Resources

Guide
23 November 2016

WRAP’s household waste collection commitment worked with local authorities to make a commitment to the first set of principles for a good waste and recycling service based on the views of the public. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
23 November 2016

This guidance was produced as part of the Household Waste Collection Commitment to support signatories in delivering better recycling services for residents.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
23 November 2016

This guide offers ideas and opportunities for all those involved in the management of household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). It is aimed at all those involved in the management of HWRCs, including local authority officers, waste-management companies and third-sector re-use partners.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • HWRCs & bring sites
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
22 November 2016

This case study demonstrates how Cambridge City Council, along with Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council, as two other district partners from Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (RECAP), were able to formalise the acceptance of PTTs (Pots, Tubs and Trays) collected at the kerbside for material recycling facility (MRF) processing.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
20 November 2016

The Business Recycling and Waste Services Commitment was set-up to help you improve your business customers' satisfaction with how their rubbish and recycling is collected and ultimately boost recycling rates.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 March 2016

Waste prevention activities can be focused on particular waste materials and products. Please follow the links below for more information on the individual materials and how waste prevention activities can be formed around them.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 February 2016

UK households produce around 7 million tonnes of food waste each year, of which 4.2 million tonnes is categorised as avoidable and 2.8 million tonnes as unavoidable.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2016

All operators of food waste collections are recommended to carry out stringent risk and COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessments incorporating elements specific to food waste collection. Such assessments will help to ensure occupational health risks are mitigated.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
4 March 2015

WRAP have produced a series of step-by-step guides aimed at encouraging more partnerships between local authorities, waste management companies and third sector organisations to deliver more re-use.

Initiatives:
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
4 March 2015

The Hub provides local authorities with a comprehensive online resource to enable them to produce a Waste Prevention plan and to help householders prevent waste.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
3 March 2015

The main types of waste prevention activity covered by the Household Waste Prevention Hub are outlined below.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
3 March 2015

Whilst a good number of local authorities do collect household food and garden waste for large-scale composting and digestion operations, composting at home has the added benefit of avoiding transport impacts and producing a soil improver output which can be used in resident’s gardens.

Initiatives:
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities