News Friday 22 September 2017
21 September 2017

Councils gear up for Recycle Week

With Recycle Week less than a week away, councils around the country are preparing for the week-long event to raise awareness of recycling and waste issues. Taking place between 25 September and 1 October, Recycle Week is organised by resource charity WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. WRAP’s theme this year is ‘...

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19 September 2017

Birmingham waste workers vote to continue strike


Birmingham refuse workers involved in a long-running dispute over potential job cuts, yesterday (18 September) voted to continue strike action. Trade union Unite, which represents the council’s refuse workers, said action could ...

19 September 2017

Wigan prepares for collections overhaul


Wigan council has set forth a major communications campaign to introduce changes to its waste and recycling service at the end of September, which include a switch to a three-weekly residual waste collection. Speaking to ...

19 September 2017

Why recycle? Because it’s worth it


As Recycle Week gears up for its launch next week (25 September), Peter Maddox, director at WRAP provides an insight into this year's campaign on the value of recycling. Many of us working in the waste and recycling ...

19 September 2017

Cory selected as preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets contract


Cory Riverside Energy has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets council’s residual waste disposal contract – and is in line to take the contract over from Veolia. The contract, which could run for up to 17 ...

18 September 2017

Equipment news round-up (18/09/17)


With news on: Balebid's launch in UK; Ward's investment in Ardent fire protection; and AMCS's new digital solutions.  

18 September 2017

Investigation launched into fire at Viridor’s Bolton plant


An investigation has been launched into a large industrial fire at Viridor’s thermal recovery facility in Bolton, which took place yesterday (17 September). Ten fire engines and two aerial appliances attended the fire at the ...

18 September 2017

Southampton moves ahead with waste trading arm


Southampton city council is moving ahead with plans to establish a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to run waste collection and other public services in the city. The LATCo will be wholly-owned by the local authority to ...

18 September 2017

Ward’s vehicles get a quirky make-over


Metals recycler Ward has purchased a customised ‘giraffe’ material handler and a ‘cheetah’ wheel loader from manufacturer Liebherr. The Derbyshire-based company announced that the giraffe and cheetah will be handling ...

15 September 2017

EMR purchase of Metal & Waste Recycling to be investigated


The Competition and Markets Authority has announced this week that it is investigating the "completed acquisition by European Metal Recycling Limited of Metal & Waste Recycling Limited". EMR acquired Metal & Waste ...

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