Resources

Case study
23 March 2021

In 2020 WRAP carried out an options appraisal on behalf of a medium sized Waste Collection Authority in the midlands to compare the cost and performance of a range of collection scenarios in preparation for necessary changes to its household waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

During July and August 2019 WRAP, and communications agency Cutting Edge Marketing, provided the Council with advice and support to help develop clear communications and messaging that would enable them to engage effectively with their householders on the introduction of the new recycling services. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

Hart District Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are neighbouring local authorities in Hampshire. WRAP was asked to provide support to help each authority design and produce new communications materials and provide tailored advice on developing and delivering targeted communication campaigns.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
24 August 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the fourth largest unitary authority in the North West with 154,500 households. Established in 2009, it brought together the three boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and the City of Chester and assumed the responsibilities of the former Cheshire County Council for those authorities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
24 August 2020

Durham County Council (DCC) was established as a unitary authority in 2009. It is now the 6th largest authority in England covering 226,000 hectares, with 237,500 properties and has a population of 515,348.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
24 August 2020

In 2007/8, against a backdrop of a wide range in household recycling collections in the 4 councils in East Kent, a Management Group was formed to address the lack of consistency in services and explore opportunities for cost savings.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
18 August 2020

WRAP works with local authorities across England, supporting them to deliver interventions that have been proven to increase the yield of food waste collected for recycling from separate weekly collections.

WRAP has been working with authorities on food waste collections since 2013, and we’ve found that the most successful way of increasing and sustaining the performance of food waste collection services is to introduce a package of interventions. These include use of a “no food waste” residual bin sticker, a free supply of caddy liners, and an information leaflet for residents. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
12 August 2020

In 2020 WRAP carried out an options appraisal on behalf of a medium sized Waste Collection Authority in the midlands to compare the cost and performance of a range of collection scenarios in preparation for necessary changes to its household waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
10 April 2019

WRAP is working in partnership with industry to develop a viable process to improve the identification and sorting of post-consumer packaging (including PET, HDPE and PP) suitable for food-grade application. The phases below provide an update on the progress made so far and the remaining challenges. For the latest report (2016) looking at fluorescent markers, see Phase 6.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Packaging producers
Case study
14 March 2017

Five case studies highlighting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection trials. These tested options to increase the collection of WEEE for re-use and gain maximum value from it.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
25 January 2017

Built with support from WRAP, on behalf of the Government, the Biffa Polymers mixed plastics recycling facility was the first integrated washing and sorting facility in the UK specifically designed to recycle rigid mixed plastics packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
13 December 2016

This cost benefit analysis is based on the design stage of a project to construct a new composting facility. The project value is approximately £3.2 million. The study found that there was a total potential saving (net of implementation cost) of 2.2%.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors