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The LGA wants producers to contribute to council waste collection costs 30 April 2015

LGA: Producers must support waste collection costs

Revised EU circular economy plans should require producers to pay a full cost contribution for waste collections and disposal by 2030, the Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested. In an a


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The Environment Agency has outlined details relating to how it will police the requirements for the separate collection of recyclable materials from 2015 30 April 2015

Cheshire West keeps Eunomia’s carbon crown


Cheshire West and Chester council has held onto its place at the top of Eunomia’s carbon league, by saving the highest amount of CO2 through recycling of all the authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The north ...

The box is intended to make it easier for households to accomodate separate boxes 29 April 2015

Conwy rolls out ‘Trolibocs’ recycling containers


Conwy county borough council in northern Wales has completed the rollout of an innovative stackable recycling box for use across its kerbside recycling scheme. The rollout of the new system follows a Welsh Government-backed ...

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Judge rules in favour of South London EfW plant


Viridor is to press ahead with its plans to build a £200 million energy from waste plant at its Beddington landfill site in South London, after a senior judge backed a planning ruling on the facility. Croydon Green Party ...

ReCon managing director Daniel Connolly  at the company's County Armagh site 28 April 2015

Street sweepings recycling firm achieves End of Waste


A Northern Irish company specialising in recycling street sweepings has signed up four new local authority customers after achieving End of Waste status which it says allows 99% of the material to be classed as 'recycled'. ReCon ...

The Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences took a tour of the technology at Biffa’s West Sussex MBT facility in 2013 24 April 2015

West Sussex to assess future of Biffa MBT facility


EXCLUSIVE: West Sussex county council is due to consult on the future of its 25-year waste treatment contract with Biffa, following continued delays to the opening of the Brockhurst Wood mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant.

Recycling rates in Northern Ireland fell in the September to December 2014 quarter compared to the previous year 24 April 2015

Northern Ireland data shows recycling drop off


Councils in Northern Ireland witnessed a quarter on quarter decline in the amount of waste recycled at the end of 2014, interim data published by the Department of the Environment yesterday (April 24) reveals. Figures published ...

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TEEP campaigner gears up for council election battle


An environmental campaigner who has led the legal challenge against the government’s stance on commingling is preparing a bid to enter political office as a candidate in forthcoming council elections. Andy Moore, the former ...

Residents on the English Riviera will now be able to collect recycling rewards 22 April 2015

Contract news round-up (22/04/15)


With news on; Local Green Points in Torbay; FCC wins Torfaen HWRC contract, and; North Lincs £25m municipal waste deal   Local Green Points awarded Torbay contract Local ...

Swansea has placed a three bag per household limit on the amount of residual waste generated by householders 22 April 2015

Swansea’s black bag limit sees residual waste fall


The amount of residual waste collected for disposal from households in Swansea has fallen by over 25% in the 12 months since city council introduced a limit on the number of waste bags available to householders, it has been claimed.

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