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A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 24 October 2016

Northern Irish councils hit 46% recycling in 2015/16 Q1

Northern Ireland’s 11 councils achieved a 46.4% municipal waste recycling and composting rate in the first quarter of 2016/17 – figures published last week indicate. The data for April to June 2016, published by Northern ...


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News in Brief (25/10/2016)


With news on: East London Biogas trials night-time opening; Plaswood Group extends lumber range; Hackney Recycling Rewards launched, and; Herefordshire in HWRC warning.

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Vehicle news round-up (24/10/16)


With news on: Croydon adds ‘reusable’ graphics to refuse vehicles; New fleet for Bristol Waste Company, and; Contracts and fleet expansion at Mick George.


Defra’s food waste policy ‘is working’


A senior Defra civil servant has said that food waste treatment in the UK has grown without legislation to make separate food waste collections by councils mandatory. Speaking at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum ...

Fridge reprocessing capacity is under increasing pressure, companies have reported 20 October 2016

Capacity squeeze puts fridge recycling under pressure


EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has this week said that it will work with fridge reprocessors to address ‘storage difficulties’ arising at treatment facilities, in the face of growing fridge stockpiles. Capacity at the UK’...

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News in brief (19/10/2016)


With news on: Vehicles checked in Environment Agency operation; New WEEE recycling banks for Derbyshire Dales; South Gloucestershire warns over securing waste in vehicles; South Cambridgeshire tackles throwaway culture, and; Viridor donates in ...

A number of communal bins in a Newcastle back lane 19 October 2016

Newcastle extends communal bin service


Newcastle city council will continue the roll-out of a communal bin system for households in the West End of the city from Friday (21 October), with communal containers coming to over 1,000 properties in the Wingrove ward. ...

The ESA has argued channeling PRN revenue to waste processors would support increased collections 18 October 2016

ESA proposes ‘radical’ PRN reforms


Revenue from PRNs should be channelled to MRF operators or waste collection companies rather than reprocessors or exporters, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has suggested today (18 October). This is one of four ...

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Local authority news round-up (18/10/2016)


With news on: Cheltenham considers three-weekly collection; Oxfordshire councils to refuse opaque bags in recycling, and; Leicester consults on charge for bulky and DIY wastes.

Welsh flag 18 October 2016

Welsh councils report landfill reduction progress


All 22 Welsh local authorities met 2015/16 targets to reduce biodegradable municipal waste to landfill – although some councils face a ‘challenge’ to meet landfill reduction targets up to 2020, Natural Resources Wales has claimed.

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