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6 April 2021

Councils weigh up HWRC booking systems

With the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions, councils are weighing up the benefits of booking systems at their household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Booking systems were introduced at many HWRCs following the reopening of ...




31 March 2021

Covid-19 hits London’s commercial waste sector


The UK has now laboured under some form of Covid-19 restrictions for more than a year. In this special report James Langley looks at the pandemic's impact on commercial waste in central London.

9 March 2021

Staff absences hit local authority collections


Collection services continue to be affected by staff absences, according to the latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). Covering the week beginning 1 March, ...

5 March 2021

Cab ventilation ‘key’ to reducing Covid transmission


A report commissioned by waste management company Veolia has found that keeping refuse collection vehicles ventilated is “key” to preventing the spread of Covid-19 among crews. Released yesterday (March 4), the study began...

4 March 2021

Eustice calls on firms to adopt workplace testing


The Environment Secretary has called on businesses including those in the waste sector to adopt the government’s free Covid-19 workplace testing programme. George Eustice issued his appeal in a letter sent on 2 March to “the ...

26 February 2021

Prices and PFI boost Veolia results


Veolia yesterday (25 February) published its results for 2020, which chairman and CEO Antoine Frerot hailed as “very strong”, as well as proving Veolia’s “resilience” and “exceptional rebound” in confronting the Covid-19 ...

26 February 2021

Bradford sees 15% rise in contamination during pandemic


Bradford metropolitan district council has reported a 15% rise in contamination levels in some areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. And to tackle the issue, the council will send out wardens and recycling officers to high ...

25 February 2021

ADEPT finds increased service disruption


Councils are seeing increased disruption to waste and recycling collections, the latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has found.  Published yesterday (24 February...

15 February 2021

Pandemic adds to fall in newsprint production


The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline in the production of newsprint and other graphic grades in Europe, but in contrast packaging grades have jumped in demand. The trends are revealed in provisional figures for 2020 ...

12 February 2021

Covid-19 workplace testing portal opens for businesses


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the launch of an an online portal to help businesses secure rapid ...