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APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar 2019

APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar 2019

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Session 1 - What does the future hold for neighbourhood services?

The Changing Role of Local Government
Paul O'Brien, Chief Executive, APSE

Re-imagining our Public Services - The rise of the Unicorns
Katie Kelly, Depute Chief Executive, East Ayrshire Council

Borderlands - engaging with neighbourhood services (unavailable online)
Cllr Archie Dryburgh, Dumfries & Galloway Council


Session 2 - Compliance and enforcement

The importance of operator licence compliance
Margaret Simpson, Head of Policy for Scotland and Northern England, Freight Transport Association

Vehicle testing - the year ahead and beyond (unavailable online)
John McKernan, Testing Network Manager, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency


Session 3 - Undertaking service changes and overcoming the contamination challenge

Communicating to improve material quality
Emma Leask, Consumer Campaigns Project Manager, Zero Waste Scotland

Introducing a Charter compliant service: The contamination challenge
Kenny Dalrymple, Service Lead Neighbourhood Services, South Ayrshire Council

Implementation of our new city centre wide commercial waste policy (unavailable online)
Seamus Connolly, Principal Officer, Glasgow City Council


Session 4 - Alternative fuels and funding (Sponsored by Geesinknorba)

Switched on Fleets (unavailable online)
Lindsay Yeoman, Head of Fleets and Consumer Incentives, Transport Scotland

Hydrogen - Reducing carbon and air quality emissions
Amanda Lyne, Managing Director, ULEMCo Ltd

Going forward, Electric / Hybrid / Battery technology
Andre Lagendijk, Product Manager, Geesinknorba

Meeting the Environmental Challenge
Phil Moon, Marketing Manager, DAF Trucks


Session 5 - National Litter Strategy and the road ahead

Towards a litter free Scotland - 5 years on
Janet McVea, Head of Zero Waste Unit, Scottish Government

The increasing importance of benchmarking within the National Litter Strategy
Debbie Johns, Head of Performance Networks, APSE


Session 6 - The use of technology within waste services

Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme
David Barnes, Programme Manager: Deposit Return Scheme, Zero Waste Scotland

Smart Cities - Smart Waste
Donna Rigby, Waste Services Co-ordinator and Magda Jakub, Smart Waste Systems Officer, Perth & Kinross Council

Routing around in the undergrowth - the dark art of making route optimisation work
David Goodenough, Waste Services Manager, West Lothian Council

Room for Improvement: Making our industry safer and healthier
Adrian Bond, Vice Chair, SWITCH H&S Working Group


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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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