Councils Thursday 25 April 2019
24 April 2019

Ipswich drops commingled organics service

A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an...


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12 April 2019

Banks asked to intervene over Sinfin EfW plant


Derbyshire and Derby councils have called for financial backers of the Sinfin waste treatment centre to intervene to 'secure the future' of the delayed facility. The plant, which was due to open in 2017, is being built on the ...

11 April 2019

Stroud council investigates ‘trade waste bonfires’


Stroud district council has revealed that it is investigating ‘an increasing number’ of complaints about illegal waste bonfires on industrial and trade premises. Materials being burnt on commercial properties includes plastics...

11 April 2019

Waste crews propose strikes in Newham and Anglesey


Unite union members carrying out waste collection rounds for a private contractor in Wales and a local authority in east London, look set to strike in separate disputes over pay in coming days. Isle of Anglesey county council in ...

10 April 2019

West Sussex HWRC fire extinguished


A fire at a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in West Sussex, which burned for several days, has been extinguished. The fire at the Viridor-run HWRC site at Westhampnett, which was believed to involve over 500 tonnes of ...

10 April 2019

Planning Inspector dismisses Notts waste site appeal


The Planning Inspector has dismissed an appeal against an order to clear a site at Newark in Nottinghamshire, believed to hold over 2,000 tonnes of waste. Nottinghamshire county council issued an enforcement notice against Newark ...

9 April 2019

Man dies following collision with van at Hampshire HWRC


An 84-year-old man died on his way to hospital after being involved in a collision with a van at a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) operated by Veolia in Hampshire on Sunday (April 7). Hampshire Constabulary confirmed ...

9 April 2019

News in brief (09/04/2019)


With news on: Morrisons rolls-out paper bags; Suez launches Doncaster community fund; Veolia's employment programme; and, Yorkshire cafes champion compostables. Veolia ...

9 April 2019

Angus refuse crews strike over shift changes


A second day of strike action by refuse collection crews in Angus is taking place today (April 9) in a dispute over changes to shift patterns. Unless a resolution is found, the strike action which is being led by the Unite trade ...

5 April 2019

West Sussex HWRC fire continues to burn


A fire at a West Sussex council household waste recycling centre (HWRC) and transfer station, which began on Tuesday evening (2 March), ‘could take several more days to burn out’ the fire service has warned. West Sussex Fire &...

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