Councils Friday 28 July 2017
28 July 2017

FCC chosen as preferred bidder for Wychavon contract

FCC Environment have been endorsed as the preferred bidder for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had previously looked set to be awarded to Serco. [caption id="attachment_118440" align="...


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28 July 2017

SEPA in MRF contamination warning


Contamination of waste sent to Scotland’s material recovery facilities (MRFs) is hindering the recovery of quality material, according to a report published yesterday (27 July) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

27 July 2017

North Kesteven to implement ‘Schedule 2’ waste charge


North Kesteven district council (NKDC) is to introduce charges for waste collected from schools and care homes, as part of a number of changes to its waste collections policy. Changes to the service, the majority of which come ...

26 July 2017

Local authority news round-up (26/07/2017)


With news on: Beverage carton kerbside milestone; Hart’s green waste subscription; Powys HWRC; Plastic caddy liners, and; Surrey food waste savings.

26 July 2017

Waste sent to landfill as Potters permit suspension continues


Potters Waste Management says that a partial permit suspension for the processing of residual waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) at its site at Pembroke Port in Wales is causing thousands of tonnes of waste to be diverted to landfill.

25 July 2017

East and North Herts make progress on joint contract


Two Hertfordshire councils are taking a further step towards introducing a new joint waste collection contract. The joint contract between North Hertfordshire district council (NHDC) and East Hertfordshire council (EDC) was ...

24 July 2017

Wychavon set for contract award U-turn


FCC Environment has been recommended as the preferred supplier for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had initially looked set to be awarded to Serco. In what is thought to be a ...

20 July 2017

Birmingham refuse crews to continue industrial action


Birmingham city council’s refuse and recycling workers are to ‘step up’ industrial action in a long-running dispute over proposed changes to working practices. However, in a response today (20 July) the ...

19 July 2017

GD Environmental wins Cardiff HWRCs contract


GD Environmental Services has won a contract to collect and process materials from Cardiff city council’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). The waste management company, which has its head offices in Newport, ...

19 July 2017

China confirms need to sort mixed papers


China has formally told the World Trade Organisation of its plan to ban certain imports of waste materials from the end of 2017. For the waste and recycling sector this is likely to impact on certain paper exports, textiles, metal...

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