Service design has most impact on recycling

Separate food waste collections and bin sizes are key factors affecting local authority recycling rates, research from WRAP has found

WRAP research identifies what factors have more impact on recycling rates (photograph: Lightwise/123RF)Councils have power to influence their recycling performance, new research from charity WRAP has found.

The report, published on 22 July, aims to help UK waste collection authorities plan their recycling services better. It uses data on 239 councils from the 2012/13 WasteDataFlow database.

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