Councils Thursday 26 November 2015
LARAC has criticised the level of cuts inflicted on authorities in yesterday's spending review 26 November 2015

LARAC questions government ‘commitment’ to recycling

Council recycling officers have questioned the government’s commitment to meeting the 50% recycling target by 2020 – after local authority funding was more than halved in the latest round of spending cuts. The measures, ...


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A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 26 November 2015

Northern Ireland falls short of 45% recycling target


Northern Ireland has missed its target to recycle or compost 45% of its household waste by the end of March 2015, figures published today by the Department for Environment indicate. The revelation comes amongst the findings of the...

Salford 26 November 2015

Salford approves three weekly collections trials


Plans to trial three weekly collections in parts of Salford will go ahead next year after the city council approved the scheme this week. The pilot, which will see residual waste collected once every three weeks, will be rolled ...

Biffa continues its contract with Enfield council 25 November 2015

Biffa signs five year contract with Enfield council


Biffa has been awarded a five year contract to continue providing dry mixed recycling and organic waste treatment services to the London borough of Enfield, the waste management firm announced today (25 November). The ...

Wheelie bin protest Hounslow - pic credit to BrentfordTW8 25 November 2015

Hounslow council leader faces wheeled bin protest


Wheeled bins were stacked up outside the leader of Hounslow council’s home last week (19 November) in protest against the roll out of the new refuse containers for terraced properties in Brentford and Chiswick. Hounslow ...

From January 2016 Tendring council will end its black bin bag delivery service 24 November 2015

Tendring to scrap black sack delivery service


Tendring district council has announced it will no longer be delivering free black residual waste sacks to householders in a bid to save more than £150,000 a year. Under plans outlined by the council this week, deliveries of ...

shredder yard uk 23 November 2015

Scrap metal moving despite price pressure


Metal recyclers are seeing prices in ferrous grades still failing to rise significantly from recent lows in value although material is described as “continuing to move”. However, falls in the copper price are adding to ...

From l-r: Zoe Cooke, Hampshire county council waste project officer, Grace Morrice, Patrick Navarro, Hannah Harwood, University of Winchester students, Tony Mapes, volunteer chef 23 November 2015

News in brief 23/11/2015


With news on: Hampshire food waste campaign; employees achieve WAMITAB diploma; plastics recycling animation; Wastecycle partnership with British Gypsum wins award, and; Shanks sends energy pellets from Amsterdam.

Parts of the Farington MBT facility near Preston, are set to be mothballed under the council plans 23 November 2015

Lancashire set to close parts of Global Renewables sites


Lancashire county council is to consider a partial closure of its mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and organic waste treatment plants in Farington and Thornton in a bid to reduce budget costs. Under the proposals, Lancashire ...

Cannock Chase is to send garden waste for open windrow composting from April 2016 23 November 2015

Cannock Chase to make windrow composting switch


Cannock Chase district council has announced the award of a new garden waste processing contract as it seeks to move away from in-vessel composting in a bid to reduce costs. Wolverhampton-based Jack Moody Ltd is to continue ...

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