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15 February 2018

London committee warns over loss of recyclables to EfW

London needs to become self-sufficient in managing the waste it generates, reducing waste sent to energy from waste as the population grows, the London Assembly Environment Committee urged in a report published today (15 February).


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20 February 2018

Ealing council covered by recycling information app


London borough of Ealing council is urging residents to download an app created by a software company so they can see a range of information on recycling services in the area.  The app is called @home and is also available in...

20 February 2018

Every Can Counts supports women’s cycling team for 2018


‘Every Can Counts’, is to support the UK-based Trek-Drops professional women’s cycling team for the duration of the 2018 season. This is the second consecutive year that the Every Can Counts programme – managed by the ...

20 February 2018

Irish Waste Services wins Lisburn & Castlereagh HWRC work


Lisburn & Castlereagh city council in Northern Ireland has awarded a contract to Irish Waste Services of Carryduff for the collection, processing and treatment of waste from its three household recycling centres.  This ...

Northampton 19 February 2018

Northampton to commingle under 10-year Veolia deal


Northampton borough council is to switch from kerbside sort recycling collections to a commingled service from June 2018, following the award of a 10-year contract to Veolia. The Conservative-controlled authority has approved the ...

15 February 2018

Greater Manchester unveils zero levy increase for 2018/19


In its first full budget approval since ending its contract with Viridor, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has approved a £91.9 million budget for 2018/19 with a zero levy increase. And, the authority has ...

14 February 2018

Pay as you throw for Guernsey from 2019


EXCLUSIVE: States of Guernsey is set to introduce a ‘pay as you throw’ system (PAYT) for residual waste collections next year. The system, which involves a charge for disposal of residual waste, is a controversial topic and has not yet ...

13 February 2018

Blackpool confirms move in-house


Blackpool council expects to make “significant savings” when it brings its waste collection service back in-house next year, when its contract with Veolia comes to an end. The authority has accused Veolia of offering savings ...

9 February 2018

Cornwall progresses collections rethink


Cornwall council has unanimously approved to progress its draft Household Resources & Waste strategy to a public consultation. The strategy will aim to “replicate best practice of other similar local authorities”. ...

Biffa 9 February 2018

Central Beds set for collections review


Central Bedfordshire council is looking at ways to increase efficiency and make savings to its waste collection service. A consultation into changes to the authority’s service, which includes a move to three-weekly residual ...

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