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Dr Ryan Woodard

Senior Research Fellow

Environment and Technology

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 642308



  • West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention Advisor programme
  • Interreg Iva funded Waste in Action
  • PhD Supervisor


  • Recycling schemes
  • Waste awareness and education
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  • Waste prevention
  • Commercial and Industrial waste
  • Behaviour change


  • Waste strategy development
  • Training of waste professionals
  • Recycling scheme implementation


Dr Ryan Woodard is a Research Fellow and has been working in waste management research for over 15 years. The majority of his work involves working with communities, public sector and industry to improve the management of waste and increase awareness of waste issues.

He has worked on projects ranging from monitoring waste flowing into landfill sites through to assessing the role of financial incentives to encourage householders to recycle. Current projects include working in partnership with East Sussex and West Sussex County Councils and Brighton & Hove City Council to develop a strategy for managing commercial and industrial waste, coordinating a training programme for English and French waste officers to share knowledge, writing and teaching the award winning West Sussex County Council Waste Prevention Advisor scheme and working on the Waste Improvement Network, a tool develop to assist local authorities to share good practice.

Ryan has authored over 60 reports and academic papers and presented at conferences/visited projects across the world including Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Turkey, Colombia. In March 2010 he taught workshops on waste management at grass roots level in South Africa and is actively working in partnership with the Dreamcatcher Foundation to develop links and implement projects in the Western Cape.

Ryan sits on the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Working Group on Communications and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM).


Number of items: 16.

Rahman, K., Woodard, Ryan, Manzanares, Elizabeth and Harder, Marie (2013) An assessment of anaerobic digestion capacity in Bangladesh Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 32. pp. 762-769. ISSN 1364-0321

Harder, M.K. and Woodard, R. (2009) Use of home food digesters to reduce household waste Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management, 162 (2). pp. 69-73. ISSN 1747-6526

WOODARD, RYAN and HARDER, MARIE (2008) Increasing levels of recycling - assessing the impact of household incentives (revenue neutral) In: Waste 2008, Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, 16-17 Sep 2008.

HARDER, MARIE and WOODARD, RYAN (2008) Waste Prevention: the role of community Waste Prevention Advisors in West Sussex In: Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility, 2008, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK.

Harder, M.K., Stantzos, N., Woodard, R. and Read, A. (2008) Development of a new quality fair access best value performance indicator (BVPI) for recycling services Waste Management, 28 (2). pp. 299-309. ISSN 0956-053X

Harder, Marie K., Woodard, Ryan and Bench, Matthew L. (2006) Two measured parameters correlated to participation rates in curbside recycling schemes in the UK Environmental Management, 37 (4). pp. 487-495. ISSN 1432-1009

Woodard, R., Harder, Marie K. and Bench, Matthew L. (2006) Participation in curbside recycling schemes and its variation with material types Waste Management, 26 (8). pp. 914-919. ISSN 0956-053X

Bench, Matthew L., Woodard, R., Harder, Marie K. and Stantzos, Nikolaos (2005) Waste minimisation: home digestion trials of biodegradable waste Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 45 (1). pp. 84-94. ISSN 0921-3449

Woodard, Ryan, Bench, Matthew L. and Harder, Marie K. (2005) The development of a UK kerbside scheme using known practice Journal of Environmental Management, 75 (2). pp. 115-127. ISSN 0301-4797

Woodard, Ryan, Bench, Matthew L., Harder, Marie K. and Stantzos, Nikolaos (2004) The optimisation of household waste recycling centres for increased recycling—a case study in Sussex, UK Resources, conservation and recycling, 43 (1). pp. 75-93. ISSN 0921-3449

Bench, Matthew L., WOODARD, RYAN, HARDER, MARIE and Stantzos, Nikolaos (2004) Household attitudes to waste minimisation through home digestion of biodegradable waste In: ISWA World environment congress and exhibition, ISWA World environment congress and exhibition, Rome, Italy.

Stantzos, Nikolaos, WOODARD, RYAN, Bench, Matthew L. and HARDER, MARIE (2004) The use of GIS for optimising household waste facilities In: ISWA World environment congress and exhibition, October, 2004, Rome, October 2004.

Bench, Matthew L., Woodward, Ryan and Harder, Marie K. (2003) Household waste recycling sites: waste material composition by weight with a view to facility optimisation CIWM Scientific & Technical Review. pp. 2-8. ISSN 1740-3065

WOODARD, RYAN, Bench, Matthew L., Greenfield, David and HARDER, MARIE (2002) Achieving recycling targets in the UK - practical examples from East and West Sussex In: International Solid Waste Association Conference, Appropriate environmental and solid waste management and technologies for developing countries, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2002.

Woodard, Ryan, Harder, Marie K., Bench, Matthew L. and Philip, M. (2001) Evaluating the performance of a fortnightly collection of household waste separated into compostables, recyclates and refuse in the south of England Resources, conservation and recycling, 31 (3). pp. 265-284. ISSN 0921-3449

WOODARD, RYAN, HARDER, MARIE and Bench, Matthew L. (2001) Landfill disposal in the South of England: trends from the past five years In: Waste in a competitive world: International Solid Waste Association Annual Congress, Stavangar, Norway, September 2001.

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