Commercial and Household Waste/Recycling Apportionment Tool

22nd November 2016

The WRAP commercial and household waste/recycling ‘apportionment tool’ assists local authorities to calculate the proportion of waste and recycling when it is co-collected on the same vehicle.

Key points
Provide consistency in the approach used by local authorities to apportion tonnages
Improve the accuracy of data
Assist with budgeting and service development



The tool was developed in conjunction with a steering group which included representatives from NAWDO, Larac, Defra and the Environment Agency/Natural Resources Wales.

It has been designed to be simple to use, local authorities only need to input how many bin lifts are made - by size and material type.

The tool was tested by comparing it with actual dedicated round data which showed that it produces results which are not statistically different.

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