Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS)
In 2006, the Gloucestershire Local Government Association (LGA) agreed a recycling and composting vision:
"All households in Gloucestershire will have convenient and easy-to-use collection services, enabling them to recycle and compost at least 70% of their rubbish by 2010. Householders in Gloucestershire need to make informed buying and disposal decisions. We all need to minimise waste and help protect the local and global environment."
All seven local authorities in Gloucestershire have since adopted Gloucestershire Waste Partnership's Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) which will enable the vision to be realised and will provide a route map for managing waste in the county up to 2020.
The main objectives are based upon a hierarchy of preferred approaches, focusing on waste prevention and reduction, recycling and composting more, and treating the remaining waste in a more sustainable way. The strategy outlines how this will be achieved by working together in partnership between ourselves and with others.
JMWMS action plans
The 7 Joint Strategy Action Plans have been produced by each authority.
The Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy sets out the vision for waste management in Gloucestershire.
There are a number of additional documents which sit alongside the strategy, these are listed below:
Consultation report separate appendices
This statement marked the final reporting stage in the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process that had been undertaken alongside the development and adoption of Gloucestershire's Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS).
Its purpose is to provide details of how environmental considerations have been accounted for within the adopted strategy and how responses to the public consultations that were undertaken have been addressed.
This statement has been prepared in full compliance with the provisions of Regulation 16 (4) of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, otherwise known as the SEA regulations.