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15 November 2017

Somerset looks to align waste services

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced plans to align waste and recycling collection, disposal and vehicle procurement arrangements by March 2020. According to the Partnership, operating under three unified contracts will ...


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30 October 2017

NW Leicestershire awarded contract by county


North West Leicestershire district council has announced that it has won the contract to retain and sell the recyclables collected via its in-house kerbside sort collection service. The seven year contract was awarded last month ...

27 October 2017

Northern Ireland reports 50% quarterly recycling rate


Northern Ireland has achieved a municipal recycling and composting rate of 50% for the first time in an individual quarter, according to the latest waste figures published this week. The statistics are the first to be published ...

26 October 2017

LARAC chief exec concerned over deposits impact


LARAC chief executive Lee Marshall has said there is insufficient evidence to show that a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles would not have a negative effect on local authorities. Deposit return schemes (DRS) see consumers ...

26 October 2017

Ash adds 5.5% to Welsh recycling rate


EXCLUSIVE: The Welsh Government has reported a recycling rate of 63.8% across Wales for 2016/17, with 5.5% coming from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling. Annual figures published last week (19 October), show the average ...

25 October 2017

London’s West End looks to consolidate waste collections


EXCLUSIVE: Westminster city council and Paper Round have been confirmed as two preferred suppliers to look after commercial waste collections in part of the West End of London. Westminster council’s part in the project ...

25 October 2017

Windsor introduces pink bags for textiles


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has introduced pink bags for discarded textiles collected for recycling.   In an announcement, the council said that the brightly coloured bags will make textiles more visible to ...

24 October 2017

Suez officially opens £27m Aberdeen facility


Suez has officially opened a £27m recycling and resource facility which recycles waste from Aberdeen. The Altens East facility was opened last week (20 October) by Aberdeen city council co-leader, councillor Jenny Laing, and ...

19 October 2017

Tett calls for mattress take-back scheme


Councillor Martin Tett, environment spokesperson for the Local Government Association (LGA) has called for more producer responsibility in the wake of a rise in fly tipping incidents in England. Responding to the Government’s ...

17 October 2017

Casepak secures recyclables contract with Leicestershire


Leicester-based recycling firm Casepak has been awarded a contract by Leicestershire county council to process up to 64,000 tonnes per annum of dry recyclables. Leicestershire county council put the contract to process the county...

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