Councils Monday 17 February 2020
17 February 2020

Kennan and Suez agree Aberdeen extension

Keenan Recycling has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with Suez to treat Aberdeen’s household garden and food waste. Suez has been in partnership with the Aberdeen-based organic waste recycling company since 2002...

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13 February 2020

East Lothian procurement delayed by DRS

 

East Lothian council is to extend its recycling collection contract with Biffa after the process of procuring a new contract was delayed by the need to examine the impact of Scotland’s planned deposit return scheme (DRS). The ...

12 February 2020

East Riding receives Recycling League champion’s trophy

 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been recognised for topping the Recycling League of England’s local authorities with a recycling rate of 64.8% for 2018/19. In the wake of figures published by the government in December, the...

12 February 2020

Bristol Mayor opens ‘transformed’ HWRC

 

A ‘transformed’ household reuse and recycling centre was officially opened in Avonmouth yesterday (February 11) following significant investment at the site. Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, attended the official unveiling of ...

11 February 2020

Renewi seeks alternatives for East London RDF

 

Renewi’s contracts to send East London's waste to two energy from waste (EfW) facilities in Europe are “under review”, following the introduction of the Dutch RDF import tax, it emerged this week. And, a report from Renewi ...

11 February 2020

Redditch spot checks find 23% contamination

 

Redditch borough council has increased efforts to curb its “shockingly high” contamination rate, after a spot check found that 23% of what was collected from its recycling bins was contaminated. The Worcestershire-based ...

10 February 2020

Waste services feel force of Storm Ciara

 

Councils, waste authorities and even the police issued warnings about Storm Ciara, as the squall disrupted waste services over the weekend. And, household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) across the country were forced to close...

10 February 2020

Aberdeenshire trials polystyrene recycling

 

Aberdeenshire council has begun a one-year trial of polystyrene recycling at three of its household recycling centres as part of efforts to boost recycling rates in the county. A one-year contract was signed with packaging company...

10 February 2020

Pendle tackles ‘unacceptable’ contamination

 

Pendle borough council is stepping up efforts to tackle contamination of recycling bins and will be placing stickers on receptacles if they contain the wrong items. Residents will be asked to remove the wrong items from the blue ...

7 February 2020

Reducing waste ‘central’ to Sutton’s climate emergency

 

VIDEO REPORT: Reducing waste is Sutton council’s “number one priority” in its climate emergency plans, a councillor told letsrecycle.com while also hailing the council’s move away from landfill. And, the council ...