Councils Thursday 6 August 2020
6 August 2020

Cumbria and Doncaster in plastic road initiatives 

Cumbria county council and Doncaster council are both participating in separate  highway and kerbside initiatives using recycled plastic materials following successful trials. Cumbria ...


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4 August 2020

Wokingham leader threatens to ‘part company’ with Re3


The leader of Wokingham borough council has threatened to “part company” with the Re3 waste partnership, if an agreement on the “future direction” of waste and recycling can’t be reached. Speaking at a Joint Waste ...

4 August 2020

Challenge planned over Javelin Park ruling


Gloucestershire-based community group Community R4C intends to challenge a recent High Court ruling relating to the Javelin Park energy from waste (EfW) contract. In a ruling handed down on 17 July, Justice Jonathon Russon said ...

3 August 2020

Essex CC reveals Tovi Eco Park ‘in administration’


Residual waste which had been going to the Tovi Eco Park facility in Basildon, Essex, is now to go to landfill, Essex county council has confirmed. And the authority has revealed that the operator of Tovi Eco Park – UBB Waste (...

31 July 2020

Mid Devon rolls out new kerbside sort fleet


A new fleet of kerbside sort recycling trucks have started to be rolled out across Mid Devon as part of a 'green upgrade'. Ten vehicles, which were scheduled to be upgraded in 2020, have been delivered this month by Ireland-based ...

29 July 2020

Red diesel tax ‘will add to council waste bills’


Government plans to scrap the lower rate of fuel duty on red diesel from April 2022 will add £1 per tonne to council waste bills, the managing director of Re-Gen Waste Ltd claims. Joseph Doherty claimed the proposal will add an ...

29 July 2020

Norfolk unveils £1.9 million in-house HWRC


Norfolk county council has invited the public to comment on plans for an in-house £1.9 million Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) in the south of Norwich. The new HWRC will replace the facility in Ketteringham, and will ...

28 July 2020

Recycling services approaching pre-Covid levels


Disruption to recycling services offered by English local authorities is continuing to fall, according to latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). For the week ...

Somerset 28 July 2020

Somerset set to roll out new waste service


The Somerset Waste Partnership has said its Recycle More service will launch in October if plans are approved this Friday, 31 July. The Recycle More service will see a gradual introduction of three-weekly residual collections ...

24 July 2020

North East councils plan £2.1bn EfW project


Seven councils across the North East are joining forces in plans for a 40-year energy from waste (EfW) project potentially worth £2.1 billion. The ‘Tees Valley’ facility is proposed for a region where the private sector, ...

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