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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19 April 2021

Portsmouth’s weekly waste allowance returns to normal


Portsmouth residents’ weekly general waste allowance returned to normal today (19 April), having been increased during the lockdown to encourage people to stay at home. The limit was increased by one additional bag of rubbish ...

19 April 2021

Five days left to enter Awards for Excellence


There are just five days left to enter the 18th annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management, hosted by   Taking place on...

19 April 2021

Thurrock slams union claims of refuse crew pay cut


Thurrock council has dismissed claims from a union that it intends to cut the annual salary of refuse workers, as a strike over a proposed pay review enters its second week. Refuse workers in Thurrock began strike action on 13...

19 April 2021

‘Online marketplaces in the EPR consultation’


In this opinion piece Nigel Harvey, CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, examines proposals relating to online marketplaces contained within the recently published consultation on extended producer responsibility...

19 April 2021

Keep Britain Tidy tackles contamination in Milton Keynes


Keep Britain Tidy is working with Milton Keynes Council to help residents recycle correctly and drive down contamination. Reports in local Milton Keynes press had raised concerns about the ‘bin police’ going through residents...

16 April 2021

Consistency consultation delay met with disappointment


Defra’s decision to delay the publication of its second consultation on consistent collections until after the local elections on 6 May has been met with disappointment from the waste sector. The consultation of consistency in ...

16 April 2021

Online shopping switch ‘good for DS Smith’  


An increase in the number of people shopping online is a “good thing” for DS Smith as corrugated packaging will be the natural choice for customers, an investor seminar it hosted was told. In the seminar yesterday (15 ...

16 April 2021

Waste wood gate fees rising, recyclers say


Gate fees paid to tip waste wood are beginning to rise, recyclers have reported, but largely for lower grade material. This has been put down to the fact that there is an "abundance" of wood from sources such as household waste ...

16 April 2021

BWSC sells EfW plant construction arm


Danish power facility specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) announced the sale of its energy from waste (EfW) plant construction arm to a newly established company on 12 April. Scandinavian Energy ...

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