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Shropshire in line for collections shake-up

Recycling collections in Shropshire could be overhauled in the coming months in a bid to find efficiency savings under Shropshire council’s 27-year contract with Veolia. Paul Beard, waste contracts manager for Shropshire, confirmed to letsrecycle.com that the unitary authority is reaching the end of talks with Veolia ...

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TGM acquires Plastics Plus Recycling Group

 

Waste paper recycler TGM Recycling has expanded its operations in the plastics sector with the acquisition of the Devon-based Plastics Plus Recycling Group and its subsidiary Polymer Industries. According to TGM Recycling chairman...

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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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The Week in Waste – 5 February 2016

 

Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we report on the latest developments on a new waste collection contract for South London. And, Jeremy ...

Defra minister Rory Stewart 5 February 2016

Stewart: Labour food waste bill includes ‘perverse incentives’

 

Waste and recycling minister Rory Stewart has criticised a Labour-backed bill for including “perverse incentives” for retailers on food waste. During Defra ministerial questions in the House of Commons yesterday (February ...

Halton collects a fee from residents for the collection of garden waste 5 February 2016

PAS 100 compost standard set for review

 

VIDEO REPORT: The PAS 100 compost quality standard is likely to be reviewed within the next 12 months to reflect changing market conditions for the composting sector. The compost certification scheme, which is overseen by ...

Falkirk operates a two-stream system for dry recycling collections 4 February 2016

Falkirk signs up to Scottish consistency charter

 

Falkirk council has become the first Scottish local authority to sign up to the voluntary recycling charter developed in a bid to bring recycling collection services across Scotland more closely in line. The Scottish Household ...

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Wrexham to remove neighbourhood bring sites

 

Wrexham county borough council in North Wales is set to close 12 ‘neighbourhood recycling centres’ as the council claims they will no longer be needed due to coverage through its kerbside collection scheme. The centres ...

The new take-back scheme will enable consumers to recycle their 'orphan' vehicles for free 4 February 2016

Car recycling scheme launched for UK’s ‘orphan’ ELVs

 

A new scheme to aid the capture of ‘orphan vehicles’ for recycling was launched by the British automotive industry yesterday (February 2). Under the EU’s End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive, when cars and vans weighing ...

The separate glass collection trial could start in Monmouthshire in summer 2016 4 February 2016

Monmouthshire considers separate glass collection trial

 

A Monmouthshire council committee has recommended undertaking a six-month trial of separating glass from other dry recyclables at the kerbside, with the aim of improving material quality and reducing its recycling costs. ...

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Municipal waste services: in or out?

Dr Adam Read of environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment examines the issues around private and public sector-run waste services, in the wake of January's Remunicipalisation Conference. Since the 1980s ...

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