Councils Saturday 16 February 2019
15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together

The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...


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5 February 2019

NHS hands clinical waste service to East of England councils


Some councils in the east of England have had to review the way they provide household clinical waste collections after NHS England stopped providing a free service. NHS England said that it had previously provided a service in ...

5 February 2019

Birmingham refuse strikes escalated


More than 300 refuse workers employed by Birmingham City Council will be on strike twice a week starting February 19 2019, after the Unite Union decided to escalate its action. In response, Birmingham council has said it is “...

1 February 2019

News in brief (01/02/2019)


With news on: Norfolk fly-tipping campaign; Cambridgeshire's closed landfill plan; MP visits East Devon MRF; education experience at Aberdeen MRF; and NI reports household recycling increase.

31 January 2019

Councils braced for winter waste collection disruption


Councils across the UK are preparing for potential disruption to waste collections caused by the snow and ice forecast over the next few days, with some areas already impacted. Snowfall disrupted collections yesterday in some ...

31 January 2019

North Devon seeks MRF investment


North Devon council may invest up to £760,000 in its Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) to improve efficiency of the plant. The council said in a report ahead of a meeting on Monday (4 February), when the spending will be ...

30 January 2019

Council body calls for review of ‘two-tier’ waste system  


A body representing senior local authority officers has called for a review of the structure of council waste services – arguing that county and metropolitan authorities should be given greater control over collection systems. ...

30 January 2019

FCC offers bursary programme for Letsrecycle Live


Waste management and recycling firm, FCC Environment has confirmed that it will be working with’s new show, Letsrecycle Live, through the provision of a bursary programme for a number of local authority recycling ...

30 January 2019

Surrey to review planned HWRC closures


Surrey council has announced that it will halt the planned closure of four Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) while it “reviews the waste and recycling service” across the county. This came after the council ...

30 January 2019

News in brief (30/01/2019)


With news on: Edmonton EfW supplies electricity for data-centre; Environment Secretary goes back to school; James Cropper receives #LeedsByExample cups; Jones Bros continues Suez landfill work; Biffa and Birmingham City team up for schools ...

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