Traditionally, food waste collection schemes have been rolled out to flats as a blanket service, with all blocks of flats within a local authority’s boundaries receiving the same type of collection scheme.

However, blocks of flats vary considerably meaning that a single type of scheme is unlikely to provide the most effective solution for all blocks of flats.

This section draws on the findings of a survey by WRAP on the approach to food waste collection from flats adopted by 13 local authorities, including six London boroughs, in order to provide guidance on how to manage or introduce a food waste collection service for flats.

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  • Food waste collections guide: Collecting from flats

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