Our next event:

As Members are aware, the second round of Defra consultations on extended producer responsibility (EPR), deposit return schemes (DRS) and collections consistency have all closed.


Local authorities now have increasing clarity on the likely impacts of the forthcoming Environment Bill on their future waste and recycling services, but how do you plan for this?


We are holding a training workshop on Tuesday 21 September at 10am for all SWWRF members which provides an overview of three key areas of consideration that waste professionals should be informed about.


This 1.5 hour session aims to provide an overview of why now could be the right time to conduct an options appraisal exercise and review your waste strategy, providing an overview of how each of these are delivered. For those authorities who will need to procure new contracts in response to these legislative and policy changes, we will also give you an insight to the considerations necessary to conduct an effective procurement exercise

Training Workshop Agenda

South West Waste Recycling Forum, 10am – 11.30am 21 September 2021

Options appraisal overview, including:

  • Understanding aims and priorities for service change

  • Methodology and factors to consider

  • Approach to scoring and identification of a preferred option

  • The importance of sensitivity analysis

  • Q and A session

Will French and Abby Mason, Resource Futures will facilitate this 25 minute presentation

Break - 5 minutes


Hello & Welcome

SWWRF brings together representatives from local authorities, private organisations, waste partnerships and public authorities based in the South West, who all have a specialist interest in recycling and waste issues.


We meet every three months to share ideas, information and best practice about reducing, reusing and recycling municipal and commercial waste. We also hold an annual conference and develop working groups and partnerships to work on joint projects.


Non-members are welcome to attend the conference at a charge of £50 per person.


Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact us in the membership section of the website. 

Waste strategy overview, including:

  • Legislation and policy context

  • Benchmarking and performance

  • Strategic vision and targets

  • Role of a communications plan and annual action plan

  • Q and A session

Laura Snoulton and Archana Pisharody, Resource Futures will facilitate this 25 minute presentation

Procurement overview, including:

  • Analysis of different procurement routes

  • Importance of soft market testing

  • Overview of a commissioning options appraisal

  • Overview of a service delivery options appraisal

  • Q and A session

Agnes Chruszcz and Laura Snoulton, Resource Futures will facilitate this 25 minute presentation

Workshop close

If you are interested in attending, please email Laura Snoulton (Laura.Snoulton@resourcefutures.co.uk) by COP Friday 10 September. We also recommend keeping a placeholder in your diary for 10-11.30am on the 21st Sept pending a MS Teams invite from Laura, which will be sent out on Monday 13 September.

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