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4 December 2019

Bexley awards recycling stream contracts

Bexley council has awarded contracts for the processing of different material streams arising from its household, commercial and bring bank collection services. The South East London local authority this week confirmed the ...


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20 November 2019

Cheshire East announces food waste roll out


Cheshire East council is to roll out a food waste recycling service from  January 2020 as part of efforts to reach a 65% recycling rate by 2035. The new service has been announced at a time when the council – which recorded a ...

19 November 2019

Greens look to circular economy in manifesto


A Sustainable Economy bill, which would contain binding targets for recycling and waste management, featured in the manifesto launched today (19 November) by the Green Party. The manifesto for the 12 December General Election was ...

18 November 2019

Leeds rolls out PTT and carton collections


Residents in Leeds will now be able to recycle pots, tubs and trays (PTT) and cartons via their kerbside collections. Leeds city council announced last week that it will expand the range of plastics it accepts – all ‘number 5...

15 November 2019

SWP and Suez praise tender process


Consultancy firm Eunomia has released a report looking at the recent procurement undertaken by the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), providing insight into what “made the tender a success”. The document – called ‘...

15 November 2019

Wigan ‘bucks trend’ by slashing fly-tipping


Wigan council says it has “bucked the national trend” by reducing the number of fly-tipping incidents reported compared to five years ago by more than a third. According to statistics published by Defra, the number of reported...

14 November 2019

Cornwall drops weekly recycling plans


Cornwall has reversed plans for weekly recycling collections as part of efforts to attract “affordable bids” for its waste and recycling contract. In September councillors were told that the procurement process had been ...

14 November 2019

Election prompts Richmond review of HWRC fees


Richmond council has said that the snap election has allowed it to review the planned £205 per tonne charge for DIY waste at its household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Kew. Last month, the council announced it was to roll...

13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption


Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...