News Wednesday 8 April 2020
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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2 April 2020

Associations sympathise with councils as services cut


Two separate associations in the recycling industry have said they sympathise with local authorities having to make difficult decisions ...

1 April 2020

Defra clarifies pandemic working rules


Defra has reiterated official government advice that...

1 April 2020

Commercial waste could be halved by restrictions


There could be a fall in residual commercial and industrial waste of just under 50% in the immediate short term under current government restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with a potential rise in ...

1 April 2020

Wheelabrator plans West Midlands EfW


UK investment and asset management company Low Carbon has announced plans to build a 

1 April 2020

Amey defends sick pay rate after union concern


Trade union GMB has raised concerns that refuse collectors working for Amey in Ealing, west London, will not receive more than statutory sick pay during the coronavirus crisis.  However in response, ...

1 April 2020

London businesses offer help to local authorities


Waste and recycling businesses in London and South East England are offering service provision to help local authorities who are short of crews and drivers. And, the Recycling Association is also supporting the idea of the private...

1 April 2020

UROC offers private sector help to councils


The private sector trade group, UROC, has drawn up a list of waste businesses

31 March 2020

Commission moves to ease waste shipment disruption


Measures to limit disruptions to waste shipments transported between EU member states have been published by the European Commission in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Commission says intra-EU shipments of waste are a key ...

31 March 2020

REA Organics celebrates 25 years


The composting and organic waste recycling trade body, now known as REA Organics, marked its 25 year anniversary on March 12 in what was hailed as “the last conference in the UK for a while”. Composters and those involved in ...