How can waste management companies work towards consistency?
Local authorities, supported by the waste management industry, have made great progress in recycling in recent years. However, service design and recycling performance vary across England. Through the delivery of greater consistency in recycling, there are opportunities for significant benefits.
The waste management sector can support local authorities in working towards greater consistency in the materials that are collected, the way they are collected and communicating with householders using Recycle Now messages and materials.
What are the benefits?
Through the delivery of greater consistency in recycling, there are opportunities for significant benefits for waste management companies, such as:
Reduced bidding costs - Consistent approaches to materials collected and method of collection provides an opportunity for standard contract documentation which will reduce the time, and therefore cost, in bidding.
Business opportunities - Greater consistency in the materials collected by householders means that greater coverage is needed in the collection of core materials.
Reduced contamination - Improved communications, including labelling of packaging and consideration of the design of packaging in terms of its recyclability, will help to increase capture of recyclate and reduce contamination. This in turn will help to reduce costs.