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posted on 26.02.2014, 14:04 by Christine Cole, Mohammed Quddus, Andrew Wheatley, Mohamed OsmaniMohamed Osmani, Kath Kay
At a local Government level there have been many interventions and changes made to household waste collection services to meet new regulatory requirements. These changes include separate collection of recyclable and organic materials. This paper has used a time series model to quantify the success of interventions introduced by a LA.The case study was a medium sized UK LA, Charnwood Borough Council (CBC), the research analyses monthly data of quantities of recyclates, garden waste for composting and residual waste for landfill disposal. The time series model was validated with a five year data set and used to measure the impacts of the various changes to identify which intervention was the most successful, while controlling for season and number of working days. The results show the interventions analysed both had abrupt and permanent positive impacts on the yield of recyclable materials, and a corresponding negative impact on the residual waste.The model could be added to the National data base to help LAs to compare interventions and to understand which schemes encourage householder participation and improve recycling performance. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

COLE, C. ... et al, 2014. The impact of Local Authorities' interventions on household waste collection: a case study approach using time series modelling. Waste Management, 34 (2), pp. 266 - 272

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© Elsevier

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2014

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This article was published in the journal Waste Management [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2013.10.018

ISSN

0956-053X

eISSN

1879-2456

Language

en