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Dorset Partnership ‘totally naive’ over waste vehicles

Managers at the Dorset Waste Partnership exhibited a ‘total naivety’ in their choice of collection vehicles that led to the public body’s £2.76 million overspend, a damning review by consultants WYG has concluded. And the authority's governance structure has also been questioned. The WYG study is one of three critical ...

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Aylesford used about 500,000 tonnes of newspapers and magazines per year 5 March 2015

Recycling targets warning after price fall

 

A warning against "blindly chasing recycling" targets in the face of falling values for commodities has been issued by the UK's largest waste management company Veolia. And, strong concerns have also been raised by another waste ...

Price leap for used newspapers 5 March 2015

Price cut hits market for used newspapers

 

The amount paid for used newspapers and magazines has fallen by £30 a tonne this month and local authorities have again been warned that they are facing a fall in their material income. The reductions come after the closure of ...

The Lady's Mile holiday park in Dawlish, Devon (pictured) is filing a claim to Teignbridge council for backdated waste costs 5 March 2015

Lack of schedule 2 compensation ‘disgraceful’

 

It is “utterly disgraceful” that councils have not paid out compensation to institutions such as schools, care home and hospitals that were “illegally charged” for waste disposal before 2008, a waste consultant has suggested to ...

Laura Sandys was speaking at Resource in London yesterday (March 4) 5 March 2015

Sandys: Conservatives must ‘find voice’ on waste policy

 

Conservative MP Laura Sandys has defended her Party’s commitment to the circular economy, amid criticism that it has joined an ‘anti-competitive march’ within the European Union. Addressing the claims at the London Excel ...

DCLG is planning to prevent councils from charging at HWRCs 4 March 2015

DCLG swats away opposition to HWRC charge proposals

 

Eric Pickles’ Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has rejected criticism of its plans to prevent councils from charging residents to use household waste recycling centres in a response published today (March 4).

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Food for thought

 

Philip Simpson, commercial director at organic waste reprocessing firm ReFood offers his view on the London Assembly Environment Committee's Bag it or bin it? report, published last month, calling for more separately collected food waste ...

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Collection crews sought for Excellence Awards

 

Businesses, councils and charities are being encouraged to submit entries to the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management run by letsrecycle.com the deadline for submissions fast approaching. Entrants have ...

Fife is to trial four-weekly waste collections later this year 4 March 2015

Fife to trial four-weekly collections

 

Fife council is to undertake a 12-month trial of both three-weekly and four-weekly waste residual waste collections for up to 4,000 households with a view to boosting recycling rates and saving up to £900,000 a year in disposal costs.

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BIS outlines WEEE target plans for 2015

 

Compliance schemes have been told how targets for each of the categories of WEEE are likely to be calculated in 2015, days after the government’s announcement that 2014 collection targets have been met. Proposals distributed to ...

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Braving the wintery weather, letsrecycle.com travels to Stockport – England’s top urban recycler – to find out how the North West town has made its mark on the league tables  

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Philip Simpson, commercial director at organic waste reprocessing firm ReFood offers his view on the London Assembly Environment Committee's Bag it or bin it? report, published last month, calling for more separately collected food waste ...

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