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Work on harmonisation is also likely to touch on the types of collection containers used by councils 12 February 2016

Harmonisation drive could centre on three options

Guidance on harmonisation and consistency in local authority recycling and waste collections across England has taken a step closer, with a potential for three recommended systems likely to emerge. WRAP has today outlined details ...


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Luton will not be charging for green waste collections 12 February 2016

Luton discards idea of garden waste charges


Luton borough council has said that it won’t be charging for garden waste collections following a proposal put forward in its 2015/16 recommended savings spreadsheet. Last year (February 2015) the council produced a ...

Bigbelly bins offer advertising and waste management opportunities 12 February 2016

Bigbelly and EMG in advertising partnership


Taylor Group has partnered with Environment Media Group to help local authorities unlock the advertising opportunities of the Bigbelly range of bins in the UK. Taylor took over the running of the Bigbelly brand “the architect of...

30,000 tonnes of household goods is going to landfill due to contamination 11 February 2016

Councils face £2.25m landfill tax bill due to flood damage


Local authorities across the UK face over £2.25 million in landfill tax as a result of having to dispose of 30,000 tonnes of flood damaged goods, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).   The analysis carried ...

Mr Wincott says education is needed to reduce contamination 11 February 2016

Fife contamination ‘not linked’ to residual reduction


Fife council in the east of Scotland has repeated a call to residents to reduce contamination in recycling loads, having been blighted by a long-running issue with non-target materials in bins. In a statement, the council said...

The Recycle Now campaign will focus on metals and glass recycling in the home in March, April and May 2016 10 February 2016

Recycle Now turns focus to metal and glass


Recycle Now – the communications campaign led by WRAP to boost household recycling – will start a three-month drive in March to capture more metal and glass material in the home. As part of the drive, WRAP has made ...

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Appointments round-up (10/02/2016)


With news on: Paldeep Bhatti to take lead at Kent Resource Partnership; Ray Burberry to retire from WAMITAB, and; Andigestion appoints business development manager.

Households in Daventry may be in line for a new recycling and waste collection system from 2018 9 February 2016

Daventry to vote on recycling overhaul


Councillors in the Northamptonshire borough of Daventry will vote on Thursday (11 February) on proposals to overhaul the council’s waste and recycling collection system. Plans to shake-up the existing collection regime are being...

Conwy could become the first council in Wales to switch to a four weekly waste collection system 8 February 2016

Conwy looks to four-weekly refuse collections


Conwy could become the first council in Wales to move to four-weekly collections of refuse, if approved by the authority in the coming weeks. The proposal, which has been put to the authority’s scrutiny committee, could soon be ...

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FCC’s Greatmoor EfW takes first waste load


FCC’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant has taken its first delivery of residual waste and is generating power, the company has announced. The plant – which has the capacity treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste ...

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