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‘Investment’ needed for waste strategy, GMCA says

The proposals contained within the government’s resources and waste strategy will necessitate “significant investment” across Greater Manchester, the region’s combined authority says. Under current plans, the government ...


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18 January 2021

Sector urged to keep Covid measures under review


The Waste Industry Health and Safety (WISH) Forum has urged the waste and recycling sector to “keep their practises under the most critical and challenging of reviews” in light of increasing community transmission of Covid-19.

14 January 2021

Two RCV drivers die from Covid in Milton Keynes


Two refuse workers employed by Serco on their contract for Milton Keynes council have died after testing positive for Covid-19. The staff members were both drivers but working on separate teams, Serco has confirmed. This ...

14 January 2021

Urbaser acquires six Amey waste contracts  


Environmental services company Urbaser has acquired six waste management contracts from Amey, with a portfolio value of over £30 million per year. The contracts involve waste and recycling collections, street cleansing and ...

14 January 2021

School Covid-19 testing waste advice for contractors


Waste management contractors and similar businesses handling waste items from coronavirus testing in schools may be able to store the material if necessary, before moving it on for disposal treatment. has ...

13 January 2021

Letsrecycle Live and Demo Expo rescheduled to September


In light of the ongoing pandemic, co-located events Letsrecycle Live and the Demolition Expo have been rescheduled to 15-16 September 2021 at NAEC Stoneleigh, Coventry.   The showcase exhibition and conference event for...

12 January 2021

‘Incineration tax’ could hit Leicestershire budget


Leicestershire county council has said it is considering how a “tax on incineration” could impact its waste budget over the next four years.   This comes as the council has detailed how its medium term financial strategy...

12 January 2021

Recycling Association calls for separate paper collections


Local authorities should introduce separate collections for paper and cardboard by 2025, according to the Recycling Association. The trade association for independent waste paper processors and their equipment suppliers also wants...

11 January 2021

Coventry’s in-house MRF set to receive planning permission


Coventry city council looks set to grant planning permission for an in-house materials recycling facility (MRF) at a planning committee meeting on 14 January. The plans were expected to receive approval on 10 December, but the ...

8 January 2021

Increased festive waste and staffing issues hit collections


Several councils across the UK have reported collection issues in recent days, citing increased festive waste, the Covid-19 pandemic and adverse weather conditions as reasons for the delays. Cardiff council estimates about 400 ...