Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority approve new budget

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Greater Manchester is the UK's largest combined waste authority which handles 1m tonnes of material per year

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has approved a £91.893 million budget for 2018/19.

This will include the return of last year’s ‘invest to save’ increase in levy of £77.7m, which was not ultimately needed to deliver GMWDA’s Savings Programme. The levy will increase in line with inflation.

Greater Manchester is the UK's largest combined waste authority which handles 1m tonnes of material per year, around 4% of England’s waste.

The budget allows the continuation of high levels of landfill diversion which is currently running at 85%.

It is the final budget the Authority will agree before its merger into the wider Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on the 1 April 2018.

Councillor Nigel Murphy, chair of GMWDA, said: “The budget for 2018/19 contains savings delivered from the GMWD move away from a PFI arrangement to one that has allowed us to take back control to drive savings.

“Despite a reduction in the budget, very high levels of recycling and diversion continue to be achieved.

“The ability to deliver all those environmental and financial benefits against a 0% budget increase is a testament to the support for recycling from our residents and the work that the Authority has achieved over its 32-year history.”


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