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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9 May 2019

South East councils ‘saving £21.5 million’ on waste services


VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Innovation in delivering waste and recycling services in South East England has saved at least £21.5 million according to a study of many authorities in the region. The findings come in the latest report from ...

9 May 2019

Urbaser to take over Welwyn Hatfield collections contract


Services firm Urbaser has been awarded a nine-year waste and recycling collection services contract by Welwyn Hatfield borough council worth £4.5 million per year. The contract is the latest award for Urbaser in a matter of ...

8 May 2019

Scotland confirms ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme


Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, has today (8 May) outlined the Scottish Government's proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. As reported by

8 May 2019

Monmouthshire to roll-out HWRC permit scheme


Householders in the south east Wales county Monmouthshire will be asked to show proof of residency to gain access to the county’s HWRC sites under a new scheme being rolled out from 1 June. The council says that the measure is ...

8 May 2019

Construction sector urged to heed Duty of Care warning


The waste industry-led ‘Right Waste Right Place’ campaign is working alongside the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to raise awareness of Duty of Care obligations among construction sector SMEs. Right Waste Right Place, ...

8 May 2019

Hertfordshire to build new HWRC in Ware


Work to build a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ware, Hertfordshire will start in June, with the existing site closing on 29 May 2019. Hertfordshire county council said its new ‘supersite’ will be four ...

8 May 2019

‘Work to be done’ ahead of Scottish landfill ban


The Scottish Government has said it is working with local authorities that have yet to procure waste treatment solutions ahead of the country’s ban on biodegradable municipal waste to landfill. And, officials have expressed ...

7 May 2019

News in brief (07/05/2019)


With news on: B&M teams up with Bruntwood; Hamilton adds electric vehicles to fleet; Bexley residents donate through Green Points; ASH Group announces midlands depot opening

7 May 2019

Eyes on plastic and aluminium in Q1 packaging data


Some concerns have been raised over plastics and aluminium recycling performance in Q1 2019 packaging recycling data, despite a largely positive performance in other materials. Provisional packaging recycling data for the first ...

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