Waste Industry Directory

Category: Government & Public Bodies

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The APSRG is a leading forum for debate between parliamentarians, business leaders and members of the sustainable resource community on the crucial issues affecting sustainable resource management in the UK.
Best value information, inspection reports and performance indicator guidance.

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BIS
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills supports sustained growth and skills development across the economy

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The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities is the representative voice of Scottish Local Government.

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Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Recycling and waste news, legislation and information for local authorities.
The Department of the Environment is one of 11 Northern Ireland Departments created in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999. The Department's aim is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Northern Ireland through: •the promotion of sustainable development principles in all the activities of government and wider society •in particular, their application in DOE's responsibilities for land use, air and water quality, waste management and the natural and built environments •the reduction of road traffic casualties; and •the promotion of efficient and effective local government.

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Contains regulatory guidance on the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.
Lots of information on waste management regulations - includes a thorough glossary.
Environment Agency Wales is in a special position - it is an Assembly sponsored Public Body, while being part of the corporate Environment Agency for England and Wales.

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The Health and Safety Executive Waste Management and Recycling web pages contain all sorts of useful H&S information guidance and publications. The HSE Web site also hosts WISH which has its own entry further down our list.

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LGA website in which groups of individuals with common problems or interests can communicate via specialised forums formed to provide assistance around a specific area of knowledge.

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News, explanations, facts and figures about the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Contains links to Environmental Bodies.
LGA
Local Government Association. Publications, responses to consultations and guidance for local authorities on waste management. Aims to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members. The LGA covers every part of England and Wales, and includes county and district councils, metropolitan and unitary councils, London boroughs, Welsh unitary councils, fire, police, national park and passenger transport authorities.

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Environment Agency site to help small businesses to understand their environmental responsibilities. Updated to include a new waste directory that shows small businesses where to find licensed sites for recycling or disposing of their waste and info on legislation. Also to give guidance to those working in recycling of metal components, scrap metal, community groups, not-for profit orgs.
NIEA - Aim is to protect, conserve and promote the natural environment and built heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. Our vision is that we will have a healthy and well protected environment and heritage in Northern Ireland which contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the whole community.
Website of the Governing body of Northern Ireland
The official site of the Prime Minister's Office. The latest news from the Prime Minister's Office.

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Recycle for Scotland provides advice and information on how to recycle
Run by Waste Awareness Wales, Recycle for Wales provides householders with information on their local recycling facilities throughout Wales.

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The devolved Government for Scotland.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s environmental regulator. Our main role is to protect and improve the environment. We do this by being an excellent environmental regulator, helping business and industry to understand their environmental responsibilities, enabling customers to comply with legislation and good practice and to realise the many economic benefits of good environmental practice. We protect communities by regulating activities that can cause harmful pollution and by monitoring the quality of Scotland's air, land and water. The regulations we implement also cover the keeping and use, and the accumulation and disposal, of radioactive substances. SEPA is a non-departmental public body, accountable through Scottish Ministers to the Scottish Parliament. SEPA has been advising Scottish ministers, regulated businesses, industry and the public on environmental best practice for over a decade.

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Waste Aware Scotland provides you with helpful advice on how and why to reduce, reuse and recycle your household waste. http://www.wasteawarescotland.org.uk/html/index.asp
The objective of this project is to create one online reporting infrastucture leading to more accurate data collected more regularly and efficiently available for access on a timely basis.
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Welsh Government.
WIN
Waste Information Network has been developed by the South East Centre of Excellence (SECE) as a free support tool for the waste management sector, providing up to date information on all aspects of waste management, particularly useful for local authorities. WIN aims to assist local authorities in increasing efficiency, improving services and achieving cost savings. Key aspects include a document library; a guidance and best practice section with case studies and toolkits and advice and support on a variety of procurement issues.
Waste Industry Safety and Health forum. Representatives from the waste management and recycling industry have come together to form the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum. WISH members include representatives from HSE, main trade associations, professional associations, trade unions, recycling organisations and national and local government bodies involved in waste management and recycling. The aim of WISH is to identify, devise and promote activities to improve industry health and safety standards.
The Welsh Local Government Association represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.
Waste & Resources Action Programme. Practical advice on recycling materials in the UK. Other Websites and helplines for previously funded Government programmes, including Envirowise and NISP, which have ceased to exist are now available from this WRAP website.
Combining, and replacing, the online recycling information system (ORIS) and kerbside dry recycling performance benchmarks tool, this WRAP Portal makes it easy to search for information on a specific local authority, or set criteria to find authorities that are running relevant schemes. The portal consists of three sections: • performance benchmarking for kerbside dry recycling and residual waste yields; • scheme details and search function; • recycling and waste statistics at a UK and country level. You can search for information on a specific local authority, or set criteria to find authorities that are running similar schemes. This is really helpful if you are thinking of starting a new scheme and want to talk to someone who has first-hand experience.

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Information on waste management; includes advice on recycling, reusing, reducing rubbish, with news and links to public awareness sites.