Councils Friday 18 January 2019
18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve 3-weekly residual waste move

Aberdeenshire council is expected to approve plans next week to move to a three-weekly collection service for residual waste. The proposals are part of a new waste strategy for the region, which is seeking to maximise the “...


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11 January 2019

Companies vie for Essex organic waste work


Essex county council and Southend-on-Sea borough council have taken steps forward in the award of contracts to handle garden and food waste worth up to £32 million. Nine companies have been appointed to a framework of providers ...

10 January 2019

Peterborough firms up in-house waste service plans


Peterborough city council has stepped up its preparations for moving waste collection services in-house as its contract with Amey comes to an early end next month (February 2019). However, the authority has noted that the move...

9 January 2019

Kier seeks early end to Cheshire West and Chester contract


Services firm Kier has asked to bring to an end its waste and recycling collections contract with Cheshire West and Chester council from April 2020 – six years ahead of plan. The contract is the latest to have been shed by the ...

8 January 2019

Biffa secures East Sussex collections contract


Biffa has been appointed to provide waste and recycling collection services to households in Hastings, Rother and Wealden, as part of a contract with the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership. The seven-year contract, which also ...

8 January 2019

Councils handed power to fine householders over fly-tipping


Councils can issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to check that they have passed their waste to a registered carrier, under new powers which came into force this week (7 January). The measure is intended to ...

7 January 2019

Bucks councillors approve HWRC closure and charges


Plans to close up to two of Buckinghamshire’s ten household waste recycling (HWRC) sites and to reduce opening hours at other sites have been approved by Buckinghamshire county council today (7 January). The measures are a part ...

7 January 2019

Lincs councils to consider food waste collections


Lincolnshire councils are expected to consider the introduction of separate food waste collections as part of a new long-term waste strategy for the region which is being finalised. Currently being adopted by Lincolnshire councils...

4 January 2019

‘Contingency plan’ sees Birmingham reduce collections


Birmingham city council has advised residents to use household waste recycling centres, to 'minimise disruption' to kerbside recycling services caused by ongoing industrial action. The advice is part of ‘contingency’ measures ...

3 January 2019

Cheltenham returns to three-weekly collection option


Cheltenham borough council has asked residents for their views on a range of possible changes to its recycling and waste service – including the potential for a three weekly residual waste collection. The council had previously ...

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