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5 July 2019

NLWA and Biffa launch ‘Bin your nappy’ campaign

A joint campaign by the North London Waste Authority and waste management firm Biffa is seeking to highlight problems caused by nappies being disposed of within dry mixed recyclables. Launching this week the #BinYourNappy ...


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3 July 2019

Lovell Recycling responds over Malaysia plastics exports


Telford-based Lovell Recycling has issued a statement after having been named in relation to a television programme over exports of plastic waste to Malaysia. Last month exports of mixed plastics to Malaysia featured in Hugh ...

3 July 2019

Birmingham council moves ahead with waste review


Recommendations for the future of Birmingham city council's waste service will be presented to the authority in the Autumn. The council has appointed Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions to lead the review, which was ...

2 July 2019

Mixed results for London rewards schemes


Two London recycling rewards schemes are to continue despite government funding ending, while a third will close after not meeting council expectations. Bexley and Camden councils have chosen to extend their existing campaigns for...

28 June 2019

Levenseat expansion gets council approval


The Levenseat Waste Management Facility in Scotland has been given permission to increase its capacity to 750,000 tonnes of waste per year. The site at Forth in Lanark had previously been given an annual restriction of 400,000 ...

28 June 2019

Cory MRF defended after ‘undercover’ report


EXCLUSIVE: The Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) and its contractor Cory Riverside Energy have defended the Smugglers Way MRF in Wandsworth, in wake of an undercover journalist reporting that recyclable materials were actually being ...

28 June 2019

Rochdale consults to boost food waste collection


Rochdale borough council has begun a resident consultation on food waste collection, after analysis by the Greater Manchester combined authority found 20% of rubbish collected from the area’s general waste bins was food waste. ...

28 June 2019

Charnwood to review free bulky waste collections


Charnwood borough council will consider scrapping its free bulky waste collections next week as part of cost-saving measures. The Leicestershire-based authority – which serves around 166,000 residents –  currently offers ...

27 June 2019

News in brief (27/06/2019)


With news on: NWH invests in Newcastle site; Wyre Forest flytipping campaign; Merseyside community funding, and; Aberdeenshire plastics trial.

27 June 2019

Burnley approves wheeled bin switch


Wheeled bins will replace boxes and sacks in Burnley as the Lancashire town responds to residents’ concerns about recycling capacity and spillage. On June 17 Burnley council’s scrutiny committee endorsed recommended changes to...