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15 August 2018

EU State Aid case sought over commercial collections

EXCLUSIVE: Max Recycle has reported Durham county council to the European Commission for allegedly breaching state aid rules with regards to commercial waste collections. The complaint was filed earlier this month and accused the ...


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15 August 2018

Cups and cartons HWRC pilot launches in Cornwall


Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

14 August 2018

Kent extends recyclables contract with Viridor


Viridor is set to continue its recycling partnership with Kent county council following agreement on a 24-month contract extension through to July 2020. The processing and selling of kerbside recycling contract, which has been ...

14 August 2018

Hampshire drops glass tender over DRS ‘concerns’


Hampshire county council has abandoned its procurement of a glass processing contract due to “uncertainty” over the impacts that a deposit return scheme (DRS) could have on council collections. Earlier this year, Hampshire ...

13 August 2018

Two councils eye waste service revisions


Two local authorities in the south of the country are pursuing changes to their waste services, in the hope of achieving savings and driving up recycling. Last week, Reading borough council launched a public consultation on its ...

10 August 2018

Campaign targets contamination in Salford


Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Salford city council on a campaign to target unwanted materials ending up in the recycling. According to Recycle for Greater Manchester – the public facing brand of the Greater ...

9 August 2018

Reflections on the procurement toolkit webinar


SPECIAL REPORT: An overview of the recent webinar which looked at forthcoming public sector procurement best practice. The recent webinar on Local Authority Waste Services and Contracts ...

6 August 2018

Wealden and Kier in agreement after ‘appalling’ service


Wealden district council has agreed on a recovery plan with its waste collection contractor, Kier, after reports of an “appalling” level of service over recent weeks. Kier is the waste collections contractor for four councils ...

Coral 3 August 2018

Coral Products to add recycling unit to Haydock site


Coral Products (Mouldings) Ltd has announced that it has ordered a plastic recycling unit to be installed at its Haydock facility in Merseyside, which will be operational in January 2019. The company, which is a ...

3 August 2018

Defra strategy ‘will not require’ food waste collections


Defra is set to exclude mandatory food waste collections by local authorities as a policy proposal for its forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy. Following a recent meeting between the Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable ...

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