I have placed the list of local authorities operating residual collections in wheeled bins for 2008-09 in the Library of the House.
The quantitative and qualitative research, carried out by Brook Lyndhurst and ICM on behalf of the Local Government Association and the Waste and Resources Action Programme, cost £38,600. The research was to ensure that the principles of a good recycling service, called for by the fifth report (2006-07) of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, were firmly based on evidence of the views and priorities of the public.
WRAP has published no additional guidance on either subject.
Neither DEFRA nor the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has supported pilot programmes involving the weighing of household refuse containers.
However, WRAP is preparing a review of such weighing systems to assess their suitability for use in reward schemes such as 'Recyclebank.'
The Government believe local authorities are best placed to make waste management strategy decisions for their local areas. It has issued no such guidance but does encourage local authorities to consult extensively with residents to ensure their opinions and preferences are taken into consideration.
WRAP has issued no such guidance.
No such assessment has been made by the Waste and Resources Action Programme.