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The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership (YNYWP)
The York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership was formed in 1998, when all of the councils in York and North Yorkshire began working closely together to find ways to overcome the waste problems faced in the area.
Since then, the Partnership has achieved a great deal including developing two waste strategies which set out the ways waste will be dealt with in the future. The challenging targets in these documents for waste reduction, recycling and disposal mean that the Partnership is working hard to find ways to successfully overcome the waste problem.
The first strategy "Let's Talk Rubbish" was produced as a response to the new EU and UK legislation and was adopted by all councils and published in July 2002. Over the years that followed, further laws were introduced which meant that a new strategy had to be developed to ensure that the Partnership was able to respond to the changes in legislation and meet demanding new targets.
"Lets Talk Less Rubbish" is the latest strategy that sets out how waste in York and North Yorkshire will be dealt with in the next 20 years. This was formally adopted in June 2006 by all members and is the basis of the majority of the work carried out by the YNYWP. The strategy documents can be viewed below or by clicking here.