Resources

Guide
26 August 2011

This annex contains general guidance on commissioning monitoring work, as well as templates that local authorities can use as the basis for commissioning contractors to carry out monitoring.

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

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

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

Outlines the process that you should be going through when planning to monitor.

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

Details how usage monitoring and participation monitoring should be done.

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

This section explains how you can monitor levels of contamination for both kerbside and bring collections, whether or not materials go to a materials recovery facility.

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

This annex contains a series of questions designed to help you answer your research questions.

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
1 February 2010

Monitoring and evaluating scheme performance is something that all local authorities should be doing as a matter of routine. Not only does it enable you to assess whether schemes are performing as expected, it also helps diagnose problems, design new approaches and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness.
 

This revised document gives you practical advice on how to go about monitoring the performance of your schemes.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 June 2008

This study focuses on the three main kerbside collection systems currently operating: kerbside sort; single stream co-mingled; and two stream partially co-mingled. It examines a number of the main service variations in each category within two different local contexts.

The intention is that local authorities should use the information in this report to consider their actual costs in the light of predicted costs of a comparable good practice system.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
13 July 2007

This guide is intended to help authorities decide whether alternate weekly collection (AWC) is right for them and to draw together, from the experience of other authorities, advice on how to design and implement a scheme which is effective, and which gains and retains the support of local people.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities