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28 March 2020

WISH issues waste and COVID-19 advisory document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday ...


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17 March 2020

Dorset relays coronavirus waste disposal advice


As local authorities ramp up their coronavirus preparations, Dorset Council Waste Services has issued guidance to people with confirmed or possible Covid-19 on how to dispose of their waste. This advice mirrors much of what was ...

16 March 2020

Islington looks to electrify fleet


Islington council has ordered two fully electric refuse collection vehicles from manufacturer Dennis Eagle for an undisclosed amount as it moves towards electrifying its fleet. Due to arrive in October and December 2020, the 26-...

16 March 2020

Serco awarded £230 million Norfolk collections contract


Serco has been awarded a £230 million joint collections contract by three councils in Norfolk – Breckland council, North Norfolk district council and King’s Lynn & West Norfolk borough council. The contract was signed on ...

13 March 2020

Bath proposes fining residents who don’t recycle


Bath & North East Somerset council is considering fines of an unspecified amount for those residents who refuse to recycle, but only as a last resort. After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, the council is updating its ...

12 March 2020

Waste contingency plans in place to counter virus


Contingency plans to deal with waste are being put in place by waste management companies and local authorities in light of the growing coronavirus crisis. Measures such as minimising travel, reducing bin collection frequencies ...

11 March 2020

‘Double bag coronavirus waste’, says Defra


Defra has issued advice to the waste sector and councils about people self-isolating because of the coronavirus and how to deal with their household waste. [UPDATED 15.30pm 11 March 2020] 28 MARCH 2020: See also

9 March 2020

Prudential borrowing helps Coventry buy Tom White Waste


Using prudential borrowing, Coventry city council has bought local business Tom White Waste Ltd. The venture by the local authority was completed on 5 March and is described by the city council as an “arm’s length commercial ...

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Veolia wins short-term Hertfordshire treatment contract


Veolia has been awarded a two-year contract worth up to £14.4 million to treat as much as 40,000 tonnes per year of Hertfordshire’s residual waste. The tonnage Veolia will process covers a “shortfall in capacity” from 2021 ...

6 March 2020

West Dunbartonshire pioneers ‘controlled stop’ for RCVs


West Dunbartonshire has introduce what is seen as innovative safety technology allowing its refuse collection vehicles to be brought to a controlled stop in an emergency situation. The authority, which has a population of 89,...