WastesWork is a limited company that specialises in waste analysis projects for local authority and private waste management
clients. It was set up in January 2006 by Barrie Knapp and Sarah Knapp Dent, who between them have over 12 years experience
in the waste analysis field. Both are held in high regard.
Waste streams that can be analysed by
collected household waste and recycling
by the public to HWRCs
- litter and sweepings
including school projects
Bulky waste collections
In the first six months that the company had been operating projects were won for WRAP, Sheffield Veolia,
Fellowes and the LB of Richmond. In addition the company was accepted onto the DEFRA WIP LASU framework contract, winning
three projects in the first tranche.
In year two, in partnership with Exodus Research the
team won a major piece of work for WRAP. The fieldwork required 12 analysts and covered nine local authorities in England
and four in Wales. The aim was to gain a better understanding of the types and quantities of food waste being thrown away
at the household level. The data formed the basis of WRAPs Love Food Hate Waste campaign. The WastesWork team were highly
praised by both WRAP and the Environment agency for their part in this project and have been nominated for a research
Other projects carried out in year two were
We are now half way through year three and
have carried out large scale projects for Leicestershire, Cheshire and Hackney. The Leicestershire work was won in collaboration
with Hyder Consulting.
We also managed our first piece of foreign
travel, working with Integrated Skills on a waste analysis project for the Guernsey Government!