Alternate weekly collections - guidance for local authorities

22nd November 2016

This guidance from WRAP is intended to help local authorities decide whether Alternative Weekly Collection (AWC) will work in their local area and gain advice on how to design and implement a scheme which is effective, and which gains and retains the support of local people.

Key points
AWC can make kerbside and household collections more effective and efficient, in certain areas
AWC’s should be properly researched by local authorities and gain the support of local people

Overview

Overview

Over 180 local authorities have now changed their collection systems so that the collection of material for recycling and/or composting alternates on a weekly basis with residual waste for landfill or incineration. These systems, which are diverse in their detailed design, have become known collectively as Alternate Weekly Collections (AWC).

AWC is not appropriate for all authorities and whether to adopt it must be a decision for local councils in the light of their local circumstances and the views of their electors.

This revised guidance from WRAP is intended to help local authorities decide whether AWC is right for them and to draw together, from the experience of other authorities, advice on how to design and implement a scheme which is effective, and which gains and retains the support of local people.

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Related

Related

To find out more information related to this guidance, please use the following links:

Kerbside recycling: indicative costs and performance >>
Factors influencing recycling performance >>
Kerbside collection case studies >>

Where next?

Want to know more about kerbside collections? Take a look at our reports, guides, tools and case studies for further information:

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If you have any questions regarding Alternate Weekly Collections, please contact LASupport@wrap.org.uk.

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