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21 September 2017

Councils gear up for Recycle Week

With Recycle Week less than a week away, councils around the country are preparing for the week-long event to raise awareness of recycling and waste issues. Taking place between 25 September and 1 October, Recycle Week is ...


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21 September 2017

London’s waste ‘could rise by 1 million tonnes’


The volume of waste collected by local authorities in London could rise by up to 1 million tonnes per year if the population grows as expected over the next three decades. This is among the headline figures in a report published ...

19 September 2017

Bradford to sign ‘milestone’ 12-year waste contract


Bradford council will reach a “major milestone” on Thursday (21 September) as it signs a 12-year contract for waste treatment with Associated Waste Management (AWM). The Yorkshire-based company was named in April as the ...

19 September 2017

Birmingham waste workers vote to continue strike


Birmingham refuse workers involved in a long-running dispute over potential job cuts, yesterday (18 September) voted to continue strike action. Trade union Unite, which represents the council’s refuse workers, said action could ...

19 September 2017

Wigan prepares for collections overhaul


Wigan council has set forth a major communications campaign to introduce changes to its waste and recycling service at the end of September, which include a switch to a three-weekly residual waste collection. Speaking to ...

19 September 2017

Cory selected as preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets contract


Cory Riverside Energy has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets council’s residual waste disposal contract – and is in line to take the contract over from Veolia. The contract, which could run for up to 17 ...

18 September 2017

Southampton moves ahead with waste trading arm


Southampton city council is moving ahead with plans to establish a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to run waste collection and other public services in the city. The LATCo will be wholly-owned by the local authority to ...

15 September 2017

Franchise model gains traction at RWM


LWARB subsidiary, London Business Waste and Recycling, and a Westminster city council expert this week advocated a franchise model to deliver waste services for certain locations. The calls came during a panel discussion at the ...

14 September 2017

Charity news round-up (14/09/2017)


With news on: Michael Eavis joins Viridor celebrations; Ellgia takes on Berlin Marathon; Veolia supports Race for Life; and, LondonWaste's charity pledge.

13 September 2017

Defra hosts China recycling exports meeting


A meeting is being held today (September 14) at the offices of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of a government bid to find out more about the concerns over export restrictions to China.

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