Agenda and minutes

EHDC & WCC Joint Environmental Services Committee
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: James Harris  Democratic Services Officer - 01730 234098

Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

To receive and record any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr L Griffiths.

12.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

13.

Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting held on 23 May 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 23 May 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

14.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

15.

National Waste Policy and Waste Compositional Analysis

The committee will receive a presentation from Vicky Beechey, Head
of Project Integra

Minutes:

The Chairman introduced Vicky Beechey, Head of Project Integra, who gave a presentation on National Waste Policy and the Waste Composition Analysis recently undertaken in Hampshire.  A copy of the presentation is attached as an appendix to these minutes.

 

National Waste Policy

 

The recycling rate in Hampshire was 43% and this had remained fairly static in recent years.  The EU Circular Economy Package contained significant targets and it was felt that the reduction of textiles in residual waste and the separate collection of food waste would be required in order to meet them. 

 

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) would impose full net cost recovery on producers, a ten-fold increase.  This had the likelihood of placing greater expectations on the variety and amount of materials that could be recycled by local authorities.

 

In possible upcoming consultations, HM Treasury may consider an Incineration Tax.  This could have a large impact in Hampshire as the majority of residual waste was incinerated to produce power and prevent landfill.

 

The committee discussed the future of Project Integra (PI).  It was confirmed that the finance and governance of PI would be reviewed before assessing what PI currently offered and how it could be turned into a body with decision making powers.

 

Waste Composition Analysis

 

Mrs Beechey informed the committee that an analysis of waste in Hampshire had been carried out by Resource Futures, who had carried out a similar study across Wales.  The results of the analysis were imminent and these would be shared with each local authority, along with the raw data for that authority.

 

Cllr Costigan joined the meeting during the discussion on the above item.

16.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

RECOMMENDED that the press and public be excluded from the
meeting during consideration of the following item as:


(a) it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be
transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if members
of the public were present during that item there would be
disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in Part 1
of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act
1972; and


(b) in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in
maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in
disclosing the information.


Item 7 – Textiles Framework Update


Paragraph 3

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the press and the public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items as:-

 

(i)        it was likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during that item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972; and

 

(ii)        in all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The items to be considered were exempt under Paragraph 3 – Information

relating to the financial affairs or business affairs of any particular person

(including the Authority holding that information).

17.

Textiles Framework Update

Minutes:

The committee considered the report and requested the following information:

 

·         Whether the contract permits the doorstep collection of textiles;

·         Details of the charities in each area which benefitted financially from the income generated.

 

Following the discussion it was RESOLVED that the committee:

 

1.    Noted the current textiles income and tonnage being achieved by each Council; and

2.    Agreed to both Councils being named in the Hampshire-wide procurement process for a new Textiles Framework Contract from 1st April 2019.