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Regional Support Fund

Defra allocated £50,000 to the region in 2004–2005 and £30,000 in 2006-2007 from their local authority support fund to be used to set up networking initiatives between local authorities in the region.

Projects supported in 2004-2006:

Recycling Operatives Training
This project between Calderdale MBC and Fosca Services (Ltd) UK developed a 12 hour training course for Recycling Operatives which aimed to increase the knowledge of the employess, and the understanding of their work.

Waste Education Programme Feasibility Study
Waste Watch and Save Waste and Prosper (SWAP) undertook a study into the current waste education in the region and the potential for the establishment of a waste education framework for the region.

Regional Trade Waste Compositional Analysis
M.E.L Research carried out a study that aimed to provide the regions local authorities with the background information needed to make decisions about the future of the trade waste services. Specific objectives were to:
1. Categorise trade waste customers by SIC type for each of the Districts and Boroughs
2. Assess the types and quantities of waste produced by the different types of businesses
3. Aggregate data for each of the Districts and Boroughs
4. Assess attitudes towards recycling initiatives
5. Determine storage capabilities of businesses in terms of additional containers for recycling purposes

Study of Mechanical Biological Treatment Processes
The study tour allowed delegates to assess four full-scale MBT sites on a first hand basis so that they could cross examine technology providers and facility operators on issues related to the implementation and operation of MBT facilities. The report produced documents the visit and importantly the issues associated with adoption of MBT as part of a waste management strategy.

Sustainable Waste Event
Doncaster MBC and CRN UK will host a sustainable waste event in South Yorkshire, followed by a period of directed, specialist support in the region, to enhance partnership work between the public and community sectors in the delivery of waste and resources objectives. This work will focus on a range of ways to enhance delivery of waste strategies by both sectors, from informal agreements to negotiation of formal service level agreements and contracts.

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