Commercial and industrial waste recycling guidance and tools

This section is designed to bring you the most relevant publications relating to business resource efficiency that will enable you to increase your knowledge base, make informed decisions and take practical action.

Commercial Recycling Collections Guide - 2014 update

This guide outlines the key considerations when developing commercial recycling collection services from small to medium sized businesses. It has been written for local authorities, but the principles are applicable to all waste collectors. While it may be particularly useful for those who currently only collect commercial residual waste it may also be useful to those who are looking to improve their commercial recycling services in terms of operational efficiency or expanding the service either through increased customer participation or variety of materials collected.

We have broken the guidance document up into individual chapters so that you can access specific information on key areas, alternatively the full document is available for download if you prefer.


Commercial and industrial (C&I) bring centres guide

This guide provides local authorities, private sector companies and community sector organisations with the key steps to consider when developing a bring centre that accepts C&I waste and recycling from SMEs.

Commercial and industrial bring centres guide

Food Waste Collections to SMEs: Developing the Business Case

This report explores information about the main food waste service models available and sets out the costs and the key variables that affect the viability of food waste collection services for the contractor providing the service and the SME receiving the service.

Food Waste Collections to SMEs: Developing the Business Case

Apportionment tool

Use WRAP's commercial and household waste/recycling apportionment tool to help you to calculate the proportion of waste and recycling when it is co-collected on the same vehicle. It also aims to:
• provide consistency in the approach used by local authorities to apportion tonnages
• improve the accuracy of data
• assist with budgeting and service development

Commercial recycling communications materials

Download template materials and posters to promote your service; help increase material capture and reduce contamination.