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Toolkit – Tackling contamination service review workbook

This ReLondon workbook will guide you through a service review, to help ascertain why and where recycling is being contaminated in household recycling in your borough. 

You can then use the findings to implement targeted interventions to help improve the quality of recyclate.

About the Tackling contamination project

Contamination in the household recycling stream is one of the most common issues London’s local authorities face with their household collection services, affecting budgets, recycling performance and the quality of recyclate. 

In this research project, ReLondon worked with London’s authorities to help them understand the true cost of reactively dealing with contamination in recycling at the kerbside and in flats, and tested interventions to reduce contamination and improve the quality of the recycling being collected.

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