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24 June 2019

‘Consistent collections needed’, retailers tell Which?

In the face of criticism from the Which? Consumer group that almost 50% of packaging from supermarkets cannot be recycled, retailers have said that consistent household collections would help. Confusing messages on labelling were ...


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21 June 2019

Compulsory recycling and food waste trial for Swindon


Swindon borough council is making its kerbside recycling service compulsory for residents from August 2019. The move comes ahead of a trial of separate food waste collections, to be launched the following month (September), which ...

21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

20 June 2019

Wigan council introduces electronic HWRC permits


Wigan council has announced a system for electronic permits at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which it says will reduce waiting time from five days to two hours. Under the new model, residents with vans and twin...

20 June 2019

Viridor to process all East Sussex recyclate


Viridor has been awarded a seven-year contract worth £20 million to process approximately 50,000 tonnes per year of dry mixed recyclables from East Sussex county council. The company already holds a contract for processing some material from...

19 June 2019

Aberdeenshire outlines three-weekly collection trial


A trial of a three-weekly residual waste collection service for homes in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is to begin later this month, as the Scottish local authority assesses whether the measure could be rolled out further. Changes to ...

19 June 2019

Serco secures Windsor & Maidenhead contract


Services firm Serco has signed an eight-year contract to manage waste and recycling collection services on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. The new contract which begins in September 2019, will see Serco ...

18 June 2019

Black bag sorting ‘drives up recycling’ at Welsh councils


SPECIAL REPORT: The Vale of Glamorgan’s introduction of a sector-leading, black bag sorting initiative has drastically improved recycling rates and reduced residual waste by changing the way waste is managed.  FCC explain the impacts of the ...

17 June 2019

WRAP: Listening and responding over consistency


While the Consistency and other consultations have closed, discussions continue on how the ideas contained in these could impact on local authorities. Peter Maddox, Director at WRAP reflects on the benefits that should arise ...

14 June 2019

Highland council gets approval for RDF plant


Planning permission has been granted for a facility in Inverness to process more than 80,000 tonnes of residual waste to produce refuse derived fuel (RDF). The facility, which is being developed by Highland council, is to be built...