Councils Friday 24 November 2017
22 November 2017

WRAP consistency work presents ‘mixed picture’

Work carried out by WRAP into the business case for greater consistency shows a ‘mixed picture’ in terms of the strengths of implementing the framework. The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) this week published a summary ...


With latest news for councils and past stories. More information.
Or use our News Archive below.


22 November 2017

Biffa reports higher revenue but municipal work under pressure


Biffa today reported half year results to 22 September 2017 (H1) with net revenue up 7.8% and operating profit up 9.3% compared to the same period last year. Underlying profit after tax was up 56.1% to £26.7m. The figures were ...

20 November 2017

Urbaser wins joint North and East Hertfordshire contract


Waste management firm Urbaser has won a joint North and East Hertfordshire contract and will take over the work from Veolia in May 2018. Spanish-owned Urbaser, which has its UK division based in Cheltenham, has today (20 November...

20 November 2017

Wyre Forest praises joint waste strategy


Wyre Forest district council has praised a joint waste strategy between local authorities in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, which it says has helped reduce the amount of waste sent for landfill. And, the council’s cabinet ...

15 November 2017

Somerset looks to align waste services


Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced plans to align waste and recycling collection, disposal and vehicle procurement arrangements by March 2020. According to the Partnership, operating under three unified contracts will ...

10 November 2017

Balance needed over food waste and plastic liners, says WRAP


Operators of anaerobic digestor plants have signalled that concerns about plastic being found in digestate for spreading on fields will be reduced if guidance published this week by WRAP is followed. But, it is unclear what ...

Suth Cambs 9 November 2017

Veolia transfer staff to retain existing terms at East Cambs


East Cambridgeshire district council has confirmed that staff transferring from Veolia to the council’s East Cambs trading company will retain their ‘existing conditions’, when the council brings its waste collections service in-house ...

8 November 2017

Bryson renews Lisburn & Castlereagh contract


Bryson Recycling has announced it has won a further contract to continue delivering doorstep recycling services to over 14,500 households for an authority to the south of Belfast. The recycling company, part of the Bryson ...

8 November 2017

Hampshire and Berkshire’s re3 review HWRC charges


Plans to make cost savings at household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) have moved forward this week in both Hampshire and parts of Berkshire, in regards to charges for using the facilities. Hampshire Hampshire county ...

2 November 2017

Rhondda CT council targets recycling contamination


Rhondda Cynon Taf council is calling on residents to reduce recycling contamination and avoid putting food waste into recycling bags, in a bid to increase recycling in the borough. The council recorded a 64% recycling and ...

Country Style 234x120 june 2016 FINAL powerday_234x60_2017