WRWA launches booking system and ANPR technology in recycling centre

The Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) has today (14 June) announced the launch of a new booking system and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology at one of its London recycling centres.

The Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre, situated in Wandsworth, serves residents of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Wandsworth and Westminster.

With the recycling centre seeing over 1,000 residents a day, WRWA has joined forces with public-sector booking specialist bookinglab and technology provider SNAP ANPR to deliver a new booking system that works with on-site ANPR cameras to automate visitor access.

WRWA hopes this will allow full control of site capacity, minimising queuing, ensuring visitor safety and limit site usage to the five boroughs. This is estimated to save taxpayers up to £100,000 a year.

Sharon Ross, Deputy General Manager at WRWA, commented: “The bookinglab system provides a service that enables residents to make bookings on the same day.

“In the short time the trial has been operating, we have received positive feedback from residents that like the convenience of not having to queue. They see the environmental benefit that this brings.”

Residents can make a booking on the same day as their visit, increasing site efficiency as this minimises the time visitors spend on-site.