Councils Wednesday 24 April 2019
24 April 2019

Ipswich drops commingled organics service

A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an...


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18 April 2019

Essex advised to reject second Rivenhall EfW plan


EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied ...

18 April 2019

Aberdeenshire to roll-out HWRC changes


Aberdeenshire council has stated that changes to its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) – which were announced in its waste strategy – will be introduced this month. The changes see three sites with the lowest ...

17 April 2019

Fire-hit Westhampnett HWRC to partially reopen


A fire-hit West Sussex HWRC site is to partially reopen from tomorrow (18 April), but plans are being drawn up for the long-term rebuilding of the facility. The fire at the Viridor-run HWRC site at Westhampnett, which was believed...

16 April 2019

Birmingham to move ahead with waste service review


Birmingham city council is to press ahead with a review of its waste service, after the council’s Scrutiny Committee voted against calling the decision in last week (12 April). The review had been questioned by the Labour ...

16 April 2019

Rural council funding ‘concern’ over Resources Strategy


Officers from a Yorkshire local authority have questioned how funding for recycling services will be divided between rural and urban authorities through the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Concerns over the way that ...

16 April 2019

FCC picks up East Lothian residual waste contract


FCC Environment has been awarded a contract worth up to £33 million for the treatment of residual waste on behalf of East Lothian council. The contract, which runs for a total of ten years, will see FCC handle between 25,000 to ...

15 April 2019

Pembrokeshire to check HWRC residual waste


Pembrokeshire county council in south Wales has announced that residents bringing waste to its six Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will be asked to demonstrate that they are not disposing of recyclable items. The...

15 April 2019

The Value of Challenge


OPINION: Robin Davies, Business Development Director at Serco Environmental Services, takes a look at the role of competition in relation to local authority waste and recycling contracts. The ...

12 April 2019

Banks asked to intervene over Sinfin EfW plant


Derbyshire and Derby councils have called for financial backers of the Sinfin waste treatment centre to intervene to 'secure the future' of the delayed facility. The plant, which was due to open in 2017, is being built on the ...

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