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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress

Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...


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Pay as you throw 26 August 2015

WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study


WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arisings for 2012/14, assessed ...

Residents on the picturesque Isle of Wight could receive residual waste bins 26 August 2015

Isle of Wight residents to get residual waste bins


Residents on the Isle of Wight are to receive wheeled bins for their refuse as Amey looks set to commence its 25-year waste collection and treatment contract from November. Councillors voted to award the contract to Amey last ...

Viridor's Crayford MRF, where Lewisham's commingled recyclables are currently sorted 24 August 2015

Lewisham asks for views on potential TEEP switch


The London borough of Lewisham has asked for views from residents on potential changes to kerbside waste and recycling collections – and has left the door open to a possible switch from a commingled to a source separate system. ...

Provisional data shows recycling in Wales increased 2% in 2014/15 20 August 2015

Welsh recycling soars despite call for fines


Local authorities in Wales achieved an overall recycling rate of 56% in 2014/15, provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today (August 20) indicate. The record performance comes in the wake of calls from the Welsh ...

Michael Holder interviews Tom Beagan 20 August 2015

Surrey street leaves pose ‘low risk to health’ in compost


EXCLUSIVE: The use of Surrey’s street-swept leaves in composting poses only a ‘low risk to human health’ if the material is first screened and routinely monitored, a ‘very large’ study carried out by the county council has concluded...

Shanks' Frog Island MBT at Rainham in East London 20 August 2015

All lines now operational at Shanks’ Frog Island MBT


All three of the waste processing lines at Shanks Group plc’s Frog Island mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility in East London are now operational more than a year after it was forced to shut down following a major fire.

Glasgow considers alternatives to autoclave 19 August 2015

Glasgow crash inquiry turns to council risk strategy


North Lanarkshire council has reviewed its procedures to help prevent potential accidents caused by refuse collection vehicles, in light of the crash which killed six pedestrians involving an RCV in neighbouring Glasgow in December.

The council is tendering its mixed recyclable contract for a possible eight years 19 August 2015

Westminster seeks to double recycling by 2020


Westminster city council is separately tendering its refuse, recycling and food waste treatment services with a view to achieve its aspirational recycling target of 35%. The London borough requires a contractor to treat and ...

The accident scene last December 18 August 2015

Inspector defends HSE role in Glasgow crash investigation


A senior HSE inspector has defended the organisation’s decision not to formally investigate the Glasgow refuse vehicle crash in December 2014 - before the release of medical information about the driver. The comments came during...

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