Household like waste: What’s that, then?

Similar to household waste in terms of composition, materials and calorific value, household-like wastes are those collected from industrial, commercial and other locations. The volumes collected contribute to the recycling targets for local authorities and can also be used in the production of refuse-derived fuel. But this waste stream has not been given much focus previously.

Our expert panel with representatives from industry bodies and local authorities who are already managing their household-like volumes discuss the opportunities, requirements, and expectations of how managing household-like is similar to, and different from household.

With exploration into efficient collection methods and possible franchising options, the panel explore the systems currently in place around the world, drawing on examples from Germany and New York, to better understand how the UK might bring household-like operations to the fore.

Chair: Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director from SUEZ/CIWM Senior Vice President, with panelists:

Chris Mills – WRAP
Dr Andy Rees OBE – Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government
Trevor Nicoll – Head of Environment Services for South Cambridgeshire District Council, and Head of Shared Waste for the Greater Cambridge Waste Service & CIWM President
Jarno Stet – Westminster City Council

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