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SherrifmuirMap 26 March 2015

Stirling RCV driver charged following fatal collision


A former Stirling council waste collection vehicle driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous and inconsiderate driving. The charge follows the death of an 80-year old man in Sherrifmuir in December.

cameron-close-up 25 March 2015

PM: “Sun doesn’t shine” on Brighton bin collections


Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised the Green Party’s record on bin collections in Brighton, during his final PMQs today before the general election. Speaking at the House of Commons session, Mr Cameron had previously ...

DarlingtonMap 25 March 2015

Darlington sees recycling boost after AWC switch


A switch from weekly to alternate weekly collections of residual waste has boosted the capture rate of recyclables by 72% over a five month period, Darlington borough council has claimed. The local authority made the switch from a...

WRAP has published a series of reports on plastics recycling today 23 March 2015

WRAP concludes major plastics recycling research


The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has today (March 23) concluded a series of work on plastics recycling that it is hoped will stimulate investment in the sector, and help to boost recycling rates for the material. ...

Bryson will continue to collect red and black recycling boxes from the kerbside in Castlereagh 23 March 2015

Bryson retains Castlereagh recycling contract as councils merge


Waste services firm Bryson Recycling has retained a contract to collect and process dry recyclables on behalf of Castlereagh borough council – as some local authorities in Northern Ireland prepare to merge. Bryson is to continue...

Happier times: (l-r)Material Works’ MD Robert Billson and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk councillor Brian Long signing the waste deal in December 2012 20 March 2015

West Norfolk terminates waste treatment deal


King’s Lynn and West Norfolk council today (March 20) announced it has terminated its 16-year contract with waste management firm Material Works Ltd to treat the borough’s black bag waste. The council said that the ...

Straight 3BoxStack 20 March 2015

St Helens looks to trial stackable recycling box scheme


Plans to trial a stackable recycling bin system for residents in St Helens will go ahead later this year, the borough council’s member for environment has pledged. Councillor Seve Gomez Aspron has confirmed that the Merseyside-...

recycle lorry image 20 March 2015

WRAP offers preview of updated Recycle Now campaign


The chair of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has offered councils in Kent an early look at the refreshed nationwide recycling communications scheme ‘Recycle Now’, which is due to be relaunched in the summer. ...

A new recycling collection scheme is being rolled out across Dundee 19 March 2015

Separate glass among Dundee collection changes


Dundee city council has begun the two-year roll-out of a new collection regime for household recycling, as it seeks to almost double its recycling rate from 32% currently to 60% by 2020. Residents in the city, which is the fourth ...

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