WasteSorted: a toolkit for local government

WasteSorted is a brand and a communication toolkit developed to help local governments communicate with their residents on the importance of separating their waste and sorting it correctly to reduce contamination in their kerbside bin services.

The WasteSorted toolkits provide templates and icons that local governments can customise to suit their needs when communicating with residents on how to use their kerbside bin services.

The toolkits aim to standardise communications across local governments, helping achieve higher recovery rates by enabling correct waste separation at the source.

The WasteSorted toolkit can be used in various communications formats, for example direct printed communication to households to other prompts such as fridge magnets, calendars or bin stickers.

What kerbside collection system does your council use?
Click on one of the options below to choose your templates.
  • FOGO
  • Garden organics
  • Two bin

What’s in the toolkits?

Visual elements
Visual elements have been designed to help residents understand how to separate waste correctly, including:

  • The hand gesture symbols, made up of icons of various types of waste.
  • The graphic representations of typical household waste bins.

The elements are flexible and can be modified to complement each local government’s kerbside collection requirements.

Brand style guide
A brand style guide is included as part of the toolkits. There are three versions available, catering for food organics and garden organics (FOGO), garden organics and two bin applications.

Phase one - Why?

Introducing WasteSorted - Communicate to residents the reason for introducing a new kerbside collection system. These graphics are used by local governments to communicate with their residents about the introduction of the new kerbside bin services, prior to its implementation.


Phase two - How?

Education and roll-out program - Communicate to residents how to correctly sort waste. These graphics are used by local governments to communicate with their residents about how to sort out their waste correctly and reduce contamination in their waste bin. These graphics can be used at any time as they support ongoing communication and education on the kerbside bin services.


Phase three - Feedback

Provide feedback on how well residents are sorting waste and advise on how to improve further - These graphics are used by local governments to communicate with their residents about how well they are separating their waste into the correct bins. These graphics can be used during and post-implementation of the new kerbside services to provide feedback on reduced contamination levels in their waste bins.

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