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19 February 2020

Merseyside councils to vote on food collections

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is to put the decision on a Liverpool-wide food waste collection service to the city’s district waste collection authorities. Options for the adoption of a weekly food waste ...


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11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption


Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

8 November 2019

News in brief (08/11/19)


With news on; Smurfit Kappa launches new food-safe packaging; Northampton homes move to wheeled bins; Viridor employ ‘pester power’ with packed lunch scheme; B&M first in North West to earn DVSA accreditation, and; Danish brand launches ...

8 November 2019

Hackney installs ‘UK first’ reverse vending machine


Hackney council has claimed to be the first local authority to install a reverse vending machine as part of its efforts to improve recycling rates in flats and on estates. The new machine, which has been supplied by Unisan,  ...

6 November 2019

Dorset Waste Partnership launches pay review


Dorset council is launching a review into the pay of drivers working for the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP). The review was launched at Dorset’s October cabinet meeting, when Cllr Anthony Alford – Dorset’s portfolio holder ...

6 November 2019

‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost


Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside. The call to action this week (November 5) comes in the wake of the Environment Agency launching a ...

5 November 2019

ACE calls for carton recycling support


The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has called on European policy makers to ensure cartons are collected and recycled. The call comes alongside its newly-launched campaign ‘We’re not just square, we’...

4 November 2019

Mixed progress at Amey’s Isle of Wight project


Development of Amey’s Isle of Wight Energy from Waste (EfW) facility is behind schedule, as the island’s local authority says that the plant will become operational around six months after the expected date. Last year Amey...

1 November 2019

Hot commissioning at delayed Suez Eco Park


Suez UK has said that its delayed Eco Park facility in Surrey is nearing completion after the facility’s gasifier accepted its first waste. The Eco Park is a collection of facilities designed to manage waste from Surrey ...

31 October 2019

Dorset looks to preserve cross-border HWRC use


Dorset council is set to spend £405,000 ensuring that its residents have access to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) outside of the county. The proposal for the investment comes after neighbouring Hampshire county ...