HSE’s three-year inspection of kerbside waste and recycling collection services – Final report

15 January 2015

The summary report of the HSE three-year inspection programme of LA household waste and recycling services is now available on the HSE website. You can find the report at the link below - it is listed in the resources box on the Waste and Recycling landing page under the heading, 'Inspection Initiative of Household Waste and Recycling Services':


The most commonly identified areas for improvement, by inspectors, were:

• Monitoring and review of health and safety performance of service provider 
• Client and contractor monitoring the effectiveness of supervision 
• Risk assessment of activities (including route risk assessment) 
• Elimination/reduction of reversing on routes