Agenda item

Tees Valley Waste Management Strategy

Report of the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services


The Cabinet Member with the Leisure and Local Environment Portfolio introduced the report of the Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to adopting the Tees Valley Joint Waste Management Strategy (JWMS) (also previously circulated) following an eight?week consultation period, which closed on 3 December 2018.


The submitted report stated that the five Tees Valley Local Authorities were currently developing an outline business case for the options on the future of waste treatment/disposal post 2025 when existing contractual arrangements would come to an end; as part of the process, the JWMS for Tees Valley had been reviewed, refreshed and updated to take account of current policy direction; and that the other four Tees Valley Authorities had also carried out a similar consultation exercise with their residents.


Discussion ensued on the impact of implementing the strategy for the residents of the Borough and, in particular, children and young people.


RESOLVED – (a)  That the response to the consultation, as detailed in the submitted report, be noted.


(b)  That the Joint Waste Management Strategy for Tees Valley, as appended to the submitted report, covering the period 2020 to 2035, be adopted.


REASON - The adoption of the Joint Waste Management Strategy will enable the Council to develop its own action plan to deliver the aims and objectives from the strategy.


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