New guide aims to improve performance of bring recycling facilities

11th January 2013

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has today published a new guide to help local authorities in England improve the performance of bring recycling sites.

Linda Crichton, Head of Collections and Quality at WRAP, said: “Bring recycling sites are an important element of the overall recycling service that councils offer to their residents but as kerbside recycling services have become commonplace we know that many authorities are re-considering provision for bring recycling.

“This guide is designed to signpost councils to the kinds of issues they could consider in deciding on their future strategy for bring recycling. By reviewing current provision and improving performance monitoring, councils can optimise the value they get out of these sites.”

The guide defines bring recycling sites as “areas in car parks and on streets, at which local authorities or third parties provide containers for the public to deposit recyclable materials.”

It is accompanied by an online tool which signposts users to the information most relevant to them, based on their individual circumstances. It covers a range of topics including communication, data reporting, health and safety, procuring new contracts, and quality.

The guide and tool are available to download here.

WRAP’s vision is a world without waste, where resources are used sustainably. It works in partnership to help businesses, individuals and communities improve resource efficiency.
Established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, WRAP is backed by government funding from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.


Sophie Dyer

PR Officer
01295 819695