Municipal Waste Planning Strategies


DEFRA Guidance. Power in WET Act to require some authorities to produce MWMSs. Guidance published on MWMSs in July 2005.

Northern Ireland

The three waste management groups in Northern Ireland have each prepared a waste management plan for their respective region for the period 2006 – 2020 in order to meet the NI Waste Management Strategy objectives (due for review when the updated National Waste Management Strategy is published).


Local Authorities produce individual Waste Strategy Implementation Plans in order to meet Area Waste Plans and Zero Waste Scotland objectives.


Under the Welsh Plan Rationalisation Programme to reduce the administrative burden placed on local authorities through Assembly Government planning requirements, there is no requirement for local authorities to produce individual waste management plans.