Project Integra - Hampshire's integrated waste management partnership

Structure of the Partnership – Practical

The effective delivery of the strategy requires joint working between the authorities. The mechanics and principles for the joint working arrangements are established in the following ways:

  • A joint memorandum of understanding setting out the principles of the respective local authorities' responsibilities and obligations supported by all Project Integra partners.
  • A tri-partite contract management agreement between Hampshire County Council and the two unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton.
  • A formal meeting structure that includes representation by all Project Integra partners at officer and elected member level.
  • A formal agreement to share income from the sale of recyclables between the disposal contractor and the waste collection authorities.
  • A dedicated materials analysis facility to monitor contamination levels and ensure that performance and income from collections of dry mixed recyclables is apportioned fairly between the partners.
  • A joint waste volume planning process establishing service needs and aspirations for the next five years which is updated annually by each authority.
  • A joint promotional campaign – Recycle for Hampshire - focusing on waste minimisation and recycling.
  • A Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy - developed and adopted by all the partners.