The Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) and other benchmarking clubs exist.
No formal benchmarking club exists at present but some ‘ad hoc’ benchmarking of local authority activities is undertaken within the three sub-regional waste management groups, and also via the Northern Ireland Technical Advisory Group.
APSE Northern Ireland represents 13 local authorities, and the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) is an associate member.
There are various working groups looking at benchmarking for different services/activities.
Association of Public Service Excellence Scotland (APSE) represents every Scottish Local Authority.
Most local authorities are part of a Municipal Waste Benchmarking Club run by the Wales Audit Office.
All 22 councils in Wales are APSE members.
Co-ordinated by WLGA, the Waste Improvement Programme is developing a process of benchmarking waste finance data.