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APSE Waste and Recycling Seminar 2023

Thursday 19 October 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton Stoke-on-Trent

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About the Seminar

The world of waste management seems to be in a constant state of flux with new proposals and works in progress being unavoidably delayed, which in turn is impacting on the ability to renew contracts and prevents forward planning and infrastructure procurement needed to meet future legislative requirements.

Despite these challenges local authorities are continuing to provide first class waste management services across the UK and in recognition of this, the seminar hopes to show case a few examples where new technologies, community engagement, innovative approaches, empathetic staff training programmes and real-life implementation of contingency plans have ensured best practice in the industry is delivered.

But as well as delivering quality services, Waste Managers are also having to consider additional requirements, particularly with regards to reducing environmental impacts, by more effectively managing, recycling, and reducing the waste society produces. In this way, waste services are playing a major part in trying to improve the quality of the environment by reducing carbon emissions, better use of resources and providing services more sustainably.

This seminar aims to highlight both innovation and best practice across local authorities and their partners in addressing many of these challenges.

The event will therefore be an opportunity for elected members, officers, and other key stakeholders from across a wide range of environmentally- based services to come together once again to share thoughts and views on how they are meeting the growing environmental agenda as well as the operational and financial challenges in order to create a better, safer and more sustainable environment for both the present and future generations.


Refuse and Recycling - State of the Market Results 2023
Abi Ademiluyi, APSE Principal Advisor

Supporting Councils to Continue to Operate Commingled Collections Whilst Meeting the New Recycling Consistency Requirements
John Coates (MCIWM), Policy and External Affairs Manager, ReGen Waste Ltd

The future of waste collection: EPR where to next?
Helen Ashcroft , Head of Resources and Waste Highways, Transport and Environment, Place ,Trafford Council

The Need to Future Proof Waste Services
Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions

Improving the skills and opportunities for disadvantaged employees in Waste and Recycling Services through tailored training schemes
Paul Preston, Environmental Enforcement and Operations Compliance Manager, Blackpool Council

“That’ll never happen – Rising from the Ashes”??‘
Pam Walker, Waste & Recycling Manager, Aberdeen City Council

Waste and Recycling - Creating 21st century services through partnerships, digitisation, and innovative solutions
Ian Burns, Waste Strategy & Disposal Manager, Wigan Council

Consultation, the key to developing a truly inclusive waste and recycling service
Mark Brazil, Head of Environmental Services, Cheshire West and Chester Council

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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