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24 February 2017

Giant Edmonton ERF gets government go-ahead

Plans to build a major new energy recovery facility to replace the Edmonton EcoPark in north London received backing from the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today (24 February). The...

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24 February 2017

Top collection crews sought for 2017 Awards for Excellence

 

Local authorities and waste firms are being encouraged to champion the hard work of their collection crews by putting them forward for the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. The deadline has now been extended...

24 February 2017

Cost of food waste collections in spotlight

 

A cost projection for the introduction of separate food waste collections by every council in England was met with scepticism at the National Food Waste Conference in London yesterday (23 February). In her opening address at the ...

24 February 2017

Cambridgeshire councils in collections overhaul

 

Two Cambridgeshire councils are gearing up for a service change affecting 130,000 households in a bid to streamline waste and recycling collections across the region. Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire councils are ...

23 February 2017

Charity news round-up (23/02/2017)

 

The latest charity news stories from the waste and recycling sector, including: Tandridge's Simon Mander to tackle London Marathon; FCC Greatmoor donation; Christmas tree appeal, and; Andigestion donates to pavilion cause.

23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits

 

Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

22 February 2017

Councils ‘focusing’ on PFI waste contracts

 

The ‘affordability’ of waste contracts established through the government’s Private Finance Initiative – PFI – is increasingly under review by local authorities, a legal expert said yesterday (22 February). The comments ...

22 February 2017

Interest rates shape Sheffield waste contract thinking

 

Opportunities for financing the Sheffield Energy Recovery Facility via low interest loans have influenced the city council’s decision to scrap its 35-year contract with Veolia. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Sheffield’s cabinet ...

20 February 2017

Local authority news round-up (20/02/2017)

 

With news on: Bolton's slim bins roll-out; Edinburgh green waste changes; West Devon implements collection charge, and; South Northants recycling rise.

17 February 2017

Redbridge seeks residual waste restriction

 

Resource London has claimed there are currently ‘no incentives’ for the London borough of Redbridge to increase its recycling rate under a joint 25-year waste treatment contract it is signed up to as part of the East London Waste ...

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