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Staffordshire offers TEEP template to other councils

Staffordshire Waste Partnership has produced a legal compliance template for separate collection rules, under the revised Waste Framework Directive, which it is to allow other local authorities to use. The offer of the TEEP template comes as local authorities face significant costs in hiring consultants to carry out ...

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Edinburgh council looks to curb trade waste on streets


A pilot scheme to minimise the number of trade waste bins stored on the streets of Edinburgh could be rolled out on a city-wide basis by March 2016. The initiative has been trialled by Edinburgh council since March in order to...

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HSE presents council recycling inspections results


The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) issued 59 enforcement notices with regards to local authority waste and recycling services during a recently-completed inspection initiative between 2010 and 2014, according to HM inspector Janet ...

The automated 800-litre containers transport waste around the hospital without the need of a porter 24 October 2014

News in brief


With news on Northern Ireland recycling exceeds landfill rate; Budget Pack rebrands as ecosurety; Taylor containers become 'automated'; Remondis sets example for Environment Agency, and; Local Green Points launches app

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Judge reduces R&S Recycling’s health and safety fine


A recycling company, heavily fined after an employee was crushed by a falling one-tonne bale of rubbish, has won a substantial cut in the penalty on appeal. Worcestershire based R&S Recycling Ltd was fined £100,000, and ...

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NI waste crime plan seeks ‘coordinated approach’


A plan aimed at tackling waste crime and “systemic failures in management and regulation of waste” in Northern Ireland has been published by the devolved government’s Department for the Environment (DOENI). According to the ...

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Waste: weighing up the cost


David Adams, managing director of waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the issue of charging customers per-tonne for waste collection. As consumers, we are all used to doing all we can to avoid paying the extra weight ...

The TRA trial assessed thefts from 32 textile banks 23 October 2014

Market decline sees ‘dramatic fall’ in London textile thefts


Textiles thefts in London have fallen ‘dramatically’, according to new research from the Textile Recycling Association (TRA), which attributed the decline to a drop in market prices and proactive policing. The

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Straight joins OnePlastics manufacturing group


The new owners of container manufacturer Straight have said the company will not be rebranded following its takeover, but will offer a more comprehensive range of products to local authority clients. The well-recognised Leeds-...

(L-R) Ray Georgeson presents the circular economy report with new CIWM president John Quinn 23 October 2014

Circular economy focus for new CIWM president


There is “still a lot of uncertainty” surrounding the circular economy, according to the findings of a CIWM survey published to coincide with the inauguration of its new president John Quinn this week (October 21). Former ...

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29 September 2014

Off the agenda

Party conference season is now in full swing, with all of the major parties setting out their stalls ahead of the May 2015 general election. Labour fired the starting gun in Manchester last weekend, with the Conservative ...

22 September 2014

Rogerson and RWM

The appearance of Dan Rogerson at the end of the RWM exhibition last week was something of a surprise, confusing and, truth be known, disappointing. The recycling, or resource minister, had already submitted a video address for the start of ...


With the provisional recycling rates for 2013/14 released today, it is reassuring to see a number of local authorities in England have been able to maintain rates of 60% or more – well above the mandatory target of 50% set for 2020.