NAWDO is the primary network for senior waste managers within local authorities with statutory responsibilities for Waste Disposal.  With over 80 members NAWDO membership represents around 80% of all local authorities with waste disposal duties and includes London Boroughs, Joint Waste Disposal Authorities, Waste Partnerships, Metropolitan, Unitary and County Councils from all UK regions (with the exception of Scotland). 

The organisation has excellent working relationships with DEFRA and leading industry bodies. It runs regular meetings, which provide members with first hand opportunities to hear from, speak to and ask questions of, key leaders and stakeholders within the waste management industry, regulators and central government.

Our priorities are:

  • To maintain and further develop good working relations with key government officials in Defra; DCLG; BEIS and Treasury and with the LGA to influence policy and legislation at a formative stage and to lobby for change.
  • To respond to relevant government consultations.
  • To represent NAWDO on relevant working groups or at relevant meetings.
  • Liaise with other Local Authority Officer representative bodies to further the interests of local government in the field of resource and waste management.
  • To enable members to easily share knowledge and information amongst the membership.
  • To provide regular meetings to allow for face-to-face information exchange between the membership and with key industry representatives and government officials.

NAWDO's Excecutive Committee:

Emma Beal
Managing Director, West London Waste Authority

Sam Horne
Strategic Manager - Waste & Resources, Hampshire County Council

Jarno Stet
Waste and Recycling Manager, City of Westminster

Membership Secretary and Treasurer
Tony Norris

Policy & Advisory Committee members

            Name                       Authority                                                          

  • Shaun Askins            Luton Borough Council                                       
  • Gurbaksh Badhan     Buckinghamshire Council                                  
  • Wendy Barratt           Devon County Council                                      
  • Tom Beagan              West London Waste Authority 
  • Vicky Beechey            Oxfordshire Waste Partnership           
  • Tim Walker                ARC21                                                          
  • Alexandra Foreman  Central Bedfordshire Council                        
  • Jon Hastings             East London Waste Authority                         
  • Jane Hughes             Suffolk County Council                                   
  • Joel Hull                    Norfolk County Council                                   
  • Duncan Jones           Hertfordshire Waste Partnership                       
  • Matthew King            Hertfordshire County Council                             
  • Adam Smith              Cambridgeshire County Council                        
  • Ruth Robinson          Derbyshire County Council                              
  • Glynn Stevenson      Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority          
  • Nigel Shilton             Leicestershire County Council                           
  • Ken Lawson             Bristol City Council                                           
  • Andrew Lappage      East London Waste Authority                            
  • Euston Ling              North London Waste Authority                           
  • Rachel Melvin          Staffordshire County Council