Councils Friday 27 February 2015
One of the two paper machines inside the Aylesford mill 25 February 2015

Councils face newspaper price crash

Local authorities and contractors across England and Wales were today assessing the impact of the closure of the Aylesford Newsprint mill in Kent. They are facing challenges on the pricing front as well as actually moving used newspapers and ...


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Avonmouth - copyright Bristol Port Authority 26 February 2015

Agency satisfied Avonmouth dust levels are safe


Dust levels at Avonmouth docks near Bristol do not pose a risk to public health, the Environment Agency has concluded, after carrying out air quality monitoring close to premises operated by metal recycler Sims Metal Management and waste wood...

Grant Keenan welcomed the councils' decision to reward the contract to the firm 25 February 2015

Keenan Recycling awarded £2.7m Moray contract


Scottish firm Keenan Recycling has been awarded a five-year contract to treat mixed organic waste on behalf of Moray council. The Aberdeenshire-based company will treat around 12,000 tonnes of municipal food and green waste each ...

Waste services provider Yorwaste is wholly owned by York city council and North Yorkshire county council 25 February 2015

York to decide on Teckal status for waste services


A council-owned company in York could be awarded waste contracts without undergoing a competitive procurement process, if approved by the city council at a meeting next week. Yorwaste Ltd, which is owned by North Yorkshire and ...

Closed: the entrance to the Aylesford Newsprint mill 24 February 2015

Russia blamed as Aylesford enters administration


Aylesford Newsprint has this morning (February 24) appointed finance and tax firm KPMG as its administrator. The appointment of KPMG comes after the paper mill, which makes recycled newsprint, told staff yesterday that it was ...

Caroline Lucas MP addressed the Green Party's key campaign themes at the launch in London 24 February 2015

Green Party MP defends Brighton’s recycling record


Green MP Caroline Lucas has defended Brighton’s recycling performance at the launch of the Green Party election campaign in London today (February 24) – arguing the Party has inherited a ‘poisoned chalice’ from Labour. ...

Reuse pic 24 February 2015

Successful partnerships ‘key to driving reuse’


Successful partnerships are “key” to driving up levels of reuse, according to WRAP, which today (February 24) published a range of materials aimed at encouraging local authorities, businesses and the third sector to team up. ...

A report has warned of the potential negative effect of a reduction in funding for council communications schemes 24 February 2015

Protect council comms budgets, LARAC warns


A senior local authority recycling officer has warned of the effect of slashing council communications budgets on public engagement in recycling and the quality of recyclable material collected from households. Lee Marshall, chief...

Queues of vehicles outside Aylesford Newsprint today, delivering used newspapers and collecting newsprint reels 23 February 2015

Deflation concern as Aylesford talks continue


Discussions were continuing this afternoon (Monday) over the future of the Aylesford Newsprint paper mill in Kent with the company expected to be placed into administration. However, a further statement is not now expected until ...

Local authorities have reported a decline in metal thefts 23 February 2015

Councils report decline in metal thefts


Incidences of metal theft have fallen by around a third since the introduction of legislation aimed at curbing the crime, local authorities have claimed. Figures published last week (February 21) show that there were a total of 40...

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