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12 June 2017

Crew monitoring ‘essential’, says WISH

Guidance and an information sheet for the effective monitoring of safety in refuse and recycling collections have been produced by the waste industry’s safety organisation, the WISH Forum. Published today, the Forum noted that ...


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14 June 2017

Boston warns of action over ‘bin lorry blockers’


Vehicle owners who continuously obstruct Boston borough council's waste collection vehicles could face criminal proceedings, the local authority has warned. Registration numbers are being recorded of residents who repeatedly leave...

12 June 2017

Aylesbury Vale crowned 2017 refuse race champions


A refuse collection crew from Aylesbury Vale district council was crowned the winner of the National Refuse Championships, which took place on Saturday (10 June) at Weston-super-Mare. The seafront event raised money for the ...

9 June 2017

Carlisle council to introduce ‘improved’ recycling service


Carlisle city council is set to introduce its ‘new and improved’ refuse and recycling service next week (12 June). The council is extending its kerbside recycling service to more properties and has asked residents to change ...

8 June 2017

Mansfield residents warned against buying cheap bins


Mansfield district council has warned residents to only buy wheeled bins from the authority after a number of “near misses” involving lifting equipment. According to the council some householders are buying lower price wheeled...

5 June 2017

Birmingham refuse workers vote on strike


Birmingham city council has said it is disappointed by a vote being carried out by its refuse collection workers on strike action, following an accusation  by the union of "financial mismanagement" by the council. Trade union ...

5 June 2017

Eastern councils rising to ‘efficiency challenge’


Councils in the East of England are broadly 'rising to the challenge' of delivering efficient waste services in the face of tighter budgets, suggests a report by the Local Partnerships organisation. Local Partnerships is a joint ...

1 June 2017

Merseyside’s HWRCs outperform contractual requirements


Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority’s (MRWA) household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) are performing “well in excess” of the contractual performance requirements, its Annual Report for 2016/17 has revealed. And, ...

1 June 2017

Conservatives may seek to review recycling measures


A Conservative government would provide ‘stability’ on environmental laws, but could review the use of ‘weight-based’ targets to measure recycling in the UK, Defra minister Therese Coffey has revealed. Dr Coffey, who is ...

31 May 2017

Isle of Wight drops gasification for moving bed facility


EXCLUSIVE: Waste management contractor Amey and the Isle of Wight council have confirmed that work has started on its new waste treatment facility at Newport with moving bed incineration chosen as the technical solution for the energy plant...

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