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LWARB issues recycling guidance for flat developers

Guidance on taking waste and recycling into account when designing new flats and apartment buildings has been issued by the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) today (March 31). Commissioned by LWARB and the London ...

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Councils will no longer be able to charge for the use of HWRCs 30 March 2015

HWRC anti-charging laws passed

 

Laws prohibiting councils from charging residents for the use of household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will come into effect from April 23.

Manchester bins 30 March 2015

Biffa wins Manchester bin collection contract

 

Biffa is to take over waste and recycling collections for the city of Manchester from services provider Enterprise, under an eight-year contract with the city council. Manchester city council announced that Biffa Municipal had ...

Eric Pickles has spoken out in support of joint working for councils on waste procurement 30 March 2015

Pickles slams “rubbish” council waste procurements

 

Secretary of State Eric Pickles has blasted “rubbish” council procurement policies for bins and refuse vehicles, in the wake of a report published by DCLG on ‘better bin saving’ yesterday (March 29). And, the minister ...

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.

The site where the proposed Altens East MRF and RDF facility would be established 26 March 2015

SUEZ submits application for Aberdeen waste facility

 

Plans to develop a joint waste and recycling facility in Aberdeen by early 2017 have been submitted to the city council. SUEZ’S Recycling & Waste Recovery UK division, formerly SITA UK, is seeking planning permission to ...

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 ...

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