Resources

Guide
24 August 2011

This guidance has been developed specifically to assist local authority officers to launch, manage and improve recycling and food waste collection schemes for blocks of flats.  It can also be used by other individuals, organisations and partnerships with an interest in recycling services for flats.

Initiatives:
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
24 August 2011

Flats offer particular opportunities and challenges that must be considered when planning communications.  This section summarises some of the key issues and how they can be addressed when communicating with residents in flats.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
24 August 2011

During door to door collections, recyclable materials or food waste are collected from residents’ doorsteps in communal corridors and transported to ground level. This is different to kerbside collections that might be provided for flats where residents set out containers at ground level for collection from the street.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
24 August 2011

When choosing the most suitable type of vehicle for a new recycling or food waste collection scheme, it is important to make a full assessment of what is required from the vehicle.  It is also important to take into account some of the features that distinguish flats from kerbside properties. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
24 August 2011

As discussed in the Understanding Flats section, residents in flats produce different waste to those in houses. Therefore recycling rates from flats may differ and will not be comparable to those for kerbside collections. There are additional barriers that can prevent people living in flats from easily recycling, such as limited storage space and the ease with which materials can be transported to a collection point.

Initiatives:
  • Household food waste
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
24 August 2011

‘Bring’ schemes for flats are based on residents bringing their own recycling or food waste to communal collection containers located near their block of flats. Often also referred to as near entry schemes.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
23 August 2011

This section introduces the main types of collection schemes for flats.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
20 August 2011

Many local authorities in the UK, that provide comprehensive recycling collection schemes for kerbside properties, are now focusing on improving recycling and food waste collection schemes to flats in order to:

  • Meet Local Area Agreements, Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) targets and the requirements of the Household Waste Recycling Act 2003
  • Continue to improve recycling performance
  • Meet resident demand and continue to improve services to all residents
Initiatives:
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
17 June 2011

In this section you will find the Quality manual template which can be used to set up your company’s manual.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 June 2011

This full report summarises the project into the development of practical guidance documents and templates to assit with the implementation of Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety management system in a MRF.  The report summarises the methods and advantages of implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) and includes time and cost savings associated with using defined templates and implementation methods.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 June 2011

In this section you will find the Quality and Environmental (Q&E) manual template which can be used to set up your company’s manual.

You will also find sample templates for ISO 14001 implementation which have been generically completed as far as possible for MRF operations. The templates include procedures and record forms that are known to meet the requirements of the ISO standard as well as align with the needs of the MRF industry. Key templates also include explanations within the text to assist the user in understanding what site-specific information may be required.

Please save all documents and manuals to your own computer before making any amends.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 June 2011

Two documents with step-by-step guidance on the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards respectively. The flowchart should be used in conjunction with the Guidance document.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors