Councils Tuesday 6 October 2015
Rory S at Conservative Conference panel cropped 6 October 2015

Stewart bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra minister Rory Stewart looks set to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of ‘more consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Speaking during a fringe session at the ...


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J&B has expanded its work for Lidl in north east England 6 October 2015

News in Brief (06/10/2015)


With news on: Southern Housing re-use hub; Mick George growth; J&B retailer tie-up; WRAP bag funding, and; Hambleton fleet renewal.

Reigate & Banstead is seeking to stop carrier bags being placed in mixed recycling. (pictured: the authority's Town Hall.) 5 October 2015

Council concerns remain as bag recycler seeks material


The founder of a recycling plant for plastic bags and films in Woolwich, London today declared that there was “no good reason” why people should not be able to put their plastic bags and films into local authority recycling systems.

Asif Ghafoor of Amey Ventures, right, signed the 25-year contract with councillors 5 October 2015

Amey signs 25-year Isle of Wight deal


Amey has officially signed a 25-year contract to provide waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight council. The ceremony follows a vote by councillors to award the contract to the waste firm last month prior to ...

Police were spotted stationed outside the Niramax Group facility in Hartlepool on the day of the raids (credit: The Gazette) 5 October 2015

North Yorkshire seeks waste assurances from Niramax


North Yorkshire county council has suspended deliveries of waste to Niramax Group in Hartlepool. And, the local authority has now requested assurances from the company that the waste is being managed responsibly. The ...

Councillor Mike Brian welcomed the fleet upgrade 2 October 2015

News in brief (02/10/15)


With news on; HWRC opens in Bridport; Biffa deploys new Stratford-on-Avon fleet; TerraCycle stubs out cigarette waste; William Tracey in RDF export deal, and; CCE in Rugby World Cup initiative ...

Jan 15 Broxbourne pic crop 1 October 2015

Broxbourne braced for waste collection changes


A new household waste collection system will be rolled out across Broxbourne from next week in a bid to reduce the cost of sending refuse to landfill. From Monday (October 5), residents in the Hertfordshire borough will see their ...

MSP Richard Lochhead 30 September 2015

Scotland sees minor recycling growth in 2014


Scotland’s councils recycled and composted 42.8% of the country’s household waste in 2014 - an increase of just 0.6% from the previous year’s performance, official data published today (September 30) suggests. The figures ...

Cory will transfer its Southend-on-Sea contract to Veolia on Monday after 25 years 30 September 2015

Southend set for Veolia collection handover


Veolia is due to begin waste and recycling collections in Southend-on-Sea next week, under a new contract believed to be worth up to £150 million. The arrangement, which is set to turn for 15 and a half years, also includes ...

Whithorn Bay in Wigtownshire. Changes to recycling in the areas has seen an increase in vehicle and staff costs 29 September 2015

MSP calls for Dumfries to suspend recycling rollout


An MSP for South Scotland has called on Dumfries and Galloway council to suspend the rollout of its new five-bin collection system – which is more than £400,000 over budget. Scottish Parliament member Jim Hume has urged the ...

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