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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23 December 2019

Liability changes as Serco wins Derbyshire Dales


Services giant Serco has been awarded an eight-year contract worth £3.1 million per annum to continue to provide waste and recycling collection services to Derbyshire Dales district council. A report which was approved by the council ...

23 December 2019

Wrexham highlights food waste success


Wrexham county borough council has said a 49% increase in the amount of food waste recycled helped it achieve a 66% recycling rate in the 2018/19 financial year.  The council posted statistics showing that 196 tonnes of food ...

20 December 2019

Londoners urged to recycle Christmas trees


London Councils - the local government association for Greater London - is encouraging residents to recycle, rent or replant their Christmas trees over the festive period. The association ...

19 December 2019

Amey fined by Cambridgeshire council


Waste management company Amey has been fined half a million pounds by Cambridgeshire County Council for sending too much of the region’s biodegradable waste to landfill. The target for biodegradable waste to be sent to landfill...

16 December 2019

NLWA ‘disappointed’ over Bywaters withdrawal


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) released a statement today (16 December) expressing disappointment that recycling firm Bywaters is “unable to honour” a contract awarded for processing the authority’s dry recyclables.

16 December 2019

Lewisham unveils £1.4 million recycling plan


Lewisham council has unveiled a £1.4 million ‘recycling and reduction plan’, as part of efforts to meet the London mayor’s 50% recycling target by 2025. The standout measure of the plan will see the council – which ...

13 December 2019

Shadow waste and recycling minister loses seat


On a torrid night for Labour, Sandy Martin, who had been the party’s shadow waste and recycling minister, lost his seat in Ipswich. Labour now looks set to reshape its waste and environment team in the wake of a series of ...

11 December 2019

Comms experts told ‘make resources the new normal’


Modernising the public’s view of recycling is an important way to boost community engagement, according to the opening speaker at the annual Communications Conference for the waste and recycling sector.  The message came from ...

11 December 2019

Tower Hamlets works towards in-house service


"Extensive preparations" are underway as the London borough of Tower Hamlets prepares to take its waste and recycling services in-house, after its existing contract with Veolia expires in April 2020. The decision to bring the ...

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