Our team is experienced in the use of the WRATE Lifecycle Assessment software tool for the determination of environmental impacts. We use WRATE to determine the carbon and other environmental impacts of waste collection, recycling, waste treatment and disposal to support procurement exercises, options appraisals, Strategic Environmental Assessments and ongoing process monitoring.

Case Study

WRATE modelling
Herefordshire County Council
Project Title:
Carbon modelling of the kerbside municipal waste management service
Project Summary:

Following on from a collection (cost and performance) modelling exercise, FRM undertook a carbon modelling project for the collection, recycling, treatment and disposal service in Herefordshire. We are trained to advanced level in applying the bespoke LCA tool for waste management systems, WRATE. This enabled quantification of the current service and alternative scenarios, establishing impact relative to the climate emergency.

Key Words:
LCA, Carbon, Climate Emergency, WRATE, Modelling

Frith RM combined their excellent technical knowledge and thoroughly professional approach with a friendly down to earth manner. First draft documents were very high quality, responses to queries were swift and the final product was comprehensive yet easy to understand. That is quite an achievement for such a specialist area of work.

Norfolk County Council

The info from FRM was crucial in delivering our work. It was a good choice to appoint FRM to undertake the work rather than reviewing.


Pro-active and deep technical knowledge as well as understanding of the context for the review (i.e. procurement exercise). Very flexible in providing options for the client and in reacting quickly to information provided relatively late by the contractor.


Excellent service all round. In particular really appreciated the flexibility and personal service that FRM offer – when things went wrong on the [wider] project, FRM were on hand at short notice (even at weekends) to help and assist which was very much vital in getting the work completed on time. Thanks FRM!


Many thanks to Paul (and James) for their support on this job. I would recommend FRM without hesitation and hope to be able to work with you again.

Parsons Brinckerhoff (WSP)