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APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar 2023

APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar 2023

MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resort

Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 May 2023


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View the event brochure here 

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Official event welcome and opening
Mo Baines, Chief Executive, APSE

Scottish Government's route to Net Zero for fleet - key objectives and targets
Jamie Dunsmore, Head of Low Carbon Fleet and Infrastructure, Transport Scotland

Update on the guide to maintaining roadworthiness
Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy, Logistics UK

DVSA and enforcement update
Andy Mitchell, National Account Manager, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Locality Neighbourhood Hit Squads across South Ayrshire
Paul Dougall, Co-ordinator Neighbourhood Services, South Ayrshire Council

Using technology to build our litter and flytipping data
Frankie O’Rourke, Neighbourhood Liaison Manager, Glasgow City Council

POPs – where are we now?
Mark Heggie, Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency 

City of Bradford’s POPs experience 
Stuart Russo, Senior Technical Officer, City of Bradford Council  

Developing POPs testing and analysis for WEEE
Bruce McLean, Managing Director, Optimum Eco Group

What Next for Scottish Local Authority Waste Services
Charlie Devine, Service Manager (Waste Partnership), Dundee City Council

What are the alternatives to glyphosate?
Colin Reid, Grounds Services Manager, South Lanarkshire Council

Biodiversity Net Gains – understanding the opportunities for parks and greenspace managers
Fiona Sutton-Wilson, Head of Training, APSE

Preparing for Scotland's Landfill Ban
Kat Laakso, Partner, Zero Waste Scotland

Fife Council waste operations – Promoting a mentally healthy workplace for frontline services
Sandy Anderson, Service Manager – Waste Operations, Fife Council 

The Recycling Improvement Fund
David Gunn, Manager – Recycling Improvement Fund, Zero Waste Scotland

Sub-Group 1 – What are the alternative vehicle types?
Bruce Moffat, Service Manager – Transport & Waste, East Lothian Council and Member of the APSE Scotland Transport & Mechanical sub-groups

Sub-group 2 – Fleet replacement investigation
Paul Gray, Fleet Manager, Aberdeenshire Council and Member of the APSE Scotland Transport & Mechanical sub-groups 

EST possible support for local authorities – questions and suggestions 
Gordon Manson, Programme Manager – Technical Projects, Energy Savings Trust

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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