Low and Behold is currently working with the Local Government Association to develop a programme that investigates innovation in waste services productivity. Waste is currently the fourth largest area of spend for local authorities, and productivity has been falling in local authority waste services. This programme is investigating ways to improve this and save local authorities money.
Low and Behold, as part of this workstream, is project managing a pilot of food waste disposers in domestic households during 2012-14. The project is building the evidence base about the impact of disposers on residual waste streams, householder behaviour and the sewer network. It is the UK’s first pilot in this area.