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Residual reduction prompts East Devon recycling boost

East Devon council has reported that early results from its trial to reduce residual waste collection frequency and increase recycling capacity for homes in two boroughs have seen tonnages of recycling increase. The local ...


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North Lanarkshire council's offices in Motherwell - the authority has lead responsibility for the Clyde Valley project 9 October 2015

Viridor set for £700m Clyde Valley project


Viridor has been announced as preferred bidder for the £700 million Clyde Valley Residual Waste project in Scotland. The project aims to secure a long term solution for treatment and disposal of residual waste in light of ...

The grant forms part of the Welsh Government's £22 million funding for environmental organisations 9 October 2015

Wales’ recycling rate passes 56%


Councils in Wales achieved a combined recycling rate of 56.2% in 2014/15, figures published by the Welsh Government yesterday (October 8) suggest. This represents an increase of 1.9%, compared to the previous year, and cements ...

Halton launched the recycling rewards scheme in 2009 8 October 2015

Pioneering recycling rewards scheme axed


Halton council – which was among the pioneers of a recycling rewards scheme in England – is to stop offering incentives to residents for recycling, blaming a cut in its funding from central government. The Merseyside borough ...

A joint contract for the recycling of glass is expected to go live in July 2016 8 October 2015

Scottish councils seeking joint glass contracts


The Scottish Government’s Materials Brokerage Service - a joint platform for local authorities to market and trade recyclable materials – is underway, with an initial joint contract for the sale of glass going out to market. ...

Householders in Colchester currently have their recyclables collected via separate containers, but the council has indicated it may consider a change in policy 7 October 2015

Colchester to vote on waste strategy review


Colchester council will next week decide whether to review its current waste strategy in favour of an “alternative” direction for services in the borough. And, if approved, the appraisal looks likely to examine whether ...

J&B has expanded its work for Lidl in north east England 6 October 2015

News in Brief (06/10/2015)


With news on: Southern Housing re-use hub; Mick George growth; J&B retailer tie-up; WRAP bag funding, and; Hambleton fleet renewal.

Rory S at Conservative Conference panel cropped 6 October 2015

Stewart bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes


Defra minister Rory Stewart looks set to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of ‘more consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Speaking during a fringe session at the ...

Reigate & Banstead is seeking to stop carrier bags being placed in mixed recycling. (pictured: the authority's Town Hall.) 5 October 2015

Council concerns remain as bag recycler seeks material


The founder of a recycling plant for plastic bags and films in Woolwich, London today declared that there was “no good reason” why people should not be able to put their plastic bags and films into local authority recycling systems.

Asif Ghafoor of Amey Ventures, right, signed the 25-year contract with councillors 5 October 2015

Amey signs 25-year Isle of Wight deal


Amey has officially signed a 25-year contract to provide waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight council. The ceremony follows a vote by councillors to award the contract to the waste firm last month prior to ...

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