View Live Waste Disposal Data

You can now view our live waste disposal data via the LoveLewisham Web API.

Lewisham will be making some changes to waste and recycling services over the next few months. These changes are aimed at increasing recycling rates and minimising future disposal costs. To help monitor the impact of these changes, we are using our LoveLewisham app to put live waste disposal data online. Lewisham staff can access this data via our LoveLewisham Peer2Peer app. This data can be accessed publicly via our LoveLewisham API.

This url will return all disposal records (by waste type, crew etc.) for the past 90 days, and this url will return a summary of monthly recycling rates and tonnages. This allows anyone to download and scrutinise this data in other programs, such as Excel:

Please remember that these figures are likely to differ from those submitted to Central Government as other waste elements and contaminated recycling materials are factored in. They should, however give a good indication of the ‘direction of travel’ as new services are implemented.

Over-Promised. Under-Delivered?

Making it easy for citizens to report issues is definitely part of the solution, but the plethora of public reporting tools has become part of the problem.

Tech UK asked me to write a short blog article for their #techUKlocal campaign. You can read it here


LoveLewisham: Shared Service Platform

Our LoveLewisham shared services platform is now receiving reports from the KeepBritainTidy/LoveCleanStreets app, via our Open311 interface. Residents can report issues to us using either FixMyStreet, KeepBritainTidy or any of the LoveCleanStreets apps. The reports go directly to the LoveLewisham Peer2Peer app on our colleague’s mobile devices. This means that we no longer have to administer jobs using each of the external services’ admin panels ( or sign-up to a contract with one provider). We can focus on developing our LoveLewisham Peer2Peer app to provide a more effective and efficient service.

Our Open311 interface allows our users to choose the reporting app they like best and free the Council from the costs and problems of maintaining multiple mobile apps.

From today we will only accept reports from 3rd party apps that, like FixMyStreet and LoveCleanStreets, use our Open311 interface.

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Reports from KeepBritainTidy/LoveCleanStreets/FixMyStreet apps, resolved by our LoveLewisham Peer2Peer App.

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