News Sunday 19 May 2019
17 May 2019

Aberdeenshire confirms three-weekly waste plans

Aberdeenshire council has reinstated plans to overhaul its waste collection service, with a move to three-weekly residual waste collections. The service changes, agreed by the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee this week, are designed to “push up recycling rates and send less to landfill”. Three-weekly ...

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15 May 2019

LARAC urges ‘flexibility’ in consistency measures


Local authority recycling officers are seeking an element of flexibility within government plans to provide a consistent recycling service across England. This is among the messages within the Local Authority Recycling Advisory ...

15 May 2019

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire


Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred ...

15 May 2019

Morpeth waste firm fined £500,000 after employee fatality


Northumberland-based Sanders Plant and Waste Management Ltd has been fined £500,0000 after an employee was fatally injured when he was struck by a reversing loading shovel. The penalty was handed down by Newcastle Upon Tyne Crown...

15 May 2019

ADBA: ‘Councils need three years for food waste roll-out’


As responses go in to Defra over its consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy, the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has highlighted the need for universal food waste collections in England to reduce food waste levels.

14 May 2019

International crackdown on plastic waste exports


Exporters of mixed, unrecyclable and contaminated plastic waste will soon have to secure permission from receiving countries in advance of material being sent. But, a proposal put forward by Norway that all mixed plastic waste ...

14 May 2019

‘From emissions to leadership’ at Letsrecycle Live


As excitement continues to mount for the inaugural Letsrecycle Live trade show, which takes place over the 22-23 May, we provide an overview of the key discussions taking place during the two days. The venue is Stoneleigh Park, Coventry CV8 ...

14 May 2019

Fall in Chinese orders hits used cardboard market


An ongoing slump in orders for used cardboard from Chinese paper mills is expected to lead to further price reductions in domestic and export markets for the material. The price fall in the waste paper market is likely to hit ...

13 May 2019

Major players take pledge to tackle food waste


Major players from the retail and hospitality sectors, along with social media influencers and chefs, are joining forces today to pledge action to drive down food waste. Environment secretary Michael Gove and minister Thérèse ...

13 May 2019

Centriforce Products fined after worker fatality


A Liverpool recycling company has been ordered to pay over £130,000 in fines and costs after one of its employees, Paul Andrews, was fatally crushed by plastic bales. The case against Centriforce Products Limited, which dates ...

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