Councils Tuesday 28 July 2015
Thurrock is now redirecting its recyclables from Tilbury Docks to Canning Town in East London 28 July 2015

Thurrock ‘let down’ as Suez closes Nordic MRF

EXCLUSIVE: Suez Environnement has today (July 28) confirmed the closure of a 100,000 tonnes-per-year capacity MRF in Tilbury Docks, owned by its subsidiary Nordic Recycling. The move has hit Essex-based Thurrock council, a MRF ...


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Elmbridge council is due to initiate the contract in June 2017 28 July 2015

Surrey lines up shortlist for £100m collection contract


Biffa and Suez Environnement have been confirmed as two of five firms shortlisted to provide refuse and recycling collections on behalf of four councils in Surrey, can reveal. FCC Environment is also ...

east northants vehicles fire 1 28 July 2015

Fire destroys East Northants’ recycling fleet


A fleet of six recycling and waste collection vehicles used to collect waste on behalf of East Northamptonshire council was destroyed in a fire at contractor Kier’s depot in Chelveston early on Saturday morning (July 25). ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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