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Somerset Waste Partnership is to assess the possibility of four weekly waste collections 27 July 2015

Somerset considers four-weekly refuse collections

Householders in Somerset could see their refuse collected just once every four weeks under a further assessment of waste and recycling collections being considered by the Somerset Waste Partnership. The option could build on the...


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Protestors marched on Cardiff City Hall to return their new wheeled bins last week 27 July 2015

Cardiff collection overhaul underway


Changes to the way refuse is collected in Cardiff come into effect today (July 27), as the city council strives to meet the 58% recycling target set by the Welsh Government. Residents living in ‘bag areas’ of the city will now...

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 24 July 2015

Northern Ireland waste growth continues


The amount of municipal waste arisings collected by local authorities in Northern Ireland has increased every quarter for the last two years, data published by the Department of Environment indicates. However the figures, which ...

Glasgow bin lorry crash cropped - credit Adam Shaw 23 July 2015

Crewmen give evidence in Glasgow inquiry


Crewmen of the Glasgow city council refuse collection vehicle which crashed in the Queen Streeet shopping area of Glasgow last December have been the first people to give evidence in the public inquiry into the fatal accident.

Sutton bin collection 23 July 2015

Bin delivery marks start of Sutton’s green waste charge


Residents in the London borough of Sutton who have signed up to a subscription-based service for green waste collection have taken delivery of wheeled bins, as the council begins the roll out of the new service. The local ...

Councillor Gary Porter, chairman of the LGA 22 July 2015

LGA: few savings left for councils


Local authorities have expressed concern over the level of further budgets cuts due to be handed down by government as it seeks to slash spending by up to 40%. Chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday (July 21) that he has ...

Households in West Dorset were among those where the delivery of wheeled bins was delayed 22 July 2015

Lower recycling rates linked with higher residual capacity


Higher residual waste collection capacity is associated with lower recycling rates, according to a Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) study published today (July 22). And, local authorities that offer separate food ...

REPIC chief executive Philip Morton says he is 'encouraged' that people want to do the right thing with WEEE 21 July 2015

News in Brief 21/07/2015


With news on: Torbay incentive scheme; REPIC WEEE survey; Keenan central belt expansion; Defra bag charge artwork; and an Accent Wire acquisition

Manchester-skyline cropped 20 July 2015

English cities hit by rising waste tonnages


A steady increase in municipal and household waste arisings across urban areas in England could prove costly for local authorities already struggling to budget for recycling services, experts have warned. Figures recorded by North...

Fire crews were called to the scene during the early hours of Saturday morning (July 18) 20 July 2015

Recycle Force remains open despite fire at Corby MRF


Northamptonshire-based recycling firm Recycle Force remains ‘open for business’ despite a fire which caused damage to its materials recycling facility (MRF) this weekend, the company has said. Firefighters were called to the ...

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