Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Stapleton, Patricia A.

Project Center

London, England


The goal of this project was to evaluate the status of current recycling practices within the Croydon Council offices and provide recommendations for improved strategies. We assessed the perspectives and practices of Council employees through a staff survey, in-person interviews, and onsite observations. We assessed recycling in other boroughs to identify best practices. Based on our findings, we recommended the Council explore ways to enhance existing communication about recycling, improve labeling in recycling areas, and reinvigorate its recycling champion network. We also recommend the Council examine further the use of compactors and color-coded bags for different waste streams.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies