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Title: Bulky household waste management in a UK Local Authority area: current practice, challenges and improvement opportunities
Authors: Cole, Christine
Osmani, Mohamed
Wheatley, Andrew D.
Quddus, Mohammed A.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © CISA
Citation: COLE, C. et al., 2013. Bulky household waste management in a UK Local Authority area: current practice, challenges and improvement opportunities. IN: Cossu, R. et al. (eds.) Proceedings of Fourteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S.Margherita Di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, 30 September - 4 October 2013.
Abstract: Charnwood Borough Council (CBC), an English local authority, recently introduced a Zero Waste Strategy encompassing targets for waste minimisation and recycling of household waste above UK Government baselines. To achieve these targets various areas of household waste management need to be amended to improve recycling performance. The bulky waste collection service, collecting large items such as furniture and electrical goods was identified as an area to target for improvement. A case study approach was adopted using data collected on a daily basis by CBC to quantify the number and type of items in the bulky waste stream. Current practices of managing bulky household waste are explored; identifying challenges in dealing with this waste stream such as financial and logistical challenges in identifying, collecting, repairing and storage. However, there is potential to increase recycling of some discarded items, particularly the large numbers of mattresses and some wooden furniture unsuitable for reuse.
Description: This is a conference paper. The conference website is at: http://www.sardiniasymposium.it/sardinia-2013.aspx
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18270
ISBN: 978-88-6265-028-1
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