Councils Wednesday 25 November 2020
25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an ...


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25 November 2020

Biffa’s Cornwall contract valued at £273 million


The value of Biffa’s new contract with Cornwall council to provide waste collection services from February 2021 has been revealed by the authority at £273,584,785 (excluding VAT). Biffa was announced as preferred bidder in ...

25 November 2020

Ears open for environmental taxes


With Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivering his Spending Review today, the waste and recycling sector will be listening out for any specific relevant measures. Spending generally, including for local authorities and other topics such ...

23 November 2020

Essex looks to take HWRCs in-house


Essex county council looks set to take the running of its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) and waste transfer stations in-house from March 2022. The county’s HWRCs are currently run by Veolia, with the French waste ...

20 November 2020

Changes to Cornish collections delayed


Plans to introduce weekly food waste collection and fortnightly waste and recycling collection services in Cornwall have been delayed by almost a year. Cornwall council agreed a new eight-year contract with Biffa to provide waste ...

19 November 2020

Paris court orders union talks on Veolia’s Suez move


A ruling today from France's Court of Appeal in Paris today (19 November) said that before Veolia can continue in its aim of acquiring rival business Suez, it will have to consult employee representative bodies (largely trade unions). [...

19 November 2020

Suez – Veolia: “Je t’aime moi non plus”


In this special news report, French journalist Christine Lairy of French publications Metal Tribune and Profession Recycleur traces the developments in Veolia's bid to acquire Suez.

17 November 2020

Dorset loses 16 RCVs in depot fire


Sixteen of Dorset council's waste collection vehicles were “destroyed or heavily damaged” in a fire at its Crookhill depot in Chickerell on Sunday (15 November). The fire was brought under control by 17.30 on Sunday, around ...

16 November 2020

FCC to supply heat to council-run energy firm


Swedish energy firm Vattenfall has launched an Energy Services Company (ESCo) with Midlothian council, which will run a string of "low carbon energy projects" across the local authority's territory. Its first project will be a low...

13 November 2020

Suez announces two contract wins in Scotland 


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK has won two treatments contracts in Scotland, with Aberdeenshire and the Highland councils. The waste and resource management company secured a £1.8 million contract with Aberdeenshire council to ...

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