WASTE

Our Waste team help clients to plan strategically, solve complex commercial issues, manage programmes or projects effectively and increase delivery confidence.

We have worked closely with DEFRA for several years managing its Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme and to initiate its savings Programme in 2013/14, which has already secured £145 million of savings. We provide an interface between the policy of central government and local delivery. Our teams offer extensive technical, commercial and procurement experience gained across public and private sector environments. 

In 2018 – 19 we helped our clients achieve:

Waste Infrastructure Plan for Wales
We played a key role in supporting the Welsh Government’s ambition to become one of the top performing recycling nations in the world, helping to create a new Waste Infrastructure Plan for Wales. At its heart stands a model that helps predict waste volumes by category under varying policy scenarios. The model has provided supporting evidence to create a new programme of interventions including the separate collection and treatment of absorbent hygiene products and for a wood waste sorting and chipping pilot facility. To support this very important initiative, we have agreed a three year extension to our service contract.

The Welsh Government’s Waste Infrastructure Procurement Programme included three residual waste treatment
contracts, involving 14 of the 22 Welsh councils. We continued to support the construction phase of the last of these facilities this year in North Wales. The other two contracts are fully operational, diverting 375,000 tonnes per annum of residual waste from landfill, generating 30MW of renewable energy. The Waste Infrastructure Procurement Programme also includes a network of anaerobic digestion plants to treat source-segregated food waste, generate renewable energy and produce digestate to replace chemical fertilizers.

The new waste treatment facilities will produce estimated savings of over £500m for the public sector in Wales over a 25 year period.

Our role includes commercial support and oversight, contract management reviews and contract management training.

Waste authorities
In conjunction with the Waste and Resources Action Programme  we commenced work on whole waste system reviews for several combined authorities. The reviews provide a sound basis for service re-provision and repositioning, improved performance and potential savings. We undertook a number of direct commissions with local authorities in England this year, the most notable being our support to the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

For more information about what we have helped our clients achieve, see our 2018-19 impact report. 

 

TESTIMONIALS

Local Partnerships’ abillity to step back from a problem and take a look at the bigger picture has been of great value to us. This has been very evident across all the work on which Local Partnerships provides support to Defra. In particular I would highlight the work with combined authorities to help take  a broader and more strategic viewpoint on their collective waste management challenges.

Tony Hitching, Programme Manager, Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme, Defra

The relationship with Local Partnerships gives me invaluable access to commercial, procurement and project delivery expertise. They work flexibly, responding to our changing priorities.

Jasper Roberts, Deputy Director, Waste & Resource Efficiency Devision, Welsh Government 

RESOURCES

OTHER AREAS OF OUR WORK

 
HOUSING

 
INFRASTRUCTURE

CLIMATE
RESPONSE

COMMERCIALISATION AND REORGANISATION

 
ENERGY

 
RE:FIT

 
ASSURANCE

HEALTH AND
SOCIAL CARE

PPP, PFI
AND MIM

 
WASTE

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