Partnership and Strategy
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.
Between 2009 and 2014 Gloucestershire local authorities worked together through the Gloucestershire Waste Partnership (GWP). This was a partnership of all seven district, city and borough councils and the county council working together to continuously improve waste management services in Gloucestershire.
From 2013 to 2019 five of Gloucestershire's local authorities formed the Gloucestershire Joint Waste Committee. Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council and Gloucestershire County Council joined in April 2013, when the committee was first formed. Tewkesbury Borough Council joined this partnership at the end of 2014. The Joint Waste Committee closed in December 2019 and plans for a new Gloucestershire wide Resources and Waste Partnership are being developed.
Copies of the Joint Waste Committee meeting agenda and minutes may be found on GlosText (the county meetings, agendas and minutes portal).
Joint municipal waste management strategy
In 2008, all seven local authorities in Gloucestershire adopted the Gloucestershire Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) which provides a route map for managing waste in the county up to 2020.
The main objectives are based upon a hierarchy of preferred approaches, focusing on waste prevention and reduction, recycling and composting more, and treating the remaining waste in a more sustainable way. The strategy outlines how this will be achieved by working together in partnership.
JMWMS action plans
The 7 Joint Strategy Action Plans have been produced by each authority.
The Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy sets out the vision for waste management in Gloucestershire.
There are a number of additional documents which sit alongside the strategy, these are listed below:
Consultation report separate appendices
This statement marked the final reporting stage in the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process that had been undertaken alongside the development and adoption of Gloucestershire's Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS).
Its purpose is to provide details of how environmental considerations have been accounted for within the adopted strategy and how responses to the public consultations that were undertaken have been addressed.
This statement has been prepared in full compliance with the provisions of Regulation 16 (4) of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, otherwise known as the SEA regulations.