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Programme office function

A Waste Procurement Programme Office (WPPO) has been established to work with local authorities, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and other stakeholders.

What the Programme office does

The main functions of the WPPO include:

  • programme co-ordination
  • quality assurance support
  • development and circulation of best practice
  • engaging with the market and other key stakeholders
  • providing local authority project teams with access to experienced waste procurement professionals.

This Programme Office works closely our Waste Strategy Branch which is leading on the waste strategy review process.

WPPO is managing two sub-programmes: 

  • the food waste treatment programme
  • the residual waste treatment programme.

Food waste treatment programme

The food waste treatment programme focuses on ensuring local authorities have access to food waste treatment to ensure Wales meets its landfill diversion targets for 2012/13 as well as future targets.

Residual waste treatment programme

The residual waste treatment programme is a longer term programme of investment. It aims to meet landfill diversion targets for 2020 and views residual waste as a valuable resource to minimise the land filling of municipal waste in Wales.

The Ministerial Programme Board

The Programme Office is based in the Welsh Government offices in Cathays Park, Cardiff and reports to the Ministerial Programme Board.  

The Board contains representatives from:

  • local authorities
  • the Welsh Local Government Association
  • participating departments within the Welsh Government.