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19 February 2020

Merseyside councils to vote on food collections

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is to put the decision on a Liverpool-wide food waste collection service to the city’s district waste collection authorities. Options for the adoption of a weekly food waste ...


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10 February 2020

Aberdeenshire trials polystyrene recycling


Aberdeenshire council has begun a one-year trial of polystyrene recycling at three of its household recycling centres as part of efforts to boost recycling rates in the county. A one-year contract was signed with packaging company...

10 February 2020

Pendle tackles ‘unacceptable’ contamination


Pendle borough council is stepping up efforts to tackle contamination of recycling bins and will be placing stickers on receptacles if they contain the wrong items. Residents will be asked to remove the wrong items from the blue ...

7 February 2020

Reducing waste ‘central’ to Sutton’s climate emergency


VIDEO REPORT: Reducing waste is Sutton council’s “number one priority” in its climate emergency plans, a councillor told while also hailing the council’s move away from landfill. And, the council ...

6 February 2020

Bracknell Forest opts for three-weekly collections


Bracknell Forest council is to introduce weekly food waste collections from October 2020, while the frequency of refuse collection will change to once every three weeks. The proposals were approved by executive councillors at a ...

6 February 2020

Food waste collections considered in Liverpool


Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority is to meet tomorrow, 7 February, to discuss the available options for the early adoption of a weekly food waste collection service in Liverpool. The move follows the introduction of the ...

5 February 2020

Review of Birmingham’s waste service published


Poor communication is both a "cause and symptom" of the lack of trust that exists throughout Birmingham’s waste management service, according to a review commissioned by the city council. Pledged as part of a deal between the ...

5 February 2020

Lancashire to host waste contract engagement day


Ahead of what will be a rare future infrastructure opportunity for the waste management sector, Lancashire county council is to host an “early engagement” day for a county-backed contract to treat 300,000 tonnes of residual waste.

3 February 2020

Staffordshire replaces HWRC contractor


Staffordshire county council has approved the ‘urgent’ appointment of Amey to take over the running of its 14 household waste recycling centres, after current contractor FCC Environment suddenly decided to leave the contract ‘for ...

31 January 2020

Environment Bill passes first Parliamentary stage


As the UK leaves the European Union which brought in the Waste Framework Directive from which much of the UK’s waste legislation derives, the Environment Bill has been formally published by the government. Given an automatic ...