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GMWDA reappoints chair and vice chair

Councillor Neil Swannick and Councillor Michael Young have both been unanimously re-elected as chair and vice chair of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority.

The councillors were re-elected at a GMWDA annual general meeting on 19 June.

Councillor Swannick is a Labour Party councillor for Manchester City Council and Councillor Young is a Conservative councillor for Trafford Council.

GMWDA recently signed a 25-year private finance initiative waste and recycling contract with Viridor Laing. Both councillors were heavily involved in the procurement of the contract which will provide waste services for the next 25 years to deal with 1.3 million tonnes of municipal waste which is generated each year in the Greater Manchester area.

Chair of GMWDA Councillor Swannick said: I am thrilled to be reappointed as chair, we have now signed the waste and recycling PFI contract and we are working towards implementing a world class waste management system for Greater Manchester. We are aiming to continue with the progress we have made with a target of zero growth in the waste we produce, and increasing our recycling rates.

Vice chair of GMWDA Councillor Young said: I am extremely pleased to continue in my role as vice chair to the authority and I am looking forward with authority members and officers to promote waste awareness in Greater Manchester.

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