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Conwy could become the first council in Wales to switch to a four weekly waste collection system 8 February 2016

Conwy looks to four-weekly refuse collections

Conwy could become the first council in Wales to move to four-weekly collections of refuse, if approved by the authority in the coming weeks. The proposal, which has been put to the authority’s scrutiny committee, could soon be put to Conwy county borough council’s cabinet for final approval. Conwy achieved an overall...

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Government urged to act on waste data transparency

 

The author of a Ricardo-AEA report on waste data has claimed it would be “naïve” for government to rely on voluntary initiatives alone in providing more transparent waste data reporting. Unveiling the consultancy’s ‘Waste...

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News in brief (09/02/2016)

 

With news on: Shanks and Machinex partner on sorting systems; Lumicom handles WEEE for Scotland roads project; PK Safety provides PPE to Smart Solutions; Suez receives 'outstanding' BREEAM status, and; Viridor installs two Eriez suspended magnets...

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Hampshire councils defend recycling record

 

A senior councillor in Hampshire has defended the county’s performance on recycling - despite recording a recycling rate of 38% in 2014/15 - claiming that the authority is among the best performers on landfill diversion in England.

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Milton Keynes trials reusable recycling sacks

 

Milton Keynes council is trialling reusable ‘bags for life’ for mixed recyclables in place of distributing free disposable pink sacks to residents in a bid to save £500,000 per year. Two areas in Beanhill received the bags ...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 8 February 2016

WRAP finances ‘excellent’ as Goodwin reveals departure

 

Dr Liz Goodwin is to step down from her position as chief executive of WRAP at the end of June, the waste and resources charity has announced today (8 February). WRAP’s second ever chief executive, Dr Goodwin, 54, has led the ...

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FCC’s Greatmoor EfW takes first waste load

 

FCC’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant has taken its first delivery of residual waste and is generating power, the company has announced. The plant – which has the capacity treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste ...

Total REcycling services, based in Darlington, has received a £6.7m boost 8 February 2016

Darlington waste firm secures £6.7m investment

 

Darlington-based Total Recycling Services Ltd has secured £6.7 million investment from venture capital firm Business Growth Fund (BGF) Ventures. Operating from two sites in Teesside, Total Recycling Services provides ...

Packaging reports will now be published on a monthly basis, in a bid to 'improve transparency' around PRNs 8 February 2016

‘Voluntary’ monthly packaging reporting gets green light

 

Packaging recycling data will be published every month, under a new voluntary system coming into effect from Wednesday (10 February). In a move agreed by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) ...

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Sheffield metal recycler fined over fatality

 

A Sheffield-based metal recycler has been ordered to pay £160,000 after a worker was killed by an exploding gas cylinder. Walter Heselwood Limited pleaded guilty to a number of safety failings following the fatal incident at its ...

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Municipal waste services: in or out?

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