Councils Thursday 21 February 2019
18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform

Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...


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13 February 2019

Resource London details ‘challenge’ in flats recycling


A partnership programme between the London Waste & Recycling Board (LWARB) and WRAP has published insights from its research into improving recycling rates in flats. Resource London launched its two year project with the ...

12 February 2019

‘Economically’ could be dropped from TEEP


A major and potentially controversial change to the regulations governing the sorting of waste for recycling is being proposed, with the removal of the word “economically” from the TEEP requirements. The TEEP regulations are ...

8 February 2019

South Lakes approves ‘closed lid’ waste policy


South Lakeland council has agreed a ‘closed lid’ policy in a bid to encourage residents to ensure that their recyclable materials are recycled, and not disposed of as residual waste. The policy is part of a wider move aimed at...

7 February 2019

Separate paper collection trials to launch in Gateshead


A trial to boost the amount of paper and cardboard collected for recycling and to reduce contamination will get underway in parts of Gateshead and South Tyneside this month. More than 1,000 homes in Low Fell and Deckham wards in...

6 February 2019

Vehicle and equipment round-up (06/02/2019)


With news on: Grundon invests in material handler; South Ayrshire cracks down on contamination; TOMRA units boost paper recovery; and, Cawleys invests in vehicle.

5 February 2019

NHS hands clinical waste service to East of England councils


Some councils in the east of England have had to review the way they provide household clinical waste collections after NHS England stopped providing a free service. NHS England said that it had previously provided a service in ...

5 February 2019

Birmingham refuse strikes escalated


More than 300 refuse workers employed by Birmingham City Council will be on strike twice a week starting February 19 2019, after the Unite Union decided to escalate its action. In response, Birmingham council has said it is “...

1 February 2019

News in brief (01/02/2019)


With news on: Norfolk fly-tipping campaign; Cambridgeshire's closed landfill plan; MP visits East Devon MRF; education experience at Aberdeen MRF; and NI reports household recycling increase.

31 January 2019

Councils braced for winter waste collection disruption


Councils across the UK are preparing for potential disruption to waste collections caused by the snow and ice forecast over the next few days, with some areas already impacted. Snowfall disrupted collections yesterday in some ...

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