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Halton launched the recycling rewards scheme in 2009 8 October 2015

Pioneering recycling rewards scheme axed

Halton council – which was among the pioneers of a recycling rewards scheme in England – is to stop offering incentives to residents for recycling, blaming a cut in its funding from central government. The Merseyside borough ...


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A joint contract for the recycling of glass is expected to go live in July 2016 8 October 2015

Scottish councils seeking joint glass contracts


The Scottish Government’s Materials Brokerage Service - a joint platform for local authorities to market and trade recyclable materials – is underway, with an initial joint contract for the sale of glass going out to market. ...

Householders in Colchester currently have their recyclables collected via separate containers, but the council has indicated it may consider a change in policy 7 October 2015

Colchester to vote on waste strategy review


Colchester council will next week decide whether to review its current waste strategy in favour of an “alternative” direction for services in the borough. And, if approved, the appraisal looks likely to examine whether ...

J&B has expanded its work for Lidl in north east England 6 October 2015

News in Brief (06/10/2015)


With news on: Southern Housing re-use hub; Mick George growth; J&B retailer tie-up; WRAP bag funding, and; Hambleton fleet renewal.

Rory S at Conservative Conference panel cropped 6 October 2015

Stewart bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes


Defra minister Rory Stewart looks set to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of ‘more consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Speaking during a fringe session at the ...

Reigate & Banstead is seeking to stop carrier bags being placed in mixed recycling. (pictured: the authority's Town Hall.) 5 October 2015

Council concerns remain as bag recycler seeks material


The founder of a recycling plant for plastic bags and films in Woolwich, London today declared that there was “no good reason” why people should not be able to put their plastic bags and films into local authority recycling systems.

Asif Ghafoor of Amey Ventures, right, signed the 25-year contract with councillors 5 October 2015

Amey signs 25-year Isle of Wight deal


Amey has officially signed a 25-year contract to provide waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight council. The ceremony follows a vote by councillors to award the contract to the waste firm last month prior to ...

Police were spotted stationed outside the Niramax Group facility in Hartlepool on the day of the raids (credit: The Gazette) 5 October 2015

North Yorkshire seeks waste assurances from Niramax


North Yorkshire county council has suspended deliveries of waste to Niramax Group in Hartlepool. And, the local authority has now requested assurances from the company that the waste is being managed responsibly. The ...

Councillor Mike Brian welcomed the fleet upgrade 2 October 2015

News in brief (02/10/15)


With news on; HWRC opens in Bridport; Biffa deploys new Stratford-on-Avon fleet; TerraCycle stubs out cigarette waste; William Tracey in RDF export deal, and; CCE in Rugby World Cup initiative ...

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Broxbourne braced for waste collection changes


A new household waste collection system will be rolled out across Broxbourne from next week in a bid to reduce the cost of sending refuse to landfill. From Monday (October 5), residents in the Hertfordshire borough will see their ...

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