Resources for councils

Food and green waste recycling collection services is a significant opportunity for councils to reduce waste to landfill, benefit the environment and reduce emissions associated with waste.

 

Guide to introducing food waste recycling collection services 

MWRRG has a comprehensive guide to help councils design, implement and maintain a high performing and cost effective food and green waste recycling service. Introducing a kerbside food and garden organics collection service – A guide for local government brings together the latest research, modelling and lessons for councils.

Download the interactive guide below.

Introducing a kerbside food and garden organics collection service - A guide for local government

Evidence based guidelines for communicating food waste recycling

Clear and effective messages and images is essential to successfully implement a food waste collection service that is well used with low rates of contamination.

MWRRG commissioned research to assess communications which encourage high levels of food waste recycling participation, compliance and satisfaction. The guidelines provide advice on communications channels, collateral types, timing and design principles, use of images, stickers and pledges.

Download the evidence based guidelines for communications and the full food waste recycling social research below.

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Research into community attitudes towards food and green waste recycling

MWRRG commissioned independent social research to explore the community’s willingness to recycle food waste via their kerbside waste collection system.

The results from the research have been used as an evidence base for the guide to introducing a food and green waste recycling service collection service and communications guidelines to support its implementation.

Download the social research below.

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Last updated: 01/12/2020