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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13 May 2019

Concerns raised over Scotland’s DRS proposals


Several waste management organisations have reacted with concern to the Scottish government’s plans for an ‘all in’ deposit return scheme (DRS). However, others said they welcome the ambitions shown in the plans and will ...

13 May 2019

Vehicle news round-up (13/05/2019)


With news on: Allerdale takes delivery of RCVs; Doosan launches enhanced mini-excavators; West London Composting invests in loader; Portland Stones takes delivery of material handler; and MCS replaces fleet.

13 May 2019

SUEZ UK chosen for Somerset collections contract


Somerset Waste Partnership has today (13 May 2019) announced that it has selected SUEZ recycling and recovery as its preferred bidder for a collections contract from June 2020. The Partnership said SUEZ would help to deliver a ...

10 May 2019

EMR agrees to sell parts of M&W after competition inquiry


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has sold parts of a metals recycling company it acquired in 2017, in order to comply with an order by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA). The agreement will see parts of Metal and Waste ...

10 May 2019

Two cities inspired by Leeds ‘on-the-go’ campaign


A campaign in Leeds designed to boost recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed ‘on-the-go’ has inspired cities in Scotland and Wales to launch their own campaigns. That’s according the organisers of the Leeds By...

10 May 2019

2019 Awards for Excellence winners announced


Organics recycling firm Biogen was named Recycling Business of the Year at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2019 at London’s Landmark Hotel Yesterday. The Awards, run by, also ...

10 May 2019

PRN revenue tops £130m in 2018


The revenue generated from the UK’s packaging recovery note (PRN) system jumped to £130 million in the 2018 compliance year, an increase of more than £50 million from 2017. This meant that the figures - which include sums ...

9 May 2019

Organic waste news round-up (09/05/2019)


With news on: Government awards £4.2 million to redistribution schemes; First Mile launches compostables service; and EU Commission adopts common food waste methodology.

9 May 2019

Letsrecycle Live ‘Excellence in Innovation’ winners announced


The winners of the Letsrecycle Live ‘Excellence in Innovation’ awards have today (9 May) been announced. The Awards, which are being held in conjunction with the Letsrecycle Live trade show, celebrate innovative products, ...

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