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Lib Dems unveil 70% recycling election pledge

The Liberal Democrats would introduce a recycling target of 70% by 2030 for England if elected in the forthcoming May general election. The pledge has been included as part of the Party’s Zero Waste Bill – promising to crack ...

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DCLG is planning to prevent councils from charging at HWRCs 4 March 2015

DCLG swats away opposition to HWRC charge proposals

 

Eric Pickles’ Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has rejected criticism of its plans to prevent councils from charging residents to use household waste recycling centres in a response published today (March 4).

The 2015 Awards for Excellence take plae on Thursday 14 May 4 March 2015

Collection crews sought for Excellence Awards

 

Businesses, councils and charities are being encouraged to submit entries to the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management run by letsrecycle.com the deadline for submissions fast approaching. Entrants have ...

Fife is to trial four-weekly waste collections later this year 4 March 2015

Fife to trial four-weekly collections

 

Fife council is to undertake a 12-month trial of both three-weekly and four-weekly waste residual waste collections for up to 4,000 households with a view to boosting recycling rates and saving up to £900,000 a year in disposal costs.

York city, North Yorkshire and AmeyCespa delegates break ground for the Allerton Park facility 3 March 2015

Work starts on Allerton Park EfW facility

 

Construction work has this week (March 2) started on North Yorkshire and York councils’ long delayed Allerton Park energy-from-waste (EfW) facility near Knaresborough. The facility will have the capacity to process around 320,...

The report charts the progress of frontline waste services in Yorkshire and Humber 3 March 2015

Yorks and Humber ‘saving £18m per year’ in waste efficiencies

 

Local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are saving over £18 million a year through innovative waste management practices, according to a review of waste management efficiencies in the region. Publishes last week, the ‘...

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Dorset Waste Partnership director suspended

 

Director of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) Steve Burdis has been ‘temporarily suspended’ while the county council investigates the body’s £2.76 million overspend. Mr Burdis, who previously served as head of waste ...

East Cambridgeshire district council has approved a TEEP assessment which states that its commingled service meets EU regulations 2 March 2015

East Cambridgeshire in TEEP assessment

 

An assessment of commingling as a collection system for mixed dry recyclables by East Cambridgeshire district council has confirmed the approach as meeting regulations. But, just days ahead of its closure, Aylesford Newsprint last...

Closed: the entrance to the Aylesford Newsprint mill 27 February 2015

Aylesford closure prompts recycling resilience concern

 

The resilience of the UK recycling industry should be considered as a matter of urgency by the new government after the May general election, a leading local authority resources partnership has said. The Kent Resource Partnership...

Set to open in July, the Shanks facility includes a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and anaerobic digestion (AD) plant 27 February 2015

Shanks accepts first waste load at Rotherham plant

 

Shanks Group has accepted the first delivery of waste for treatment at its 265,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste recovery facility in Manvers, Rotherham. The facility, which has been developed in partnership with Scottish and ...

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