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FOI 13360

Waste management at public events

Request

I am in the final year of studying a Geography degree at the University of Brighton, and as part of this have undertaken a project advising a hypothetical council on waste management at public events. To do this successfully I would like to base my ‘recommendations’ on real feedback and scenarios. I would be sincerely grateful if you could take 5 minutes to answer any of the questions below that I think encompass the key issues of waste management, or for any feedback regarding the subject.


Questions:

1. Which of the following do you fall under? (Shire counties, Shire districts, Metropolitan districts, London Boroughs, Unitaries)

2. Is sustainable waste management a mandatory requirement when granting planning permission for public events?

3. Are you aware of any national or European policies regarding waste management at public events?

If so, do you implement any of the policies? And how successful have they been?

4. If applicable, when hiring independent companies to manage waste, do they have to meet any standards or make any guarantees?

5. If possible, please highlight the most successful method you have found for waste management at public events.

6. Have you come across any barriers when trying to implement waste management at public events?

7. Is anything done at public events to raise awareness of waste management to the public?

8. Do you think schemes aiming to raise awareness would contribute to more successful waste management?

9. Is food waste management a concern at public events at the present?

If not, would you consider it in the future?

10. Are there any other point or comments you think to be important regarding waste management at public events?

Response

1.Which of the following do you fall under? (Shire counties, Shire districts, Metropolitan districts, London Boroughs, Unitaries)
Borough Council – Waste Collection Authority

2. Is sustainable waste management a mandatory requirement when granting planning permission for public events?
No

3. Are you aware of any national or European policies regarding waste management at public events?
No
If so, do you implement any of the policies? And how successful have they been? N/A

4. If applicable, when hiring independent companies to manage waste, do they have to meet any standards or make any guarantees?
Service is in-house


5. If possible, please highlight the most successful method you have found for waste management at public events.
Provision of clearly marked containers

6. Have you come across any barriers when trying to implement waste management at public events?
No

7. Is anything done at public events to raise awareness of waste management to the public?
On occasions a ‘recycling road show’ will be held.

8. Do you think schemes aiming to raise awareness would contribute to more successful waste management?
We find it is contributory to the education process.

9. Is food waste management a concern at public events at the present?
No

If not, would you consider it in the future?
Possibly

10. Are there any other point or comments you think to be important regarding waste management at public events?
Liaison with the organizers to ensure the provision of sufficient capacity