Councils Saturday 28 March 2015


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Southend-on-Sea 27 March 2015

Veolia set to oust Cory from Southend contract


Southend-on-Sea borough council has today (March 27) named Veolia as the preferred bidder for its new recycling and waste collections contract, which is due to start in October 2015. The decision, which was approved by councillors...

bathroom crop 27 March 2015

WRAP Recycle Now refresh gets pilot roll out


A new nationwide recycling campaign currently being trialled in Sheffield and Tunbridge Wells has received a positive response according to the local authorities. The Waste & Resources Action Programme’s revamped Recycle Now...

Happier times: (l-r) Material Works’ MD Robert Billson and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk councillor councillor Brian Long signing the waste deal in December 2012 27 March 2015

West Norfolk councillor defends failed waste deal


The deputy leader of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk council has defended the authority’s decision to sign and subsequently scrap a deal with waste firm Material Works, which would have used “innovative” technology to recycle 35,000 ...

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 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 ...

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