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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 ...


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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

28 November 2019

FCC ‘disappointed’ over Allerdale contract loss


EXCLUSIVE: FCC has expressed "deep disappointment" over the termination of its waste contract with Allerdale borough council, and the manner in which it says the council "conducted itself". The Cumbria council confirmed that ...

28 November 2019

England’s recycling rate creeps upwards


England’s household waste recycling rate has risen marginally by 0.3% to 45.1% in the 2018/19 financial year, compared to 44.8% in the previous period.   Official figures released this morning (28 November) also show that East ...

27 November 2019

News in brief (27/11/19)


With news on; strike action called off in Surrey; Recycling site near Middlesbrough to close following fly-tipping; Smurfit Kappa announces new packaging range, and; NLWA champions upcycling at annual show.

26 November 2019

Portable charger ‘almost set wagon on fire’


East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued a warning to its residents over the disposal of batteries after a power bank portable charger started a fire in the back of a bin lorry in Bridlington on 18 October. The council explained ...

25 November 2019

Serco named as Richmond waste contractor


Public services firm Serco has been named as the winner of a contract worth up to £60 million to manage waste and recycling services for Richmond upon Thames council. The contract will run for 10 years (with the option to extend ...

21 November 2019

Sheffield reassures residents over MRF flooding


Sheffield city council has reassured residents that material destined for Veolia’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in the city is being redirected elsewhere, after the site was forced to temporarily close due to ‘significant’ ...

20 November 2019

Cheshire East announces food waste roll out


Cheshire East council is to roll out a food waste recycling service from  January 2020 as part of efforts to reach a 65% recycling rate by 2035. The new service has been announced at a time when the council – which recorded a ...

19 November 2019

Greens look to circular economy in manifesto


A Sustainable Economy bill, which would contain binding targets for recycling and waste management, featured in the manifesto launched today (19 November) by the Green Party. The manifesto for the 12 December General Election was ...