Coronavirus Thursday 28 May 2020
27 May 2020

Recycling returning to normal, survey shows

The number of local authorities reporting their recycling collections to be operating as normal has risen for the third consecutive week, with 81% of councils now running a normal service. The findings come as a result of the ...




26 May 2020

Agency relaxes infectious waste treatment rules


In its latest Covid-19 regulatory position statement (RPS) the Environment Agency has relaxed permit requirements on the treatment and storage of waste potentially infected with coronavirus. Published on 22 May, RPS C1 allows ...

19 May 2020

Veolia launches PPE treatment service


Waste management company Veolia has launched a service  for the collection and treatment of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic. Designed to maintain health and safety requirements and developed by...

19 May 2020

Disruption to food collections easing, survey finds


Disruption to food waste collections in England appears to be easing, with 90% of respondents to a weekly survey on council waste services reporting that the service is operating as normal. This marks an increase of 20% from the ...

19 May 2020

Cardiff’s recycling to ‘return to normal’


Cardiff council has announced that collections of kerbside recycling and food waste will no longer be sent for energy recovery from next month. In April, the Welsh local authority announced that all recyclables except for garden ...

18 May 2020

WISH updates Covid-19 advice for fourth time


The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum’s guidance document for managing coronavirus risks for waste management activities has been updated for the fourth time. Released late on Friday (15 May), the fifth ...

12 May 2020

Recognition of waste sector ‘could become permanent’


The waste sector continues to gain recognition for its work in the municipal frontline during the coronavirus outbreak, with communications experts suggesting that public recognition could become a permanent feature of the pandemic.  

5 May 2020

‘No reason in law why HWRCs cannot be open’ – Defra


There is “no reason in law” why household waste recycling centres cannot be open, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs declared today (5 May). Strengthening its stance of “encouraging” local authorities...

1 May 2020

WasteCare highlights need for clean workplaces


With the end of the coronavirus lockdown nearly in sight, the chairman of Leeds-based specialist waste management firm WasteCare has highlighted the importance of making sure workplaces and other areas of buildings are clean. ...

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