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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 ...


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7 May 2021

LARAC urges more time for consistency response


The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) is urging Defra to reinstate a full 12 week consultation period for its consultation on consistent collections, declaring the reduced timescale of eight weeks as “...

6 May 2021

Consistency consultation due ‘shortly’


With local elections taking place today (6 May), it is believed an announcement on the delayed consultation on consistent collections could be due very soon. The consultation on consistency in recycling collections is one of three...

6 May 2021

Aberdeenshire reapplies for three-weekly funding


Aberdeenshire council is reapplying for funding from the Scottish Government for the rollout of a three-weekly residual waste collection service. The plans to change the frequency of residual waste collections, in hopes to improve...

6 May 2021

Commercial waste volumes ‘to rise by 23%’


Commercial waste volumes in London are predicted to rise by 23% in the current financial year (2021/22) when compared with 2020/21, but will still be significantly lower than levels seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.  

5 May 2021

Covid-19 sees St Helens’s waste tonnages soar


St Helens borough council said yesterday (4 May) lockdowns and widespread home working had seen it collect extra tonnes of waste during “almost every month” of the Covid-19 pandemic. Council figures from July 2020 to February ...

5 May 2021

Envar re-awarded Milton Keynes organics contract 


Envar Composting has been re-awarded a contract by Milton Keynes council to treat up to 25,000 tonnes of commingled food and garden waste per year. The contract, published on  Monday (3 May), has been valued at £1.2 million a ...

5 May 2021

Appointments round-up (04/05/2021)


With news of an ELV chief for EMR; new faces and a departure at CIWM; and Paldeep Bhatti moves on from the Kent Resource Partnership. Additions and a departure at CIWM

30 April 2021

Mansfield contamination levels show ‘marked increase’


A report from Mansfield district council has highlighted a “marked increase” in the number of recycling loads rejected at Veolia’s sorting facility. Written by waste and recycling manager Ryan Oliff, the report went before ...

29 April 2021

Max Recycle granted appeal in Durham council dispute


The Durham Company, trading as Max Recycle, has been granted permission to appeal a court order striking off a claim it brought against...