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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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11 December 2019

J&B wins North Tyneside council contract


North Tyneside council has awarded a £3 million contract to J&B Recycling to process kerbside recyclable waste. The two-year deal, which began in October, will see J&B processing 17,000 tonnes-a-year of separately ...

10 December 2019

LWARB flats project sees recycling rise


Changes in the way recycling banks are managed and promoted have enhanced recycling rates in a housing association development in London by 26%. The jump in recycling has been reported by LWARB – the London ...

10 December 2019

Christmas recycling preparations ramped up


Councils and waste management bodies are ramping up their Christmas preparations, with many announcing changes to collections and issuing advice on what to recycle over the festive period. In Oxfordshire, for example, the county ...

9 December 2019

Labour tops Friends of the Earth test


Friends of the Earth has said that Labour’s manifesto pledges–  along with additional promises it has made – score best on “tackling the climate emergency” when marked against the group’s own manifesto. However the ...

9 December 2019

West Sussex to scrap recycling credits


West Sussex county council will scrap recycling credits next year because they “haven’t driven any significant improvement in recycling performance”. This is despite more than £40 million being spent since they were ...

4 December 2019

Waste arisings slightly up in Greater Manchester


Waste arisings in Greater Manchester rose slightly in the two months after Suez UK took over the waste services on June 1. But, this was offset by an increase in recycling and landfill diversion rates, which rose to almost 48...

4 December 2019

Bexley awards recycling stream contracts


Bexley council has awarded contracts for the processing of different material streams arising from its household, commercial and bring bank collection services. The South East London local authority this week confirmed the ...

3 December 2019

Essex to landfill RDF in wake of Dutch tax


Essex county council has confirmed that around 200,000 tonnes-a-year of refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced at Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s mechanical and biological treatment facility (MBT) are to be sent to landfill. In a statement...

28 November 2019

Carole Taylor to continue as LARAC chair


The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has confirmed that Carole Taylor will continue as chair of the organisation for another two-year term. Ms Taylor – who was appointed chair in 2017 (see

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