The Waste Services team's year in numbers 06 June 2017

2016  was another hugely successful year for our Waste Services team, working with local authorities, waste contractors, schools and communities to manage waste better. And we are delighted that the team are finalists in the National Recycling Awards 2017 Team of the Year Award – Public/Third Sector. They presented to the judging panel last month and will find out if they have won at the awards ceremony on 28 June. 

We've drawn together some numbers to summarise their achievements over the past year: 

46 - local authorities, waste authorities, waste contractors, housing providers and third sector organisations we have worked with across England.

Over half a million - households we worked with, to help people reduce, reuse and recycle, across 28 projects.

Over 380,000 - households we targeted with information and schemes to help them increase their food waste recycling.

Up to 30% increase - in food waste recycling, with associated disposal cost savings of up to £340,000 per year in one council alone.

12,500 tonnes - the waste we diverted from disposal across our projects. This is equivalent to the weight of over 2,300 African elephants.

£1.1M - worth of disposal cost savings we achieved for the local authorities we worked with. This is equivalent to the cost of more than 40 social care workers.

123,000 - doors we knocked on, engaging 46,000 people on their doorstep about recycling.

368 - roadshows, events and workshops we delivered in schools and communities, educating over 24,400 adults and children about reducing food waste, home composting, reuse and recycling.

166 - events delivered by 40 volunteers, who gave up 930 hours of their time.

91% - of attendees who said they were now more interested in the repair, reuse and upcycling of furniture, following us organising the first-ever London Upcycling Show.

21 and 46 - the numbers our Waste Services Manager, Dr. Anna Scott and the Cheshire Waste Reduction Volunteers were in Resource magazine’s annual Hot 100 poll.

Our Waste Services team supports local authorities and other organisations to manage waste better. We work with local authorities, waste contractors, housing providers, schools and other organisations to help adults and children reduce, reuse and recycle their waste through community engagement programmes, education programmes, marketing communications, consultancy work, staff provision and staff training. They also offer services to monitor and evaluate the impact of waste and recycling schemes and initiatives. 

If you would like more information about their work or how they can help your organisation please contact Waste Services Manager, Dr. Anna Scott on anna.scott@keepbritaintidy.org or 020 7420 4407.

And finally, good luck to our Waste Services team - National Recycling Awards finalists - from everyone at Keep Britain Tidy.