Councils Saturday 4 July 2015
The New Earth MBT plant in Avonmouth reports 'process loss' of 9-11% each month 3 July 2015

New Earth councils claim discrimination over MBT

A number of local authorities who use New Earth Solutions treatment facilities are claiming that the Waste Data Flow reporting system is understating their composting rates because they use mechanical biological treatment plants. ...

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Care homes are among the facilities that could be charged for waste disposal 3 July 2015

Schedule 2 charging hoped to save Staffs £100k per year

 

Hospitals, care homes and universities in Staffordshire could be charged for waste disposal for the first time under plans intended to save Staffordshire county council £100,000 a year. The council has decided to pass on the cost of disposing of ...

Waste and recycling collections were suspended in Bath and North East Somerset yesterday due to the hot weather 2 July 2015

CFOA urges waste operator vigilance in heatwave

 

Waste operators should remain vigilant against fires during a sustained period of warm weather across the UK, the Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) has warned. The advice comes as temperatures soared to 32-33C yesterday...

A still from a promotional video developed by the council to promote its 'Bin Swap' initiative 2 July 2015

Tameside favours ‘bin swap’ over three-weekly collections

 

Tameside metropolitan borough council is the latest Manchester authority to lay out plans to boost recycling and reduce residual waste capacity, with councillors approving a new collection system to be brought in by September 2015.

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Councils could create new entity “to control risk”

 

Local authorities should consider coming together and setting up a separate entity to help provide greater stability in terms of recycling income, according to a top waste and recycling expert.

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Green team gears up for 500km cycle challenge

 

VIDEO REPORT: Mayor of London Boris Johnson has offered his backing to some of the capital’s senior figures in the waste and recycling sector, who will be taking part in a gruelling 500km cycling challenge for charity. The newly...

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Airports Commission recommends moving Lakeside EfW

 

A scheme to construct a third runway at Heathrow Airport – which would require the “removal and replacement” of the Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) plant and surrounding recycling facilities – has been recommended for government ...

Havant has agreed to push ahead on setting up a joint venture with Norse 1 July 2015

Havant approves Norse joint venture waste plan

 

Waste and recycling collections in Havant could be shared with Norse, after the Hampshire authority voted to pursue a joint venture with the Norfolk council-owned firm. The proposal, which was approved by Havant borough council’...

Brighton & Hove believes the trials could be one way of boosting the city's recycling rate 30 June 2015

Brighton to consider wheeled bin collection trial

 

Wheeled bins could be rolled out to 4,500 households in Brighton & Hove from November under plans to improve the city’s flagging recycling rate. Under the city council proposals, the £135,000 trial would assess the impact ...

Councillor Jacqui Beswick, Rochdale's cabinet member for environment 30 June 2015

Rochdale council backs three-weekly residual switch

 

Rochdale council looks set to follow in the footsteps of its neighbouring local authority Bury in switching to a three weekly collection schedule for residual waste. At a cabinet meeting yesterday (June 29), councillors approved ...

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