A guide to monitoring and evaluating the impact of your schemes and initiatives to improve them in the most cost-effective way.

This guide covers monitoring and evaluation of:

  • local recycling and composting collection services / schemes;
  • re-use schemes, for example furniture and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) re-use or reusable bag schemes;
  • waste prevention schemes including nappy schemes, unwanted mail and food waste prevention initiatives; and
  • communications campaigns and outreach activities.

It focuses on household waste but the techniques described can be adapted for other types of municipal and non-municipal waste.

It is designed specifically for organisations that are responsible for running waste recycling, composting, reuse and reduction services / schemes including:

  • waste collection and disposal authorities, working alone or in partnership;
  • waste management collection and disposal contractors;
  • civic amenity site managers;
  • community groups that operate recycling, composting, reuse and/or reduction schemes; and
  • monitoring and evaluation specialists such as consultancies and universities.

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