Councils Wednesday 8 April 2020
8 April 2020

Government advice published on waste social distancing

The government has issued guidance on how staff who are attending work in the waste sector can adhere to social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.   Within the ...


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13 January 2020

Competition drives recycling, finds ESA report


Outsourced council waste collections achieve higher recycling rates than in-house services, according to research conducted by environmental consultancy Eunomia. The findings, published in a report today (13 January) for the ...

13 January 2020

RDF sector awaits full impact of Dutch tax


With a €32.63 Euros tax now in place for exports of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to the Netherlands, early signs are that there has been no immediate market shock in the commercial marketplace but problems await in 2020.

13 January 2020

Eunomia to research carbon impact of Devon’s waste


Environmental consultancy Eunomia has been commissioned by Devon county council to carry out an analysis of the carbon impacts of the authority’s waste management services. The project – which began in December 2019 but was ...

10 January 2020

Cornwall awards collection contract to Biffa


Biffa has been awarded an eight-year contract from Cornwall council to deliver the region’s waste collection and street cleansing services. The deal, which includes street and public open space cleansing, has the option of a ...

9 January 2020

Watford to renew Veolia contract


Watford borough council is renewing its contract with Veolia UK to deliver recycling and waste collections, street cleaning and park maintenance services for a further eight years. Starting from July 2020, the new contract will ...

7 January 2020

Hampshire to introduce HWRC permit system


Hampshire county council has announced that it will introduce a resident permit system at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) later this year, which will see those from outside the county charged to use them. ...

3 January 2020

Lincs issues battery warning after Christmas fires


Lincolnshire county council has issued a warning to residents to ensure that all batteries and flammable liquids are removed from waste following three fires at recycling centres over the Christmas break.   The fires took place ...

2 January 2020

‘Serious assault’ at Manchester HWRC prompts warning


The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has highlighted the dangers its staff face at recycling centres following a “serious assault” last month which left an employee with a broken jaw. According to a statement from...

2 January 2020

Buckinghamshire waste services to ‘harmonise’


There will be a move to “harmonise” waste services in Buckinghamshire as the five councils in the area merge into a single unitary authority from April this year. However, these plans are at an “early stage” and it is ...

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