News Sunday 9 May 2021
7 May 2021

Defra issues consistency consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has this morning (7 May) released its delayed consultation on consistent collections in England. In the document, Defra confirms the proposal of free garden waste collections, a preference for more frequent than fortnightly collections in urban areas and weekly food...

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21 April 2021

UK representative outlines waste goals to UN  


Goals of the UK’s Resources and Waste Strategy were laid out to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva yesterday (20 April). The goals were set out in a speech made to the UNECE, which is a ...

21 April 2021

Arrests in ‘large’ waste burying investigation


The Environment Agency says five individuals from across the Midlands were arrested yesterday (20 April) following an investigation into ‘large-scale’ waste crime activity. Enforcement action is said to have taken place at ...

21 April 2021

Recyclers welcome reopening of charity shops


Charity shops are seeing a "strong influx" of textile donations in their first week of trading since reopening over a week ago (12 April), but difficulties reported by recyclers remain. While increased tonnages have been ...

20 April 2021

Crews remain at large Yorkshire metals fire


A fire which broke out at a metals recycling site in Goole, East Riding, on Sunday (18 April) has today been extinguished, but fire crews remain on scene to ensure no hotpots remain. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called ...

20 April 2021

Prime Biomass – ‘The other side of the story’ reported earlier this month on the sentence of two Directors of Prime Biomass Ltd - 'Prime Biomass ...

20 April 2021

Warning over ‘Facebook waste services’


Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is warning people to be “on their guard” against illegal waste carriers after two cases involving illegal operators advertising services on Facebook. The regulator said that on average, a ...

20 April 2021

GMCA reports big rise in paper contamination


A fall in the value of mixed paper towards the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 contributed to a large rise in the tonnage of recyclables rejected in Greater Manchester.  A report which will go before the ...

20 April 2021

Newham to implement weekly recycling collections  


Newham council is moving to weekly recycling collections in order to boost its recycling performance, which at 20.3% in 2019/20 is “significantly below national and regional averages”. At a meeting on 13 April, the council...

20 April 2021

Single-use plastic bans could differ across UK


The sale of several single-use plastic items including plates and cutlery could be banned in Northern Ireland – but not in the rest of the UK – from 1 January 2022 or sooner. This is because under the Northern Ireland Protocol...

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