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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 ...


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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 ...

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_May_2010 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,...

The report charts the progress of frontline waste services in Yorkshire and Humber 3 March 2015

Yorks and Humber ‘saving £18m per year’ in waste efficiencies


Local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are saving over £18 million a year through innovative waste management practices, according to a review of waste management efficiencies in the region. Publishes last week, the ‘...

Steve Burdis a 3 March 2015

Dorset Waste Partnership director suspended


Director of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) Steve Burdis has been ‘temporarily suspended’ while the county council investigates the body’s £2.76 million overspend. Mr Burdis, who previously served as head of waste ...

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