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One of the 2014 commingled trials was rolled out in Bayston Hill on the outskirts of Shrewsbury 5 February 2016

Shropshire in line for collections shake-up

Recycling collections in Shropshire could be overhauled in the coming months in a bid to find efficiency savings under Shropshire council’s 27-year contract with Veolia. Paul Beard, waste contracts manager for Shropshire, ...


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Defra minister Rory Stewart 5 February 2016

Stewart: Labour food waste bill includes ‘perverse incentives’


Waste and recycling minister Rory Stewart has criticised a Labour-backed bill for including “perverse incentives” for retailers on food waste. During Defra ministerial questions in the House of Commons yesterday (February ...

Falkirk operates a two-stream system for dry recycling collections 4 February 2016

Falkirk signs up to Scottish consistency charter


Falkirk council has become the first Scottish local authority to sign up to the voluntary recycling charter developed in a bid to bring recycling collection services across Scotland more closely in line. The Scottish Household ...

WrexhamMap 4 February 2016

Wrexham to remove neighbourhood bring sites


Wrexham county borough council in North Wales is set to close 12 ‘neighbourhood recycling centres’ as the council claims they will no longer be needed due to coverage through its kerbside collection scheme. The centres ...

The separate glass collection trial could start in Monmouthshire in summer 2016 4 February 2016

Monmouthshire considers separate glass collection trial


A Monmouthshire council committee has recommended undertaking a six-month trial of separating glass from other dry recyclables at the kerbside, with the aim of improving material quality and reducing its recycling costs. ...

L to r:  Palletways driver Saul Trainavicihs with Neil Tappin, Community Furniture Store 3 February 2016

News in brief (03/02/2016)


With news on: MRWA and Veolia support bike recycling; EWC wins contract with Warrington; Northern Ireland reduce waste sent to landfill; SGC certification, and; reuse support for flood victims.

Croydon council's collection contract with Veolia is scheduled to expire in 2018 3 February 2016

Three firms vie for South London contract


[Updated and amended, 5 February] Three waste and services companies are competing to provide collections across the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton and Sutton for up to 24 years, as well as other environmental ...

Over 400 people attended the Awards for Excellence in 2015 2 February 2016

Entries invited for the 2016 Awards for Excellence


Entries are being invited for the prestigious 2016 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management organised by Now in its 13th year, the waste industry’s ‘Oscars’ champions the ...

Residents in the Somerset Waste Partnership boroughs have residual waste collected fortnightly via a black wheeled bin or black sack 2 February 2016

Somerset to consider roll-out of three weekly residual collections


The six councils which make up the Somerset Waste Partnership will consider in the next two months whether to reduce the frequency of residual waste collections across the region to once every three weeks. Trials took place within...

One of the BigBelly solar bins used in the trial 2 February 2016

Islington pressing ahead with kerbside food waste switch


A trial to scrap weekly kerbside food waste service in Islington in favour of communal collection bins looks set to be rolled out as a permanent measure across the borough in 2016 with the aim of saving £1 million a year. A...

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