30 May 2018 by Elizabeth Slow

Sector gears up for NCAS and WEEE conferences

The waste and recycling sector is gearing up for two conference events which are taking place in June.

Both the WEEE Conference, taking place on 6 June, and the National Civic Amenity Site/HWRC Conference, on 7 June, organised by letsrecycle.com, offer opportunities to local authorities and businesses to gain insight into key issues affecting the sector.

The WEEE Conference is taking place in London on 6 June, and the NCAS Conference is on 7 June in Leicester

WEEE Conference

Next week in London, the WEEE Conference will feature discussions on regulations, licensing and recycling crime, and collaborative work to increase WEEE – waste electronic and electrical equipment – collections.

Kicking off the conference, session one speakers will include Graeme Vickery from Defra, the Environment Agency’s Chris Grove, and Anthony Sant, director at AO Recycling.

In session two delegates will hear from Sarah Downes, external affairs manager at REPIC on the relationship between WEEE targets and EEE. Richard Peagam, director of Anthesis Group will give an update on the Producer Balancing System, and Martin Fortune, WAS UK will talk about innovation in the WEEE sector.

In the afternoon, there will be a choice of workshops for guests to attend, followed by a live debate session.

NCAS Conference

Taking place on the following day in Leicester, the National Civic Amenity Site Conference will explore good practice in household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) management and provide delegates with an overview of how to improve performance and cut costs while providing a good quality service.

Session one will explore the commercialisation of local authority waste services, with Brian Mayne from Ricardo. This will be followed by Rich Smales, contracts & operations manager at Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority & Neil Fox Veolia, who will talk about successful working and good performance. Closing the session, Matt Kelcher, from CRA will discuss charities and charging.

Session two speakers in Julia Turner, executive director of the Wood Recyclers’ Association on regulation, and REPIC’s Wayne Copley on WEEE.

After lunch, Andy Thomas, facilitator at Juice Learning will talk about dealing with aggressive clients, Roger Seed at Buckinghamshire county council will discuss delivering high levels of satisfaction. Geoff Derham, group operations director from Yorwaste will close the conference with a talk on supporting, training and motivating staff.

“Trade waste at civic amenity sites is both a challenge and an opportunity – reducing illicit tonnages and generating income are both possible when addressed creatively. Attend the NCAS Conference 2018 to discuss this and more.”


Julia Turner
WRA

Julia Turner, executive director, WRA said: “Trade waste at civic amenity sites is both a challenge and an opportunity – reducing illicit tonnages and generating income are both possible when addressed creatively. Attend the NCAS Conference 2018 to discuss this and more.”

Rick Smales, contracts & operations manager, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, added: “A solid and positive partnering approach to working has been key to providing excellent service delivery and strong performance across Merseyside HWRC’s. Attend the NCAS Conference 2018 to hear our experience and to confer on this and more.”

To book your place for the WEEE Conference please visit: https://www.weeeconference.com/

And, for the NCAS Conference please visit: https://www.ncasconference.com/

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