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Herts. County Council has published its latest performance figures as follows: https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/documents/s3864/09%20Item%208%20Waste%20Management%20Performance%20indicator%20update.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link
Report of the Director of Environment & Infrastructure to the Community Safety & Waste Management Cabinet Panel on 9th Nov. 2018
1. Purpose of report
1.1. To present the latest set of waste management performance indicators.
2.1. This is the second report containing the revised set of waste management performance indicators including the Waste Disposal Authority (WDA) function, Hertfordshire Residual Waste Treatment Programme (RWTP), the Hertfordshire Household Waste Recycling Service (HWRS) and Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) performance.
2.2. This report includes all the agreed performance indicators updated with the latest information for Members to consider.
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4. Waste Disposal Authority function indicators
4.1. The official 2017/18 figures will be released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in December 2018 and will be presented in the next performance report, along with regional and national averages.
4.2. However, current indications show a fall in the recycling and compost rate from 52.2% to 50.9% (figure 1). Both dry recycling and composting have seen a decline, whilst residual waste has increased.
4.3. As shown in figure 11 of the HWP performance section there has a been a decline in dry recycling collected by five out of the ten Waste Collection Authorities (WCAs) along with a drop in performance at HWRCs.
4.4. Despite this decline in performance the rate still remains above the target of 50%. However, it is likely that the Resources and Waste Strategy expected this autumn will adopt new targets to increase the level of recycling, composting and re-use to 65% by 2035 and therefore all eleven authorities will need to work together to significantly improve rates. This is likely to necessitate changes to the Joint Municpal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) for Hertfordshire and will also include input into the anticipated consultations on new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and the consistency agenda.
5. Hertfordshire Residual Waste Treatment Programme (RWTP) Project
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5.4. The delay to the programme for the Rye House Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) means there is a requirement to secure short term ‘bridging’ contracts from 2020/21 to the point where Rye House (if positively determined) is operational or to provide alternative short term arrangements whilst a longer term view is developed. The majority of disposal arrangements under the current set of residual waste contracts expire in March 2021, with some arrangements coming to an end in 2020. The procurement process has been initiated with an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) notice published in early October and it is anticipated that award will be in January 2019.
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HWRC Service update
A soft launch of the new Waterdale ReUse Centre took place on 22 September. Interest in the centre is already brisk, with an official opening planned for late November.
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8. Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) Annual Report
8.1. "The 2017/18 HWP Annual report is in production and will be presented alongside the next performance indicator report.