Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Summary

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) was England’s largest Waste Disposal Authority, responsible for the management and disposal of municipal waste from Greater Manchester.[2] It dealt with 1.1 million tonnes of waste produced each year, from approximately 1 million households and population of over 2.27 million in the metropolitan districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford — though part of Greater Manchester, the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan administers its own waste disposal operations, however they were represented on the authority for administration purposes. The waste came primarily from household waste collections and 20 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) provided and serviced by the GMWDA. It handled around 4% of the nation's municipal waste.[2]

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority
Greater Manchester within England
Greater Manchester within England
AbbreviationGMWDA
Merged intoGreater Manchester Combined Authority
Established1986; 36 years ago (1986)
Dissolved1 April 2018; 4 years ago (2018-04-01)
Typewaste disposal authority
PurposeManagement and disposal of the municipal waste of Greater Manchester
HeadquartersMedtia Chambers, 5 Barn Street[1]
Location
Region served
Greater Manchester (except Wigan)
Websitewww.gmwda.gov.uk

The GMWDA was created under the Local Government Act 1985 to carry out the waste management functions and duties of the Greater Manchester County Council after its abolition in 1986. The Authority Membership was composed of councillors from across Greater Manchester.[3] Its headquarters were in Oldham.[1] The GMWDA also operated the Recycle for Greater Manchester organisation, its initiatives and website.[4] Following the creation of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in 2011, GMWDA was an integral part of a pilot local government strategy to demonstrate competence in tackling climate change, energy, water, green infrastructure, transport, waste and other issues affecting the Greater Manchester Statutory City Region.[5][6]

On 1 April 2018 the GMWDA was abolished and its functions and all property, rights and liabilities were transferred to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.[7]

HistoryEdit

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority was formed in 1986.

StrategyEdit

The Authority aimed to deliver at least 50% recycling and 75% diversion from landfill through its contractual guarantee with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited.[8]

Greater Manchester Waste PFI contractEdit

In April 2009, the GMWDA signed a 25-year private finance initiative (PFI) waste and recycling contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited, a partnership between Viridor and John Laing. Since then, a network of 42 recycling and waste management facilities across 24 sites have been constructed. The construction cost was £640 million over five years.[9]

The facilities include:

Residual waste that cannot be recycled, instead of being sent to landfill, was processed into Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), through the MBT process, for use by chemical producer Ineos Chlor for energy production at its plant at Runcorn. The 275,000 tonnes of fuel fed to the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant produced electricity and steam, replacing energy generated from non-renewable sources.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "About Us - Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority". Archived from the original on 26 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Recycle for Greater Manchester | What we do".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Environment Commission : Commissions : AGMA Policy and Research Unit". Archived from the original on 12 January 2011.
  7. ^ "The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017". Article 9, statutory instrument No. 2017/612 of 26 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "John Laing Group PLC - Construction".
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

  • www.gmwda.gov.uk
  • www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com
  • Waste Management Manchester