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Collections across the four boroughs will mirror those in Kingston, which is already contracted to Veolia 27 May 2016

Veolia named preferred bidder for South London contract

Veolia has been named the recommended preferred bidder for a major waste and recycling collection contract spanning four South London boroughs. The waste and resources business is first choice to deliver the contract, which has ...


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WRAP has claimed that MRF gate fees have risen in 2016 26 May 2016

WRAP: Fewer councils receiving income from recycling


Materials recycling facility (MRF) gate fees have risen in response to falling commodities prices with fewer councils receiving an income for recyclable materials, a report published by WRAP today (26 May) has suggested. And, the ...

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Council officers fight back over industry reports


Local authority recycling officers have delivered a stinging rebuke to two reports which they claim paint an ‘unrealistic’ picture over costs for food waste collection and efficiency levels in council services. Andrew Bird, ...

Three Rivers council is among the top composting councils in England 25 May 2016

Three Rivers council to begin charging for green waste


Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire – one of the top councils in England for composting – is preparing residents for the introduction of a charge for using its green waste collection service. The local authority is ...

Two 26-tonne dual fuel hydrogen and diesel refuse collection vehicles are in operation in Fife 24 May 2016

Fife converts two RCVs to use hydrogen fuel


Fife council has taken delivery of two dual-fuelled hydrogen and diesel powered refuse collection vehicles (RCVs), in what is being touted as a first of its kind scheme anywhere in the world. The vehicles have been converted to ...

Worcester city council has called a halt to plans to outsource its collections 24 May 2016

Worcester puts collection outsourcing plan in doubt


Worcester council chiefs have called a halt to plans to outsource the city’s waste collections - following a shock administration change at this month’s local elections. In September, the then Conservative-led authority agreed...

(L-R) Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing; Cllr Clyde Loakes, Cabinet Member for Environment; Sarah Plant, Project Manager, Local Green Point; Charlotte Terry, Head of Community Engagement, Haven House Children’s Hospice; representatives from waste contractors Kier & Urbaser; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director, Local Green Points; Local resident, Nontando Lucy Mpofu 23 May 2016

News in Brief (23/05/2016)


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Belfast and Biogen among 2016 Awards for Excellence winners


There were local authority winners from Belfast city council to Sutton’s Maria Kampioti at this year’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management ceremony held in London yesterday (19 May). Eleven awards were ...

Clyde Valley LOW RES 20 May 2016

Viridor signs 25-year Clyde Valley residual waste contract


Viridor has signed the £700 million Clyde Valley Residual Waste contract which will see the company handle around 190,000 tonnes of residual waste from five local authorities across Scotland. The contract was signed with North ...

Ealing bins cover 17 May 2016

Ealing to make commingling switch in June


Ealing council is to make its switch from a kerbside-sort to a commingled recycling collection system from next month (6 June), after changes to the authority’s waste collection contract were approved by councillors. Collections...

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