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7 July 2020

New Earth Solutions gains six more years from Dorset

New Earth Solutions (Canford) is to extend its work for Dorset council under a six-year award for residual waste treatment which starts on 1 September 2021. The new contract will see the continuation of the residual waste work ...


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23 June 2020

Exeter warns residents about low quality textiles


Exeter residents have been urged to dispose of clothes responsibly after bags of old garments were left dumped next to clothing banks. The council has also warned that there is "currently no market for rags", with countries like ...

19 June 2020

HWRCs ‘start to strain’ in Dorset


Dorset council has launched a campaign to encourage residents to think twice before going to Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The council says that it has been launched because there are concerns that the ...

19 June 2020

News in brief (19/06/20)


With news on: DS Smith produces cardboard football fans; EuRIC calls for support for plastics recycling industry; Powys tells residents to use community recycling centres ‘responsibly’; and, Welsh Government relaunches fly-tipping campaign.

18 June 2020

Court finds in favour of Essex in Tovi Park MBT case


A High Court judge has today (18 June) ruled in favour of Essex county council in its dispute with Urbaser Balfour Beatty over the performance of the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant in Basildon. 

17 June 2020

ADEPT survey shows continued recycling disruption


The number of councils reporting no disruption to their recycling collections has fallen again, according the latest survey results by the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT).  

17 June 2020

2020 LARAC conference to move online


The 2020 Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) conference is to take place online due to ongoing safety concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic. The event had been due to take place at the Hilton Birmingham ...

15 June 2020

Viridor bags Ealing recycling contract


Viridor has been re-awarded a contract to process dry mixed recycling for Ealing council, in a deal worth £10 million over five years. The contact, which came into effect on 6 June, was agreed with the West London Waste Authority...

15 June 2020

‘Learn from COVID-19 campaign to boost recycling’


An advertising campaign along the lines of that used for COVID-19 would get the UK recycling, the House of Lords has been told. The message about a need for recycling publicity came during a Lords' debate on post-COVID-19 recovery...

12 June 2020

News in brief (12/06/20)


With news on: Recresco agrees one-year supply deal with Torfaen; BIR Shredder Committee launches membership survey; Tomra launches products at digital event; and, Stockton-on-Tees issues fines for abuse of bring sites.