Resources

Guide
21 January 2019

This guidance is intended to help local authorities maximise the benefit that they obtain for the dry recyclables collected as part of their provision of waste services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 July 2018

This report analyses the gate fees charged for a range of waste treatment, recovery and disposal options as reported by local authorities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Commercial waste
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Gate fees
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
19 June 2018

Increasing recycling in urban areas, particularly from flats, is difficult and challenging. This report seeks to identify and test measures that could help increase recycling in urban areas and cities, with specific focus on flatted properties. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
27 February 2018

This guide focuses on treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) at Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs)/Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) and re-use organisations. It is structured to allow users to focus on specific areas of interest or to read as whole chapters.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
22 February 2018

The focus of this guide is on the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from households through designated collection facilities (DCFs). It brings together existing information and explains the roles of different parties, particularly operators of approved DCFs, approved Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs) and Local Authorities (LAs).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
18 October 2017

A guide for local authorities to help determine, implement and optimise efficient and effective commercial recycling collection services, including examples of good practice, an overview of relevant legislation and evidence-based approaches to assessing and improving performance.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 October 2017

If you’re interested in collecting cartons from households for recycling, this guide can help you weigh up your options.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
25 January 2017

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a type of resin commonly used in plastics bottles. It is widely used in the UK for fresh milk bottles, shampoo and detergent bottles.

Of the 306,000 tonnes of plastic bottles captured for recycling through local authority collections in 2011, HDPE bottles make up almost 50% of the stream. In the UK, in 2010, 76% of HDPE milk bottles were recycled.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
24 January 2017

These guidelines have been written to help composters who want to supply the horticultural growing media market meet the quality standards required by this sector. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
24 January 2017

This report details a ADAS project, in collaboration with TRADA Technology, to determine the feasibility of composting wood and/or cardboard waste with Civic Amenity green waste or kerbside-collected green waste and kitchen waste.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
16 January 2017

WRAP's Market Snapshot provides an overview of recent developments in recovered material markets.

This report can provide you with an essential insight into and market intelligence from the recycling sector.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market snapshots
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 December 2016
This Guide is for anyone who needs to organise and manage textiles collections. It is not intended to be prescriptive, but is a guide of the issues to consider and the options available individually, or as a partnership, in relation to the procurement of textiles collections for re-use or recycling.
 
It helps local authorities and textiles collectors to operate effective and resilient collection arrangements that strike a balance between service costs and quality.
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities