Household Recycling Collection Systems

WRAP’s information on household recycling collection system provides good practice guidelines and tools designed to help deliver cost effective and efficient recycling services.

This collection of tools and documents will assist recycling officers and waste managers in planning, executing and evaluating their household recycling collection systems:

Local authority plans for recycling: the results of a survey conducted in late 2014 of English local authorities to understand planned changes to recycling and waste services, and drivers for and barriers to service changes.

Choosing the right recycling collection system: a leaflet that addresses which collection system is best.

Recycling collections for flats: an online resource to help plan, implement, manage and improve recycling and food waste collections schemes for flats.

Factors influencing recycling performance: this analysis explores how the nature of the collection systems and local area characteristics influence recycling performance and waste arisings.

WEEE good practice collection and treatment: guidance and examples for the collection and treatment of broken and unwanted electricals.

Alternate weekly collections: advice on how to design and implement a scheme which is effective and which gains and retains the support of local people.

Dry recycling and food waste collections from schools: case studies and research report.

Noise exposure in glass collections for recycling: information for employers and local authorities on the noise levels experienced by waste collection operatives on a variety of collection systems.

Textiles Collection Guide: a guide for local authorities and textiles collectors.

Triggering a ‘fresh’ packaging recycling trialA consortium-led trial to investigate the effectiveness of householder-led collection of ‘trigger’  tops and ‘flip caps’ – very specific packaging materials not generally collected for recycling.

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