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26 February 2021

Fly-tipping is ‘low risk and high reward’, says ESA

Fly-tipping statistics published by Defra this week highlight that it is a “low-risk and high reward crime", according to the Environmental Services Association (ESA). And, Keep Britain Tidy has called on the government to make...


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26 February 2021

Bradford sees 15% rise in contamination during pandemic


Bradford metropolitan district council has reported a 15% rise in contamination levels in some areas during the Covid-19 pandemic. And to tackle the issue, the council will send out wardens and recycling officers to high ...

25 February 2021

ADEPT finds increased service disruption


Councils are seeing increased disruption to waste and recycling collections, the latest survey results from the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has found.  Published yesterday (24 February...

25 February 2021

Three Rivers poised to top recycling league table


The annual local authority recycling League Champion award for England could be heading south to Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire next month. Provisional recycling statistics for the 2019/20 financial year, compiled...

24 February 2021

Caerphilly acquires 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs


Caerphilly county borough council took delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle 26 tonne 6x2 rear steer refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) from Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) this month. Fitted with 360° camera recording systems, the ...

24 February 2021

Fly-tipping incidents jumped 2% in 2019/20


Statistics published by Defra this morning (24 February) show there was a 2% increase in fly-tipping incidents recorded in 2019/20, compared to the previous year.  The data, based on incidents and actions reported through ...

24 February 2021

Opinion: ‘Councils are unsung heroes in reducing food waste’


With Food Waste Action Week beginning on 1 March, Sarah Clayton, head of citizen behaviour at WRAP, examines what the resources charity wants to achieve with its event. OPINION: ...

23 February 2021

Watford’s recycling rate improves after service changes


Watford’s council says recycling rates across the borough have improved to more than 50% since it introduced a food waste recycling service in September 2020. The amount of general waste sent for disposal has also fallen, the ...

23 February 2021

Legal case after 2014 Glasgow RCV fatalities


Glasgow city council’s insurers are suing First Bus, the former employer of Harry Clarke, the driver of a refuse collection vehicle which careered into pedestrians in the city just before Christmas in 2014. The insurers are ...

22 February 2021

Rejection for Wheelabrator’s Kemsley North EfW


Wheelabrator’s proposed Kemsley North energy from waste plant, which had a proposed capacity of 390,000 tonnes per year, has been turned down by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).