News Friday 12 February 2016
Work on harmonisation is also likely to touch on the types of collection containers used by councils 12 February 2016

Harmonisation drive could centre on three options

Guidance on harmonisation and consistency in local authority recycling and waste collections across England has taken a step closer, with a potential for three recommended systems likely to emerge. WRAP has today outlined details of the project, which has been set up under the instruction of the Defra minister Rory Stewart, who ...

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Luton will not be charging for green waste collections 12 February 2016

Luton discards idea of garden waste charges


Luton borough council has said that it won’t be charging for garden waste collections following a proposal put forward in its 2015/16 recommended savings spreadsheet. Last year (February 2015) the council produced a ...

Mary Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield, has been elected as the EAC's chair 12 February 2016

Mary Creagh MP elected EAC chair


Labour’s former Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh has been elected as the new chair of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, the Speaker of the House of Commons announced today (February 10). The MP for ...

The latest provisional Q4 data indicates that packaging recycling targets will be met 2015 12 February 2016

Early Q4 data shows final push for PRNs


Provisional packaging waste recycling data for the final quarter of 2015 has been released by the Environment Agency, showing most of the recycling targets have been met comfortably. However, some materials are expected to begin ...

Bigbelly bins offer advertising and waste management opportunities 12 February 2016

Bigbelly and EMG in advertising partnership


Taylor Group has partnered with Environment Media Group to help local authorities unlock the advertising opportunities of the Bigbelly range of bins in the UK. Taylor took over the running of the Bigbelly brand “the architect of...

30,000 tonnes of household goods is going to landfill due to contamination 11 February 2016

Councils face £2.25m landfill tax bill due to flood damage


Local authorities across the UK face over £2.25 million in landfill tax as a result of having to dispose of 30,000 tonnes of flood damaged goods, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).   The analysis carried ...

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Recyclers ‘resilient’ despite economic volatility


In the face of falling stock markets there are ongoing concerns about the Chinese economy and world commodity markets among recyclers and reprocessors. But, there are also reasons to remain resilient and positive,  ...

Tranmere Rovers Football Club will wear B&M's logo on its kit 11 February 2016

News in brief (11/02/2016)


With news on: NLWA launching waste prevention conference; Grundon switch to carbon neutral sacks; Keenan Recycling launching oil recycling initiative; B&M Waste Management sponsors football club: and UKWSL wins contract with Roadchef.

Mr Wincott says education is needed to reduce contamination 11 February 2016

Fife contamination ‘not linked’ to residual reduction


Fife council in the east of Scotland has repeated a call to residents to reduce contamination in recycling loads, having been blighted by a long-running issue with non-target materials in bins. In a statement, the council said...

The Peterborough ERF is the latest of Viridor's energy from waste plants to come online 11 February 2016

Viridor EfW growth ‘strong’ in end of year forecast


Strong investment in energy from waste at Viridor is boosting Pennon Group’s performance according to a trading update published today. In the update, ahead of its full year results for the year ended 31 March 2016, Pennon Group...

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