Councils Sunday 17 February 2019
15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together

The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...


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14 February 2019

Court injunction refused in Birmingham collection dispute


A trade union has warned that it may escalate industrial action against Birmingham council over waste collection practices – despite failing in a bid for a temporary High Court injunction. This is the latest development in a ...

14 February 2019

Targets ‘unachievable’ without non-household waste


England will not reach a 65% municipal recycling target without an increase in the recycling of waste from non-household sources. That’s according to Claire Shrewsbury, head of government and communities at resources charity ...

14 February 2019

Concerns raised over DRS impact


Concerns over the potential impacts of a deposit return system (DRS) in the UK emerged at the Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference in London yesterday (13 February). Sentiment from some in the audience and on a panel ...

13 February 2019

City of London awards environmental achievers


Ten businesses and individuals have been honoured at the Corporation of London’s Clean City Awards – described as ‘the Square Mile’s top environmental gongs’. The scheme, run by the City of London and held at The Mansion...

13 February 2019

Resource London details ‘challenge’ in flats recycling


A partnership programme between the London Waste & Recycling Board (LWARB) and WRAP has published insights from its research into improving recycling rates in flats. Resource London launched its two year project with the ...

12 February 2019

‘Economically’ could be dropped from TEEP


A major and potentially controversial change to the regulations governing the sorting of waste for recycling is being proposed, with the removal of the word “economically” from the TEEP requirements. The TEEP regulations are ...

8 February 2019

South Lakes approves ‘closed lid’ waste policy


South Lakeland council has agreed a ‘closed lid’ policy in a bid to encourage residents to ensure that their recyclable materials are recycled, and not disposed of as residual waste. The policy is part of a wider move aimed at...

7 February 2019

Separate paper collection trials to launch in Gateshead


A trial to boost the amount of paper and cardboard collected for recycling and to reduce contamination will get underway in parts of Gateshead and South Tyneside this month. More than 1,000 homes in Low Fell and Deckham wards in...

6 February 2019

Vehicle and equipment round-up (06/02/2019)


With news on: Grundon invests in material handler; South Ayrshire cracks down on contamination; TOMRA units boost paper recovery; and, Cawleys invests in vehicle.

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