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3 June 2020

Lack of rules breeds ‘inconsistent’ recycling in London HMOs

A lack of structured rules around chores in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) in London leads to inconsistency and a large amount of contamination in recycling, research suggests. An ethnographic study conducted by WRAP, the ...

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3 June 2020

Duo to map fuel efficient routes for waste crews

 

A partnership between route optimisation company Integrated Skills Ltd (ISL) and asset management company, Yotta, has been reached and aims to help councils map out fuel efficient routes for waste collections.  Explaining the ...

3 June 2020

‘Test HWRC staff’ if they have symptoms

 

Defra says any member of staff working at a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) who develops symptoms of 

1 June 2020

Sheffield implements fines for HWRC queues  

 

Sheffield city council has introduced a £70 fine for drivers queuing on roads to access Household Waste and Recycling centres (HWRCs). The council said that the large numbers of people trying to access the HWRCs in recent ...

29 May 2020

Guidelines published for reopening of Scottish HWRCs

 

Guidance for Scottish local authorities on how to reopen and manage household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) has been published by the Scottish government and COSLA. Key aspects of the guidance include advising limiting the ...

28 May 2020

Bywaters wins Tower Hamlets MRF contract

 

Bywaters has won a contract worth nearly £8 million to provide materials recycling facility (MRF) services for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The contract, for which Bywaters were the only bidders, will see the waste ...

27 May 2020

Recycling returning to normal, survey shows

 

The number of local authorities reporting their recycling collections to be operating as normal has risen for the third consecutive week, with 81% of councils now running a normal service. The findings come as a result of the ...

27 May 2020

Less than a year to ‘Letsrecycle Live’ 2021

 

With less than a year to go until Letsrecycle Live 2021, the UK’s exhibition and conference event for the waste, recycling and sustainability sector has unveiled extra show themes and expansion into a third hall. To ...

22 May 2020

Veolia gets permit for proposed Heysham EfW

 

Veolia has been awarded a permit by the Environment Agency for a 350,400 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Heysham, Lancashire. If built, the plant will generate 34MWe each year, which the company says ...

21 May 2020

Government responds to Waste Strategy concerns

 

The government has pledged to “review arrangements” to engage with local government on the implementation of its Resources and Waste Strategy.   The comments came as the government responded