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The Local Government (Best Value Performance Indicators) (Wales) Order 2001

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Article 4

SCHEDULE 5ENVIRONMENT INDICATORS

Indicator NumberDescription indicatorDetails of Indicator
NAWPI 5.1

Total tonnage of municipal waste arisings –

(a)

percentage recycled

(b)

percentage composted

(c)

percentage used to recover heat, power and other enery sources

(d)

percentage landfilled

“Municipal Waste” means, all waste collected by best value authorities under section 45(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (1990 c. 43), plus all waste arisings from Civic Amenity Sites and waste collected by third parties for which collection or disposal recycling credits are paid under Section 52 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

“Civic Amenity Site” means places provided by the best value authority at which persons resident in the area may deposit their household waste (Services provided under Section 51(1)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990).

For the avoidance of doubt, all waste collected by best value authorities shall include waste arising from.

  • waste collection rounds (including separate rounds for collection for recyclables)

  • street cleansing and litter collection

  • beach cleansing

  • bulky waste collections

  • hazardous household waste collections

  • household clinical waste collections

  • garden waste collections

  • drop–off/bring systems

  • clearance of fly–tipped wastes

  • weekend skip services

  • rubble

  • abandoned vehicles

  • any other household waste collected by the best value authority

(a)

“Recycled” means, household waste materials which have been collected and separated from municipal waste with subsequent processing to produce marketable products. Recycling differs from product re-use because of the need to process the recovered material.

For the calculation of the percentage of waste recycled, beach cleansing waste, rubble and abandoned vehicles should be excluded from the total of waste collected.

The percentage recycled should be calculated as (X − W)/(Y − Z) * 100, where

W

=

tonnage of beach cleansing waste rubble and abandoned vehicles recycled by the best value authority (including private/voluntary collections of waste for recycling).

X

=

tonnage of waste recycled by the best value authority (including private/voluntary collections of waste for recycling

Y

=

total tonnage of waste collected by the best value authority including civic amenity sites (and including private/voluntary collections of household waste for recycling) and

Z

=

total tonnage of beach cleansing waste, rubble and abandoned vehicles.

(b)

“Composted” means the composting of source segregated biodegradable municipal wastes to produce a stable product fit for use as a soil conditioner and which are diverted from landfill.

(c)

“Used to recover heat, power and other energy sources” means

  • the controlled combustion of waste in specialised plant specifically to generate power and/or heat from the waste feedstock

  • the controlled combustion of refuse derived fuel in specialised plant specifically to generate power and/or heat from the waste feedstock

  • the production of gaseous fuels by reacting hot carbonaceous waste with air, steam or oxygen (gasification)

  • the thermal decomposition of organic waste to produce gaseous, liquid and solid products by pyrolysis.

  • the biological degradation of organic wastes by anaerobic digestion.

The following shall not be included

  • ash residues subsequently landfilled or recycled

  • methane recovery from landfill

  • material recovered for recycling following incineration of waste.

(d)

“Landfilled” means waste deposited on, or on structure set into, the surface of the land; or under the surface of the land (land includes land covered by water which is above the low water mark or ordinary spring tides).

NAWPI 5.5The percentage of highways and relevant land inspected of a high or acceptable standard of cleanliness

“High or acceptable standard of cleanliness” is defined as achieving grades A or B of the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (1999)

For the definition of “relevant land” see section 86 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (1990 c. 43).

“Inspected” means inspected using the methodology specified below.

Street cleaning inspections:

1  Inspections must be carried out or arranged by the street-cleansing client.

2  Survey should cover streets in zones 1, 2 and 3 (from the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse).

3  At least 2% of streets should be inspected every two months. This sample may cover the same streets in different months (i.e. the samples can overlap), or may even involve two inspections at different points on the same street within the same month, where this is thought to be appropriate for longer or busier streets. But the number of inspections should be equivalent to 2% of the total number of streets in the best value authority.

4  The sample programme must be representative of the whole authority best value in terms of the location of the streets and the balance of streets in each zone. Inspections should be carried out at random times – this excludes monitoring carried out after cleansing solely for the purpose of monitoring a street-cleansing contract. However, random monitoring of an output— based contract would be acceptable.

  • “An inspection” is a visual examination of a length of street against the photographic standards in the Code of Practice for Litter and Refuse.

  • Where best value authorities target their inspections on known “dirty” areas, they should adjust their results so they reflect the overall balance of streets in their area (for example, if they do five times as many inspections in “dirty” areas as they do in other areas, they should calculate the overall result for the authority by “de-weighting” results from those areas).

NAWPI 5.6Number of collections missed per 100,000 collections of household waste

“Missed collection” means

  • any collection reported by a resident / commercial organisation where the resident was not informed in writing of a change in the arrangements

  • any collection which is known by the best value authority not to have taken place on the prescribed day due to a failure of the best value authority or its contractor including those missed due to weather conditions or industrial action

  • any collection which did not take place on the prescribed day where residents were not informed in writing of the changed arrangements

“Prescribed day” means the day of the week on which collections would normally take place

“Informed in writing” means by printed refuse sacks, leaflets, newspapers or any other written communication provided to all relevant households / businesses by the best value authority or its contractors.

Calculate as

X

=

number of missed collections (including separate collections of recyclables)

Y

=

the number of properties as listed in the Valuation Office’s Schedule of Alterations, page entitled “Statement of Numbers and Bands of All Properties Shown in the Valuation List for the Billing Authority Area”, “Grand Total Line”. Use the last statement received before 1 April in the financial year.

Z

=

the number of scheduled times bins are collected in the period

NAWPI 5.7Percentage of population served by a kerbside collection of recyclables“Population” means the population of the best value authority area.

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