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7 April 2020

Defra issues coronavirus waste services guide

Defra has today (7 April) published a non-statutory guide to help local authorities and other waste collectors prioritise and maintain their waste collection services during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance document ranks 14 different waste services from high priority to low and outlines government advice on how to run...

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The Environment Agency has issued a ‘COVID-19 regulatory position statement (RPS)’ outlining when companies can temporarily ...

Clinical waste specialist Stericycle has applied for a permit to develop a healthcare waste treatment plant and transfer station at Stafford Park in Telford. With the capacity to treat 17,500 tonnes of hazardous waste and 7,300 ...

Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies has announced that in light of the coronavirus pandemic it is to close its demonstration-scale plant at its Cheney Manor site temporarily. The company says that, during the plant’s ...

The Cleveland Fire Brigade has said it will remain on the scene of a “significant fire” at a plastics recycling facility owned by Greenology in Cleveland, North Yorkshire, for a few days.    Fire crews were called...

All local authorities in Wales are currently keeping kerbside recycling and food waste collections operational during the coronavirus pandemic.   Nationwide staff shortages in the waste collection ...

Public Health England says it does not advise the use of face masks when undertaking waste collection during the coronavirus pandemic. Full guidance for employees has been published on the executive agency’s website and can be ...

The Northern Ireland Executive's environment minister has called on the public to continue recycling and to ensure waste goes in the correct bin during the coronavirus pandemic. Edwin Poots, who was appointed as minister at the ...

The number of crew members allowed in the cabs of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) is to be reduced from three to two in Edinburgh during the coronavirus pandemic. Other local authorities across the UK, including Derby (see below) are also ...

The Environmental Services Association has backed the advice document produced by the UK’s WISH Forum, which provides guidance on managing coronavirus risks for waste management activities.   The...

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Time to prioritise the glass recycling process

As FEVE’s 'Close the Glass Loop' recycling scheme is finalised, now is the time to prioritise all aspects of the recycling process, writes UK ... read more

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Local authority

In this latest blog, Steve Eminton ponders over what might actually happen in 2020 in terms of recycling and waste policy developments.

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Waste Management

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority but it’s also important to look to the future.

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Waste Producers

In this post, waste and recycling business Biffa give the company’s thoughts as to how online retailers can minimise their waste and opt for a closed loop approach.

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