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Improving waste collection with geolocation data

Reducing plastic pollution, increasing recycling and ensuing that bin collections are regular and reliable is a front-line service with a high profile for councils.

Geolocation data plays a crucial role in making this possible, notably through the use of an asset already in the hands of each council in the country – the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG). This is the address database, maintained by the local authority, that includes a range of information – geographic coordinates, property classification, alternative addresses – and can be used for many purposes that require details about specific locations.

Over the past ten years, GeoPlace has collated a number of case studies which show how standardised addressing helps to increase recycling and ensure that bin collections are regular and reliable.  

See the article in UK Authority - and read the case studies below which provide evidence on how standardised addressing helps local authorities manage rubbish collections efficiently while maintaining high levels of customer service: