Collections Conference: TEEP, Joint Working and Vehicles

Solihull, West Midlands
Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Under Article 10 of the Waste Framework Directive, EU member states are required to ensure waste is collected separately unless it is not ‘technically, environmentally and economically practicable’ (TEEP) to do so.

However, with Defra yet to publish guidance on how to apply TEEP on the ground and instead letting local authorities simply press on with contracts under their own analysis of the legislation, councils are appealing for greater clarity over the provision of TEEP in determining whether commingling is acceptable.

‘Any local authorities considering new collection or disposal plans should take care to ensure that they are placing themselves in a position to fulfil their legal duties from 2015. This is particularly important for local authorities who may be considering moving away from separate collection, or including glass within a co-mingled stream. Local authorities should consult their own lawyers as necessary, and should keep a clear audit trail given the potential for legal challenge.’ Lord de Mauley, Defra

Whilst the pressure still remains on councils to continue to find savings whilst driving up the quantity and quality of recycling, is hosting a one day conference to provide delegates with advice on municipal collections, TEEP and joint working.

This conference will address in more detail some of the issues highlighted within Lord De Mauley’s letter and provide delegates the opportunity to learn from the experience of others and debate the issues that matter. Key topics include; The pan-UK view on the provision of TEEP; what qualifies as TEEP; quality; conforming with the Waste Framework Directive; merging services; and one system for all - is it possible?

To book your delegate place simply click on the register now button at the top of this page.

  • Local authorities
  • Waste management contractors
  • Waste management companies
  • Fleet operators
  • Consultants
 Local Authority Fee
£99 +VAT
 Standard Fee
£195 +VAT

Approved by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, this event provides 1 day towards the Institution’s Structured Learning & Development Programme or 7 hours of Continuing Professional Development 


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