WMSEN: Waste Management Workshop – 14/6/16

Date of presentations

14 June 2016


Liz Alston (Worcestershire County Council, Chair of WMSEN)
Chris Mills (WRAP)
Neil Liddell-Young (Severn Trent Water)
Andrew Walster (Coventry City Council)
Farryad Ishaq (Severn Trent Water)
Hugh Bulson (Organic Resource Agency)
Sallie Ryan (Social Enterprise West Midlands)
Daniel O’Connor (Warp It)
Kerry Moore (Warwickshire County Council)

Purpose of the presentations

Local authority waste managers were invited to an event, hosted by SWM members Severn Trent Water, to:

  1. Provide information about the carbon impacts associated with waste management.
  2. Share strategies for implementing solutions to minimise waste production, costs and carbon emissions.
  3. Share examples of good practice and details of tools and support available.

Delegates heard from a range of speakers; from those who influence and support local authorities such as WRAP, to local good practice case studies.  WRAP provided an overview of tools and advice that they can provide to LAs on waste management, whilst SWM Board member Neil from Severn Trent and his colleague Farryad talked about how the water authority is using waste as a renewable resource and utilising anaerobic digestion.

Andrew from Coventry City Council and Kerry from Warwickshire County Council talked about their local good practice, in terms of district heating and their War on Waste respectively.  Hugh from ORA talked about best practice in local authority food and recyclable segregation. We then heard how social enterprises can be hugely beneficial in creating social value and waste reuse.  Daniel from Warp It also talked about an innovative platform that local authorities can use to help increase their reuse opportunities.  All of the presentations are available below.

There was also an Innovation Zone containing exhibitors from EngieOrganic Resource AgencySevern Trent and Vegware.

Links and Contact Information

For more information or to join the WM Public Sector Sustainability and Energy Network, contact enquiries@swm.org.uk or call 0121 237 5890.


SWM worked in partnership with Severn Trent to deliver this workshop. Neil Liddell-Young, Renewables Strategy and Commercial Development Manager at Severn Trent, commented on the event:

“Many thanks for putting the event together this week, it was a great success from my perspective. I gained a lot from the day including some great contacts and a much better understanding of council approaches and motivation to get food waste out of the residual waste bins.”


SWM Introduction
Chris Mills (WRAP)
Neil Liddell-Young (Severn Trent Water)
Andrew Walster (Coventry City Council)
Farryad Ishaq (Severn Trent Water)
Hugh Bulson (Organic Resource Agency)
Sallie Ryan (Social Enterprise West Midlands)
Daniel O’Connor (Warp It)
Kerry Moore (Warwickshire County Council)