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Bywaters will sort material from Tower Hamlets at its Lea Riverside MRF in East London 6 March 2015

Bywaters benefits after SITA rejects MRF deal

London-based recycling firm Bywaters has secured a two-year materials recycling facility (MRF) contract with Tower Hamlets borough council after the work was previously offered to, and turned down by, both SITA UK and Viridor. The...


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DCLG is to prevent councils from charging residents to deposit waste at HWRCs 6 March 2015

LARAC slams changes to HWRC charging law


Council recycling officers have condemned the announcement from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that it is to press ahead with plans to restrict local authorities from charging for the use of HWRCs. DCLG...

Aylesford used about 500,000 tonnes of newspapers and magazines per year 5 March 2015

Recycling targets warning after price fall


A warning against "blindly chasing recycling" targets in the face of falling values for commodities has been issued by the UK's largest waste management company Veolia. And, strong concerns have also been raised by another waste ...

Dorset Waste Partnership vehicle and bins 5 March 2015

Dorset Partnership ‘totally naive’ over waste vehicles


Managers at the Dorset Waste Partnership exhibited a ‘total naivety’ in their choice of collection vehicles that led to the public body’s £2.76 million overspend, a damning review by consultants WYG has concluded. And the authority's ...

The Lady's Mile holiday park in Dawlish, Devon (pictured) is filing a claim to Teignbridge council for backdated waste costs 5 March 2015

Lack of schedule 2 compensation ‘disgraceful’


It is “utterly disgraceful” that councils have not paid out compensation to institutions such as schools, care home and hospitals that were “illegally charged” for waste disposal before 2008, a waste consultant has suggested to ...

DCLG is planning to prevent councils from charging at HWRCs 4 March 2015

DCLG swats away opposition to HWRC charge proposals


Eric Pickles’ Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has rejected criticism of its plans to prevent councils from charging residents to use household waste recycling centres in a response published today (March 4).

The 2015 Awards for Excellence take plae on Thursday 14 May 4 March 2015

Collection crews sought for Excellence Awards


Businesses, councils and charities are being encouraged to submit entries to the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management run by the deadline for submissions fast approaching. Entrants have ...

Fife is to trial four-weekly waste collections later this year 4 March 2015

Fife to trial four-weekly collections


Fife council is to undertake a 12-month trial of both three-weekly and four-weekly waste residual waste collections for up to 4,000 households with a view to boosting recycling rates and saving up to £900,000 a year in disposal costs.

Nick Clegg outlined a number of green pledges this week 4 March 2015

Lib Dems unveil 70% recycling election pledge


The Liberal Democrats would introduce a recycling target of 70% by 2030 for England if elected in the forthcoming May general election. The pledge has been included as part of the Party’s Zero Waste Bill – promising to crack ...

York city, North Yorkshire and AmeyCespa delegates break ground for the Allerton Park facility 3 March 2015

Work starts on Allerton Park EfW facility


Construction work has this week (March 2) started on North Yorkshire and York councils’ long delayed Allerton Park energy-from-waste (EfW) facility near Knaresborough. The facility will have the capacity to process around 320,...

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