Councils Tuesday 16 October 2018
12 October 2018

LARAC winners highlight ‘amazing work’

The winners of the annual LARAC celebration awards were announced earlier this week, with awards ranging from best council communication campaign to team of the year. LARAC chair Carole Taylor welcomed everyone to the annual ...


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Warrens Group 16 October 2018

News in Brief (16/10/2018)


With news on: Viridor's Safestore contract; MRWA cardboard recycling campaign; Warrens Group biomethane delivery truck; and Refuse Vehicle Solutions finance package. Viridor secures Safestore waste ...

15 October 2018

Councils must ‘identify risks’ in new waste contracts


The need for local authorities to recognise and mitigate risk when procuring contracts was highlighted during a workshop session at the LARAC Conference last week. And, the panel agreed that more work needs to be done to now ...

15 October 2018

NLWA seeks public funding for Edmonton ERF


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has announced that the construction of its new energy recovery facility (ERF) in Edmonton will be funded through direct public borrowing. This means that the authority will be borrowing ...

12 October 2018

Mixed reactions to EU recycled content proposals


Wednesday’s vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to amend the Commission’s Single Use Plastics Directive has received mixed responses. And, the parent body of the UK's British Retail Consortium,  ...

10 October 2018

Application submitted to re-open Potters landfill


Potters Waste management has applied to increase the amount of waste allowed at its Bryn Posteg landfill site, allowing it to re-open after the company's permit was suspended earlier this year. This comes after Natural ...

10 October 2018

Plymouth Council and Viridor team up for plastics campaign


Plymouth City Council and Viridor have teamed up to show residents how putting the “right stuff in the right bin” can ensure more plastics are recycled, reprocessed and reused.  In a behind-the-scenes day of filming at ...

9 October 2018

Cuts to HWRCs will ‘significantly’ hit recycling


A YouGov survey for FCC Environment has found that further reductions in services at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) could “significantly affect recycling rates”. The poll for FCC Environment, which runs 96 HWRCs...

9 October 2018

Grundon opens £7 million Banbury facility


Grundon Waste Management has opened a £7 million waste facility in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The 20,000 sq m facility on Thorne Road will see Grundon integrate its offices, depot and waste transfer station onto the one site. The ...

9 October 2018

Recycling scheme launches in Leeds city centre


An initiative in Leeds which will pilot recycling facilities for plastic, cans and paper cups across the city centre will launch later today (October 9). The initiative is called #LeedsByExample and will aim to increase ‘on-...

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