Resources

Guide
3 March 2015

Waste prevention defined, as seen in the Waste Framework Directive.

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

This section sets out reasons why waste prevention should be integral to any waste strategy.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
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
Guide
2 March 2015

WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign provides useful reference and communications material that local authorities can draw on to promote food reduction in their area.

LFHW has its own dedicated consumer facing website containing a wealth of detailed ideas to help individuals, communities and organisations reduce food waste as well as the LFHW partner website containing free materials, templates, and resources for local authorities.

The Waste Prevention Hub provides an overview of a selection of that guidance. For the full details please visit the LFHW page or the dedicated the LFHW consumer website.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
13 June 2013

This background section looks at the information you need to gather, in order to assess your current position and carry out a situational analysis (the next stage of the strategy development process).  

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Commercial waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
13 June 2012

Introduction

This section of the data portal provides a summary of developments in the UK’s recovered paper market.  The data presented here comes from respected, publicly available and regularly updated sources on the internet.  By following the link(s) above the graphics, you can find out more details on the source of the data and visit the sites to access the full data.

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
26 November 2011

Explains the basics of sampling including why we sample, how to decide your sample size and how to make sure the sample is representative. It also helps you to be clear about your target area, and how you can select and profile your target population.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
26 August 2011

Describes how to measure tonnage data and how to use this information to identify potential improvements in services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
26 August 2011

This section describes techniques for monitoring and evaluating waste prevention activities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
26 August 2011

This annex explains how to use the Office for National Statistics neighbourhood statistics website to find out socio-demographic data about your authority as a whole, as well as smaller sub-sets of it.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
26 August 2011

This guide describes the best monitoring methods to use to assess different aspects of a service, scheme or communication activity.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities