News Tuesday 7 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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31 March 2020

Cambridge councils roll out electric RCV

 

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service – a partnership between South Cambridgeshire district and Cambridge city councils – has rolled out its first electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV). The fully electric Dennis ...

31 March 2020

Clearer communication needed on coronavirus

 

Ebgert Taylor's chief executive,  Brendan Murphy, gives his view on how well prepared the waste sector is to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. OPINION: The risks of Coronavirus have been made very clear over recent days. ...

31 March 2020

Defra surveys councils’ PPE provision

 

A survey launched by Defra into the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) by councils for waste sector employees ends by close of play today (31 March). With PPE of particular importance during the coronavirus pandemic...

31 March 2020

Chiltern restarts paper but halts food collections

 

Chiltern council has announced that it is restarting paper and card collections this week, less than seven days after they were halted due to staff shortages. However, food collections have been suspended until further notice to ...

31 March 2020

Paper body issues production warning

 

The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) has asked authorities across the continent to help...

31 March 2020

Derby director fined for persistent permit breaches

 

The former director of a recycling firm based in Derby has been prosecuted for persistent breaches in permit regulations, a court heard on Tuesday. A statement from the Environment Agency explained that Warren Steele, a former ...

30 March 2020

Treat all waste as contaminated, global body warns

 

The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, an international organisation for waste sector employees, has told workers to assume that any recyclable or waste materials handled may be contaminated by the coronavirus. The claim was made ...

30 March 2020

Warnings over domestic burning of waste

 

Councils across the country have issued warnings to residents about the dangers of burning waste following a spate of incidents. This comes as some residents have been reportedly setting fire to rubbish, particularly green waste, ...

30 March 2020

Suez bags Highlands contract extension

 

Highlands council has awarded Suez an extension to its contract to treat more than 16,00 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling, in a deal which could be worth more than £5.5 million.  First awarded in ...