A dataset providing the background, list of solutions and outcome for the waste management lab. 

The lab was held on Monday 19th January 2015 and commissioned by Waste Management, Leeds City Council.

Development question

The goal was to develop a proof of concept after analysis of the recycling data. This could be an online education and engagement platform to encourage high levels of good quality recycling, a graphic visualisation or data mash-up. 


Leeds Bins by Thomas Forth has been devleoped into a proof of concept and successfully deployed. The council is considering how to scale and adopt the service internally. 

More information about the app can be found here: https://datamillnorth.org/products/leeds-bins/

Find out more

To find out about urban sustainability labs click on the following link: http://sustainabledevelopmentlab.com/

UK Open Government Licence
Last Update
7 years ago  
Geographic Coverage
  • Leeds - city wide
Attribution Statement
"[Insert title], (c) Leeds City Council, [insert year of publication], [insert hyperlink to document (where accessed)]. This information is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence."
Service Area
Household waste collection
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Improving check your bin day (586.14 kB)Jan 2015

Waste management lab

Waste reborn (1011.80 kB)Jan 2015

Waste management lab

Leeds bins (614.46 kB)Jan 2015

Waste management lab

Leeds waste side story (1.02 MB)Jan 2015

Waste management lab