Resources

Report
20 May 2021

Workers carrying out kerbside collections of glass for recycling can be exposed to high levels of noise.

In 2011, WRAP published the findings of a series of noise surveys that advised how all recycling collection systems had the potential to generate noise exposure levels which could potentially exceed action values defined in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, and that some vehicles and collections had the potential to breach legal limits.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
17 July 2020

Please note that WRAP Cymru is no longer offering valorisation support; however, our case studies, reports and tools remain available for use.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Valorisation
Report
24 January 2020

This study was conducted to provide Welsh Government and WRAP Cymru up-to-date data on the composition of mixed residual commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in Wales. The main objective was to estimate the proportion of the residual waste produced in Wales which could be avoided through recycling or composting.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Public sector
Report
16 July 2018

Preparation for re-use is the act of taking waste, preparing it for re-use and putting it back into the economy. This Roadmap, with a supporting technical report, sets out the potential actions and interventions required to support increasing the amount of preparation for re-use that takes place in Wales within the local authority collected municipal waste stream.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
7 June 2018

Waste Composition

In order to develop a solution to the issues created by waste, it is important to know what the waste is made up of.  To address this, WRAP Cymru has commissioned analyses into the composition of municipal waste and litter.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
19 June 2017

The Climate Change Impacts of Recycling Services in Wales (2016)

The Climate Change Impacts of Recycling Services in Wales report was published by WRAP Cymru on behalf of the Welsh Government, based on work undertaken by Eunomia between December 2015 and August 2016.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 November 2016

The cost impact of implementing harmonised dry recycling collections in Welsh Authorities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 March 2011

Overview

The Collections Blueprint describes the Welsh Government’s recommended service profile for the collection of household waste. Published in 2011 as part of the Municipal Sector Plan, it provides a system that is now achieving high rates of high-quality recycling, significant cost savings and improved sustainable development outcomes.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
7 February 2011

A key objective of 'Towards Zero Waste' is for 70% of household waste to be recycled by 2025. This objective will be underpinned by statutory recycling targets for individual local authorities.

This study, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), examines the relative merits of different dry recycling collection systems (co-mingled, two-stream and kerbside sort) in relation to WAG’s sustainability objectives, with a view to informing the policy framework within which local authorities will deliver changes to their services so that the target may be achieved.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Public sector