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20 May 2019

LARAC welcomes EPR proposals but questions DRS

The local authority recycling body, LARAC, has welcomed proposals for packaging producers to fund the full cost of the recycling of their products at the end of life. Responding to the government's consultation on plans to ...


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8 May 2019

Hertfordshire to build new HWRC in Ware


Work to build a new Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ware, Hertfordshire will start in June, with the existing site closing on 29 May 2019. Hertfordshire county council said its new ‘supersite’ will be four ...

8 May 2019

‘Work to be done’ ahead of Scottish landfill ban


The Scottish Government has said it is working with local authorities that have yet to procure waste treatment solutions ahead of the country’s ban on biodegradable municipal waste to landfill. And, officials have expressed ...

3 May 2019

Local authorities ‘will benefit’ from DRS


Local authorities will overall get a net benefit from the introduction of a Deposits Return Scheme for drinks containers, according to Zero Waste Scotland which is helping plan for the introduction of the scheme north of the border.

2 May 2019

Defra summit to discuss charity shop charges at CA sites


EXCLUSIVE: Charges paid by some charity shops for disposing of unwanted donations at local authority CA sites/HWRCs will be the focus of a government summit this summer. Joshua Doherty reports on some of the issues under discussion.

2 May 2019

News in brief (02/05/2019)


With news on: Biffa and WasteAid launch partnership; Salvation army highlights campaign success; Wiser opens Vietnam office; Tarmac teams up with Hamilton for SRF; 18,000 sign up for Mansfield garden service.

Somerset 1 May 2019

Suez UK poised for Somerset award


EXCLUSIVE: SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK has emerged as frontrunner to secure a long-term collection contract for the Somerset Waste Partnership. The contract, called Recycle More, aims to deliver “significant savings” to the...

30 April 2019

Millerhill EfW plant enters full operation


The Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERC), located in Midlothian in the east of Scotland, is now fully operational. That’s according to operator, FCC Environment (UK), which signed a 25-year contract to ...

30 April 2019

Birmingham looks to draw a line under waste strikes


Birmingham city council will seek to work more closely with trade unions over the delivery of waste services in the city, following the conclusion of industrial action by collection crews. A dispute involving collection crew ...

29 April 2019

Aberdeenshire launches recycling contamination crackdown


Aberdeenshire council has warned householders who repeatedly present contaminated recycling for collection that they risk having their recycling containers removed. The warning comes as part of a new initiative aimed at tackling ...

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