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ESA suggests that only 3.5% of household waste collected for recycling is rejected 23 August 2016

Defra targets recycling ‘confusion’ amid 3.5% reject claim

The government has pledged to work with councils in England to make recycling “less confusing”, after it was revealed today that reject rates have increased 84% over the past four years. A BBC Freedom of Information request ...


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East Devon waste containers - existing contractor Suez has secure a new £30m deal with the council 23 August 2016

East Devon to roll out three-weekly residual collection service


East Devon district council has released details of the roll-out of its three-weekly residual waste collection regime which is due to come into effect across the borough from February 2017. In March this year, the council ...

Hampshire's Eastleigh HWRC 23 August 2016

Hampshire to keep HWRCs open amidst spending cuts


Following a public consultation, Hampshire council has announced its entire network of 24 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across the county will stay open. A public consultation was carried out in March, asking residents...

Aberdeen city council is to set up an arm's-length energy company 19 August 2016

Arm’s-length Aberdeen firm to manage EfW output


Energy generated by Aberdeen’s proposed waste recovery plant is to be managed by an arm’s-length company wholly owned by the city council. And, the proposed Energy Services Company (ESO) will also handle the output of an ...

Recycling of mattresses has increased, but is likely to be hit by poor market conditions 19 August 2016

Mattress recycling faces market challenges, report warns


Future mattress recycling capacity in the UK looks set to be hit by a drop in steel prices combined with an increase in the cost of insurance, an unprecedented report into the industry reveals. And, while the number of mattresses ...

Norfolk - Dereham refuse Centre 44 18 August 2016

Norfolk to run ‘hazardous’ waste amnesty


Norfolk county council is running household ‘hazardous waste amnesties’ for residents to dispose of chemicals at seven recycling centres across the county next month. Among the wide range of household chemicals that will ...

Amey, Serco and Veolia all tendered for the £18m contract 18 August 2016

Camden to push ahead with £18m waste deal


The London borough of Camden is to push ahead with plans to award an £18 million waste collection contract - despite internal opposition to proposed service changes. The plans to push ahead with the contract, which currently has ...

Veolia bin truck 17 August 2016

Councillors call for delay to Camden waste contract


EXCLUSIVE: Conservative councillors in Camden have mounted a challenge against the award of an upcoming eight-year waste and recycling collections contract – for which Veolia was recently named preferred bidder. The call-in...

bristol waste 2 17 August 2016

Bristol Waste sets sights on commercial expansion


EXCLUSIVE: Council-owned business Bristol Waste is looking to roll out commercial waste collections, following news that it has won a 10-year contract to provide waste services in the city. Bristol Waste Company – which ...

The current Cringle Dock waste transfer station 16 August 2016

WRWA to redevelop Cringle Dock transfer station


The Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) has secured planning permission from Wandsworth council for the redevelopment of its Cringle Dock waste transfer station.  One of the authority’s two waste transfer stations, ...

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