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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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19 May 2017

East Devon to complete three-weekly waste switch


East Devon District council is preparing to complete the roll-out of its new recycling and waste scheme – which includes a three-weekly residual waste collection service – to a further 50,000 households across the borough. The...

18 May 2017

Lincolnshire in warning over ammunition at HWRCs


Lincolnshire county council has issued a warning to residents after Second World War shells, explosive caps, and ammunition for guns and shotguns were deposited at HWRCs across the county in recent weeks. According to the council...

17 May 2017

South Northants joins MetalMatters comms scheme


South Northamptonshire council is the latest local authority to join the ‘MetalMatters’ communications initiative to promote the recycling of metal packaging to householders. The MetalMatters programme, led by the packaging ...

15 May 2017

Barnet to retain in-house waste collection


Councillors in the London borough of Barnet approved proposals to keep the authority’s ‘street scene’ services including recycling and waste collections in-house at a meeting last week (11 May). The council’s Environment ...

15 May 2017

News in Brief (15/05/2017)


With news on: Repic and Scottish council’s WEEE initiative; Mersey community groups receive environmental funding; Helistrat receives ISO accreditations; WCRS’ ‘Recycling Angels’; and, Biogen recognised in business report.

12 May 2017

Textile recycler Wilcox expands with Cohen acquisition


A new force has been created within the UK’s textiles recycling sector with the acquisition of Manchester-based I & G Cohen Ltd by JMP Wilcox & Co of the West Midlands. The deal, agreed last month (April 2017), sees ...

11 May 2017

Plymouth rolls out fortnightly waste collections


Plymouth city council has rolled out an alternate weekly collection service from this week (8 May) – a move which it claims brings it in line with 75% of councils from across the UK. The move has been brought about as part of ...

11 May 2017

Bristol Waste Company launches commercial service


The council-owned waste business Bristol Waste Company has launched a commercial waste and recycling service to meet ‘increasing demand’ from businesses in the city and rival private sector operators. Under the name ‘Bristol...

10 May 2017

Election result sees Derbyshire scrap HWRC charge


Derbyshire council’s new Conservative administration has removed a charge for the disposal of DIY waste at its nine household waste recycling centres – after taking over control of the authority from Labour last week (5 May). ...

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