPreparingforre-useRecyclingOtherrecoveryDisposale.g.energyrecovery 6MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comHouseholdwastearisingscontinuetofalltotheirlowestratesfortheLiverpoolCityRegion MHWPAnnualReport201372.PartnershipPerformanceandPerformanceIndicatorsThissectionshowshowtheWastePartnershiphasperformedindeliveringitsworkplanovertheperiodApril2012toMarch2013.OverallhouseholdwastearisingscontinuetofalltotheirlowestratesfortheLiverpoolCityRegionsupportedbynewfacilitiestodivertwasteawayfromlandllandresidentsincreasingtheirparticipationinrecyclingaswellasreducingtheamountofwastetheyproduceintherstplace.ThePartnershiphasperformedsuccessfullyinitsprogrammetoreducewasteandthishasbeenrecognisednationallybyitspeersattheLARACawards2013andreceivingaSilverstandardZeroWasteAward.PerformanceIndicatorsTable1outlinestheperformanceofeachdistrictin201213comparedto201112Table1PercentageRecyclingRatesDateHaltonKnowsleyLiverpoolMRWASeftonStHelensWirralPartneship20101138.1031.2026.8051.3540.6031.3039.9036.620111239.932.026.254.4140.831.740.637.120121337.430.924.757.3539.029.340.436.3Table2ContractualPerformanceforHouseholdWasteRecyclingCentresHWRC201011Indicator201011Target201011Actual201112Target201112Actual201213Target201213ActualHWRCRecyclingat14ExistingSitesMerseysideandHalton51.2152.4651.5355.2952.7457.09HWRCRecyclingat2NewSitesMerseysideandHaltonNANANANA5565.55 8MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comIndicatorMerseysideActual201112MerseysideTarget201213MerseysideActual201213HaltonActual201112HaltonTarget201213HaltonActual201213ResidualHouseholdWastePerHouseholdkg655656645636628631HouseholdWasteReusedRecycledorComposted36.937.0436.239.94137.4LocalAuthorityCollectedMunicipalWasteLandflled60.059.75exc.InterimContract57.10incInterimContract60.157.55757.9Table4TotalHouseholdWasteArisingsbeforerecyclingortreatmentYearMerseysideHaltonTotalTonnesReduction2011-12655927.8557782.37713710.222012-13641176.6555255.19696431.8417278.382.42Table3PerformanceindicatorsAllthedistrictsareworkinghardtohelpresidentsincreasetheirrecyclingrates MHWPAnnualReport20139Table5TotalHouseholdWasteArisingsforMerseysideKgperhouseholdYearTotalTonnesHouseholdsKgperhouseholdReductioninKgperhh2011-12655927.856317101038.372012-13641176.656333601012.3426.032.51Table6TotalHouseholdWasteArisingsforHaltonKgperhouseholdYearTotalTonnesHouseholdsKgperhouseholdReductioninKgperhh2011-1257782.37545901058.482012-1355255548301007.7550.704.79Theseresultsshowthattheamountofwastebeingproducedperhouseholdintheregioncontinuestofallwhichisgreatnews.Howeverthepooledrecyclingratehasplateauedwithaslightdecreaseoflessthan1.Thereareanumberofreasonswhythismayhaveoccurredinthecurrenteconomicclimatewithpeoplebuyinglessduringarecessionandthereforelessmaterialbeingavailabletorecycleaswellasretailerscontinuingtoreducetheirpackaging.Additionallytheextremelybadwinterin2012-13resultedinlessgreenwastegoingforcomposting.AllthedistrictsareworkinghardtohelpresidentsincreasetheirrecyclingratesandnewcollectionschemeshavebeenintroducedacrossthePartnershipduring2013.RecyclingratesatHouseholdWasteRecyclingCentreshavesignicantlyincreasedat65ofthematerialbroughttothemandnewfacilitiesatHuytonandKirkbyhavecontributedtothisgure. 10MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comThePassItOnCampaignwaslaunchedbytheMerseysideTextileForumatLiverpoolFashionWeek. MHWPAnnualReport2013113.PartnershipWorkPlanandPrioritiesTable6identieskeyactionstakenbythePartnershipagainstanagreedworkprogrammeoutliningthepriorityareasfortheyear.ThisisalivedocumentlinkedtotheJointRecyclingandWasteManagementStrategyJRWMSforMerseysideandtheHaltonWasteManagementStrategyTable6201213MHWPWorkPlanPrioritiesandActionsPriority1.CompletethereviewoftheJointRecyclingandWasteManagementStrategyforMerseysideProgressFinalStrategyadoptedbyallDistrictson15thOctober2012Priority2.Establishbestpracticeandsystemstoincreaserecyclingto50by2020ProgressNewHWRCswereopenedinHuytonandatKirkbyinKnowsley.Haltonsincentiveschemecontinuestorewardrecyclingbyresidents.TheMerseysideTextileForumwasestablishedinApril2012forcharitieswhocollecttextilestoincreasetherecyclingandre-useoftextilesacrossMerseyside.TheprojecthaswonabronzeawardintheTransformationinWasteandEfciencyCategoryatthenationalInnovationandEfciencyAwards2013andwasanalistforbestLocalAuthorityInnovationintheNationalRecyclingAwards.ThePassItOnCampaignwaslaunchedbytheTextileForumatLiverpoolFashionWeek.TheTextileForumlaunchedacollectionschemeatLiverpoolJohnMooresUniversityinMay2013LookingAheadin2013-14ChangestokerbsidecollectionsschemesbeingimplementedinHaltonKnowsleyLiverpoolandWirraltoincreaseparticipationinrecycling.RefurbishmentofRavenheadHWRCinStHelensProposalstobuildasecondHWRCinLiverpoolindevelopmentItsInOurHandsrecyclingcampaignforRefuseCollectionVehiclestohelpusrecyclemoreandkeepcostsdown. 12MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comPriority3.Reducethetotalamountofwasteproducedperhousehold.ProgressMerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipwonthebestWasteMinimisationorPreventionprojectatthenationalLARACAwards2013forthe2012-13WastePreventionProgrammeThe2012-13WastePreventionProgrammealsoreceivednationalrecognitionwithaZeroWasteSilverAwardstandardIn2012-139388peopledirectlyengagedat28LoveFoodHateWasteLFHWcampaigneventsfourissuesofawastepreventione-zinewereemailedto2258residents.PotentialreachofLFHWmessageswasover1.2millionpeopleOver950advertsforlistenerstoRadioCityWeekendWakeUpandafourweekChristmascampaignOver100000magazineadvertsincludingpostersatallthreeMerseysidefootballstadiaARefuseCollectionVehiclewastepreventionadvertisingcampaignacrossthePartnershiphasrunforoverayearfromDecember2012with278panelscoveringLFHWTextilesJunkMailandHomeCompostingOver26000JunktheJunkMailleaetsandstickersdistributedacrossthePartnershipbetweenJune2012andMarch2013.26000householdssigneduptotheMailPreferenceServicebetweenAprilandDecember2012TheRecycleforMerseysideandHaltonwebsitesawathreefoldincreaseinwebsiteactivityduringtheyearwithalmost30000visitsMerseysideandHaltonparticipatedintheEuropeanWeekforWasteReductioninNovember2012with21projectstakingplacetoencourageresidentsandbusinessestochangetheirbehaviourandreducewaste.Projectsincludedcommunityswapdaysrealnappyeventsartfromwastedisplayshouseholdgoodsre-usepromotionsschooleducationeventsandaJourneyThroughTimeandWasteeventattheSouthportEco-CentreThewastepreventioncarbonbenetsmetricspresentedinTable6indicatethatthePartnershipwastepreventionprogrammeparticularlytheLoveFoodHateWastecampaignishavinganimpactonresidentsandhasmadeapproximatelya38.45contributionintheoverallreductionofhouseholdwastearisingsduringthenancialyear.Thisisadifferencethatmaynothaveoccurrediftheprogrammehadnotbeenundertaken.LookingAheadin2013-14Increasingthenumberofeventsandlevelofengagementforthewastepreventionprogramme.NewhighfootfalleventsonthecalendarincludeAfricanOyetheBrazilicaFestivalLiverpoolPrideandtheNorthWestVintageRallyinWidnesMaking28TasteGreatRecipeCompetitionwaslaunchedtopromotecookingskillsraiseawarenessoffoodwasteandcreatenewrecipecardswithaMerseysideavourforfuturedownload.ThisprojecthasbeenshortlistedforaNationalRecyclingAward2014FurtherparticipationintheEuropeanWeekforWasteReduction MHWPAnnualReport201313In2012-139388peopledirectlyengagedat28LoveFoodHateWasteLFHWcampaignevents 14MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comPriority4.Promotebehaviouralchangethroughdeliveryofeducationandawareness.ProgressOver5500visitstotheRecyclingDiscoveryCentresduring2012Over20000peopleengagedat228eventsforMRWAfundededucationandawarenessactivities.MRWAandVeoliaEnvironmentalServicesawarded60000CommunityFundin2012-13toempower47localcommunitygroupsandschoolsacrosstheregion.TheseprojectssupportedpromotionofwastepreventionandreductionandschemesincludedUnusedchildrenstoysandfurniturerecycledanddonatedtovulnerablefamiliesATwentyTonnetextilechallengebetweenschoolstoreduceclothesgoingtolandllEcoteamsdeliveringeducationalsessionsinKnowsleyandStHelensFamilyworkshopsheldtoreducefoodwasteTestingoldandunusedelectricalitemsforre-use.LookingAheadin2013-14IncreasingnumberofvisitstotheRecyclingDiscoveryCentresThesuccessfuldeliveryoftheCommunityFundprojectsmeansMRWAwillincreasesupportforcommunityprojectstoreducere-useandrecycleMRWAtodevelopapilotApprenticeshipsupportschemeforwastemanagementtoplaceyoungpeopleinemploymentwithdistrictcouncils.Priority5.EffectivemanagementdevelopmentandgovernanceoftheMerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipProgressTheWastePartnershipcontinuestomeetonabimonthlybasisandagreeditsannualworkplan.TheAnnualReportfor2011-2012waspublishedinAugust2012.LookingAheadin2013-14TheMemorandumofUnderstandingistobereviewedandupdatedfollowingtheawardoftheResourcesandRecoveryContractandthereinvestmentoftheMRWASinkingFundtotheMerseysidedistrictstodeliverthetargetsandobjectivesoftheJointMunicipalWasteManagementStrategy.Priority6.Improvevalueformoneyinwastemanagementservicesthroughjointprocurement.Progress2013isakeyyearforthefutureofhouseholdwastemanagementonMerseyside.AftersevenyearsinprocurementSITAhasbeenchosenasthePreferredBidderforthe30yearWasteResourcesandRecoveryContractRRC.Thiswillprovideover100millionworthofsavingsoverlandllcostsandwilldeliverahighefciencyEnergyfromWasteFacilitywithCombinedHeatandPower.This430000tonnefacilitywilldivertover90ofMerseysideandHaltonsresidualwasteawayfromlandllandwillhelpcombatclimatechange.LookingAheadin2013-14MRWAwillcompletenancialcloseontheRRCandconstructionworkwillcommenceonthenewfacilitiesforcompletionby201617. MHWPAnnualReport201315Priority7.Developopportunitiestosupportthirdsectorwastemanagementactivitiesandintroductionoftradewasterecyclingschemes.ProgressATradeWasteschemecontinuestobeofferedthroughVeoliaEnvironmentalServicesatBidstonHWRCandEllisAshtonStreetHuyton.LookingAheadin2013-14MRWAwilldevelopaRe-usestrategyandconsidertheintroductionofaRe-usecontractPriority8.ReducethecarbonemissionsfrommunicipalwastemanagementservicesProgressThePartnershipcontinuestocontributetothelowcarboneconomyintheCityRegionbyreducingitscarbonfootprintandtheimpactofcarbonemissionsfromthewastemanagementservicesprovided.TheoperationsforVeoliaEnvironmentalServicesatitsfacilitiesacrosstheregiondemonstratea16000tonnereductionincarbonemissionsinthelastcontractyear-seetable6belowusingtheEnvironmentAgencysWasteandResourcesAssessmentToolWRATE.ThePartnershipcontinuesitsuseoftheWastePreventionCarbonBenetstoolkitwhichprovidesmorerobustevidenceonthebenetsoffundingwastepreventionprojects.TheoutputsinTable8areidentiedfromtheprojectsdeliveredintheWastePreventionProgrammefor2012-13Thiswillprovideover100millionworthofsavingsoverlandllcostsandwilldeliverahighefciencyEnergyfromWasteFacilitywithCombinedHeatandPower 16MHWPAnnualReport2013www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comTable7CarbonEmissionstonnesCO2eq.April2010-March2011April2011March2012Transportation40763723Intermediatefacilities36433837Recycling-45060-50998Recyclingtreatmentrecovery818628Landfll10764697876Totals71122tonnes55066tonnesTable8WastePreventionCarbonBeneftsToolkit2012-13Tonnagereducedby6500tonnesCO2avoidedby24000tonnesCO2-eCostsreducedby3600004.LookingAheadThisnextyearwillbechallengingasdistrictsmakemajorchangestokerbsidecollectionsofhouseholdwastewhilstfacingsignicantchangesinthelevelsoffundingavailable.ThePartnershipwillworktogethertoensureitreducesnancialpressuresinprovidingeffectivewastemanagementservices.ThesuccessfulcompletionoftheResourceRecoveryContractwillprovidesignicantsavingstoMerseysideandHaltonresidents.Withamajorprogrammeofworktoinvestinwastepreventionre-useandrecyclingandprovideimprovedwastemanagementfacilitiesMerseysideandHaltonwillcontinuethekeystrategicaimtoreduceourrelianceonlandllandmoveusclosertobeingaregionwherenothingiswasted. MHWPAnnualReport201317ThePartnershipwillworktogethertoensureitreducesfnancialpressuresinprovidingeffectivewastemanagementservices. www.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comMerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipAnnualReport2013TheMerseysideandHaltonWastePartnershipwillcontinuetoworkwithresidentscommunitiesandbusinessestohelpthemreducewasterecyclemoreandaddresssomeofthemajorresourceopportunitiesandchallengesfacingoursocietyoverthecomingyears.Informationonrecyclingre-useandwastepreventioninitiativescanbefoundontheRecycleforMerseysideandHaltonwebsitewww.recycleformerseysideandhalton.comTel01512551444Fax01512271848Emailenquiriesmerseysidewda.gov.uk