Waste Management Tuesday 28 July 2015
Somerset Waste Partnership is to assess the possibility of four weekly waste collections 27 July 2015

Somerset considers four-weekly refuse collections

Householders in Somerset could see their refuse collected just once every four weeks under a further assessment of waste and recycling collections being considered by the Somerset Waste Partnership. The option could build on the...


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Protestors marched on Cardiff City Hall to return their new wheeled bins last week 27 July 2015

Cardiff collection overhaul underway


Changes to the way refuse is collected in Cardiff come into effect today (July 27), as the city council strives to meet the 58% recycling target set by the Welsh Government. Residents living in ‘bag areas’ of the city will now...

Businesses are among those who have a legal obligation to deal with their waste responsibly 27 July 2015

Government consults on revised Duty of Care guidance


A revised code of practice setting out how anyone managing controlled waste has a ‘Duty of Care’ to deal with it responsibly has been launched for consultation in England and Wales today (July 27). The document provides ...

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 24 July 2015

Northern Ireland waste growth continues


The amount of municipal waste arisings collected by local authorities in Northern Ireland has increased every quarter for the last two years, data published by the Department of Environment indicates. However the figures, which ...

One of the fires erupted at SUEZ's MRF, located near Avonmouth Docks 23 July 2015

Fires break out at SUEZ and Viridor sites


A total of 31 staff were safely evacuated from SUEZ Environnement’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Avonmouth this morning (July 23) after a fire broke out involving one of its waste compactors. And, in Manchester, a fire ...

Households in West Dorset were among those where the delivery of wheeled bins was delayed 22 July 2015

Lower recycling rates linked with higher residual capacity


Higher residual waste collection capacity is associated with lower recycling rates, according to a Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) study published today (July 22). And, local authorities that offer separate food ...

Chancellor George Osborne claims that that cuts can be made while maintaing services people rely on 21 July 2015

Defra told to prepare for 40% budget cut


Government departments including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have today (July 21) been asked to prepare for spending cuts of up to 40% over the next four years as the government looks to slash spending in Whitehall ...

Fluff is used in landfill engineering as a supportive border on the cap, base and sides of each cell 21 July 2015

HMRC ‘overwhelmed’ by landfill tax claims


EXCLUSIVE: HMRC’s attempt to suspend a judicial review of landfill tax repayments – which is being initiated by a coalition of major waste companies led by Veolia – has been thrown out by the Court of Appeal. The appeal ...

Manchester-skyline cropped 20 July 2015

English cities hit by rising waste tonnages


A steady increase in municipal and household waste arisings across urban areas in England could prove costly for local authorities already struggling to budget for recycling services, experts have warned. Figures recorded by North...

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