Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) has recently commissioned Enventure Research to undertake face to face engagement with residents in the London Borough of Lambeth and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
WRWA, along with the two participating Boroughs, wish to improve the quality and quantity of recycling across the Boroughs through the prevention of incorrect materials being recycled. A conversational script will therefore be designed to address residents’ current recycling habits and to ensure that they know where to recycle in their estate, and what they can and cannot recycle in communal bins.
Local and experienced staff will be trained by Enventure Research to carry out the engagement with residents over a period of eight weeks. The engagement programme will be carried out in one estate in the London Borough of Lambeth and one estate in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and will consist of both engagement on the doorstep and conversations with residents at communal bins across the estates.
Residents in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will also be encouraged by Enventure Research’s team of engagement staff to volunteer themselves to encourage their neighbours to recycle more and recycle correctly. Recruited residents will attend one of six training sessions, led by Enventure Research’s team of engagement staff, and will be provided with a payment for their time and service.
This period of resident engagement is due to begin 24th October and last for eight weeks. Following the completion of the engagement activity, Enventure Research will provide WRWA with a summary report of the engagement findings.