Resources

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

In 2017 WRAP supported a large unitary authority in the north of England to assess the cost and performance implications of a range of alternative household waste collection scenarios that met the requirements of the ‘Framework for greater consistency in household recycling’.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
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
Guide
20 August 2020

The market knowledge portal summarises key trends affecting the recycling and reprocessing sector and acts as a portal to the underlying data sources.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Textiles
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
19 August 2020

Traditionally, food waste collection schemes have been rolled out to flats as a blanket service, with all blocks of flats within a local authority’s boundaries receiving the same type of collection scheme.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • 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
Guide
17 August 2020

Re-use occurs when items are used again for their original purpose. It can involve checking, cleaning and repairing items before they are passed on to a new owner. Local authorities can develop services to facilitate re-use or support existing re-use organisations and community groups to deliver their own activities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Communicating re-use is essential to increase donations of items for re-use and increase demand for donated items. WRAP provides a number of materials to support local authorities with their communications campaigns.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Effective communications will be tailored to suit different stakeholder groups and their different behaviours and motivations. Local authorities should work with local partners to push out communications and use national brands to build awareness on key waste prevention issues.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities