The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a guide to help local authorities in England improve the performance of their bring recycling sites and ensure they are a valuable element of the overall recycling service local authorities offer to residents.
Bring recycling sites are typically the areas in car parks and on streets where local authorities or third parties provide containers for the public to deposit recyclable materials. 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”.
Crichton added: “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 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.