In areas such as Gloucestershire, responsibility for waste management is shared between the county council, which is responsible for waste disposal and the district, city and borough councils, which have responsibility for collecting household waste.
Gloucestershire local authorities have a long history of working in partnership to continuously improve waste management services in Gloucestershire and have developed a joint municipal waste management strategy.
Since 2009 Gloucestershire local authorities have worked together in various forms of partnership. These partnerships of all seven district, city and borough councils and the county council aim to facilitate joint working to continuously improve waste management services in Gloucestershire. In 2019, the partnership was renamed the Gloucestershire Resources and Waste Partnership, the terms of reference were updated.