News Sunday 27 September 2020
25 September 2020

Reading rolls out food waste service

Reading borough council has announced plans to roll out a weekly food waste collection service from February 2021. As part of the scheme, the council will provide houses and flats with 5 litre indoor kitchen food caddies and 23 litre outdoor food bins, which will be emptied weekly. Reading explained that the majority of ...

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25 September 2020

‘Why Cory Riverside Energy is supporting Recycle Week’


OPINION: Helen Murphy, Sustainability Manager at Cory Riverside Energy, describes the company's involvement with, and support for, Recycle Week. At Cory Riverside Energy, we are fully aligned ...

25 September 2020

North Somerset to take waste services in-house


North Somerset council’s waste services are to be taken in-house after it reached an agreement with Biffa to terminate a £50 million contract around four years early. The move follows a decision taken by councillors at a ...

25 September 2020

‘How the pandemic may signal a changing of the tides’


OPINION: Olly Feaver, policy manager at Policy Connect, discusses how resources and waste have risen up the political agenda in the last year and the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on this. 

25 September 2020

Keenan invests in food waste collection fleet


Food and garden recycling business Keenan Recycling has invested almost £4.5 million in 39 new food waste collection vehicles, to be rolled out across its operations in England. The Macpac trucks, each said to be worth around £...

24 September 2020

Wales told ‘Be Mighty, Recycle’, as chef backs campaign


The Welsh government is spearheading a new campaign - fronted by Welsh chef and celebrity Matthew Pritchard - in a bid to get people to recycle more and help Wales become a world leader. Launched during this year's Recycle Week, ...

24 September 2020

Lincolnshire in talks over separate paper collections


Lincolnshire county council is starting talks this week with one or more buyers of material under its plans for separate cardboard and paper collection services in the county. The council hopes that via district authorities it ...

24 September 2020

Sharp fall in RDF exports up to July 2020


Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) in the first seven months of the year have fallen by nearly 700,000 tonnes, compared to the same period in 2019. The significant fall over the period has been reported by environmental ...

23 September 2020

Eustice targets ‘holistic’ waste policies


The environment secretary George Eustice said today (23 September) any targets set under the Environment Bill framework would retain a “holistic ethos” between policy areas. The government is to set legally binding targets ...

23 September 2020

Pow backs waste policy to win public trust


The recycling minister Rebecca Pow has said while there is “much to do” to increase public trust in the recycling system, she is confident the waste reforms being introduced by government will address this.  

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