Single councils could save £400,000 a year by using data standards for waste services

6 Nov 2015, 2:30 pm

The re-usable data standards that Local Digital has developed with local authorities to improve the efficiency of waste services could save the average council (of 68,000 households) up to £400,000 annually.

How? With an Application Programme Interface in place to allow digital self service and systems to ‘talk to each other’, the standards remove inefficiency and ‘avoidable costs’ at every stage, from managing suppliers to customer contact.

More broadly, applying data standards to other local government services could amount to savings “in the billions” says Sarah Prag, Service Design Consultant for the Local Digital Waste Service Standards Project.

In this short video interview, Prag explains how.

Watch a short video about the Local Waste Service Standards project. 

Read more about the business case and where the savings come from.