Councils Friday 26 February 2021
26 February 2021

Fly-tipping is ‘low risk and high reward’, says ESA

Fly-tipping statistics published by Defra this week highlight that it is a “low-risk and high reward crime", according to the Environmental Services Association (ESA). And, Keep Britain Tidy has called on the government to make...


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19 February 2021

Food waste collections to resume in Glasgow


Food waste collections from flats and tenements in Glasgow have been restored, nearly a year since the service was suspended in March 2020, Glasgow city council has announced. Grey food waste bins across the city will now be ...

19 February 2021

Tewkesbury could remove recycling site after ‘misuse’


Tewkesbury borough council says the “misuse” of a recycling site in Bishop’s Cleeve, a village just north of Cheltenham, has led council officers to consider removing the service. The council says the recycling and charity ...

18 February 2021

Material Focus explores kerbside WEEE collections


Material Focus is carrying out research into local authority kerbside collections for small mixed waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Formerly known as the WEEE Fund, Material Focus is a not-for-profit organisation ...

18 February 2021

Consultations will have food waste ‘transition timelines’


Second consultations on the Environment Bill will include a focus on “transition timelines” for the proposed move to mandatory food waste collections. The timelines idea was explained by Defra waste and recycling policy ...

17 February 2021

NE Lincs to collect paper on four-weekly basis


North East Lincolnshire council is launching a new recycling service from 8 March which will see the authority collect paper separately on a four-weekly basis. The council will also collect other dry recyclables every four weeks ...

15 February 2021

Councils consult on replacement HWRCs  


Consultations for replacement household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) are underway at Lincolnshire and Suffolk county councils. 

12 February 2021

Viridor’s Exeter EfW plant could supply heat to Devon councils


Three Devon councils unveiled plans yesterday (11 February) for a district heating network which would use heat provided by Viridor’s Exeter energy from waste (EfW) plant. Teignbridge district council, Exeter city council and ...

12 February 2021

ADEPT finds fifth of residual collections ‘disrupted’


In its first set of results since restarting its survey analysing the impact of Covid-19 on council waste services, the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has found that 20% of residual and 25% of ...

11 February 2021

Perth and Kinross to review Covid-19 safety procedures


Perth and Kinross council says it will review safety procedures at the Crieff Recycling Centre in North Forr after receiving a critical report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In January, refuse collection vehicle (RCV...