Councils Tuesday 20 August 2019
20 August 2019

Midlands authorities eye MRF to cut sorting costs

Coventry city council is leading a group of six Midlands authorities in drawing up plans to build a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in response to ‘rising’ private sector costs for sorting recyclable waste. The ...


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19 August 2019

Funding boost for council kerbside WEEE collections


Around £3 million in funding has been made available to local authorities for initiatives aimed at boosting the recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) through kerbside collections. The funding is ...

19 August 2019

West Berkshire petition to force debate on plastic collections


A petition from residents in West Berkshire could force the local council to debate its plastics recycling policy. Currently the only plastic recycled by West Berkshire council is plastic bottles. This policy applies to both ...

16 August 2019

Council approves Suez Blackburn EfW plans


Suez UK’s plans for an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant near Blackburn were approved yesterday (15 August) by Blackburn with Darwen borough council. But, construction of the plant is now dependent on the waste management ...

16 August 2019

News in brief (16/08/19)


With news on: Whitham Mills wins baler order in Italy; WRAP opens collection vehicle consultation; Adler & Allan launch rebrand; and Natural Resources Wales ...

16 August 2019

Noise rules for kerbside glass to impact on vehicle firms


New standards on noise produced by the kerbside collection of glass could shift responsibility to vehicle manufacturers. The Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) and the government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE...

15 August 2019

Fly-tipping and business use cause bring bank closures


EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities across the UK are closing recycling bring banks because of fly-tipping and misuse by businesses. The closure of the sites is also seen as a way to save money, with most of the materials taken at ...

15 August 2019

News in brief (15/08/19)


With news on; Leicestershire launch campaign to curb contamination; Wembley soil redistributed to Brent pitches; Willshee's named as inspirational company; Hertfordshire "supersite" progresses, and; Milton Keynes use cameras to crack down on ...

15 August 2019

Quality concerns hit kerbside textile recycling


EXCLUSIVE: Material quality, tightening end markets and low participation rates are seeing councils review their kerbside textile recycling collections, has learned. Among the major market challenges at ...

14 August 2019

Rochdale releases food waste consultation results


Most Rochdale residents know what should be put in their food waste bin, a consultation carried out by the borough council has found – but despite this many people still put food waste in their residual bin. The survey on ...