The Collections Blueprint describes the Welsh Government’s recommended service profile for the collection of household waste. Published in 2011 as part of the Municipal Sector Plan, it provides a system that is now achieving high rates of high-quality recycling, significant cost savings and improved sustainable development outcomes.

The case studies on this website illustrate how, through adoption of the Collections Blueprint, local authorities are achieving greater consistency of service across Wales and delivering on the ambitious targets set out in Towards Zero Waste.