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18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve 3-weekly residual waste move

Aberdeenshire council is expected to approve plans next week to move to a three-weekly collection service for residual waste. The proposals are part of a new waste strategy for the region, which is seeking to maximise the “...


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2 January 2019

East Devon considers waste container charges


East Devon district council’s cabinet will consider plans to charge property developers for supplying new-build properties with recycling and waste containers. The plans come in response to ‘pressure’ on the budget for ...

31 December 2018

Palm to build fibre separation plant at King’s Lynn


A fibre separation plant is to be built by Palm Paper alongside its paper mill in King’s Lynn which recycles 500,000 tonnes of fibre per year into newsprint and associated grades. The significant investment in the separation ...

29 December 2018

Andy Rees receives OBE in 2019 New Year Honours


The Welsh Government's Head of Waste Strategy, Andrew Rees, has been made an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for 2019. And, Colin Crooks, a former pioneer of community sector recycling work in London, has...

24 December 2018

Bucks considers HWRC closures and charges


Buckinghamshire county council will consider closing two of its ten household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) – as well as the potential introduction of charges for some types of waste at remaining sites. A final list of ...

21 December 2018

Festive period sees Saturday waste collections


Local authorities are gearing up for Christmas with many making changes to collection days, and issuing advice to residents on what to recycle over the festive period. In Cherwell, for example, residents are having their ...

20 December 2018

Gove offers reassurance over Resources Strategy funding


The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to offer “hundreds of millions” of pounds of funding to local authorities to boost recycling rates. And, according to Mr Gove, this will be “harvested” from extended ...

19 December 2018

FCC bags South Hams and West Devon contract


South Hams district and West Devon borough councils have awarded an eight-year joint contract for waste, recycling and cleaning services to FCC Environment. The contract, which will begin on April 1 2019, will run initially until ...

18 December 2018

‘Modulated’ EPR fees to pay for better council collections


Environment Secretary Michael Gove today (18 December) clarified how an Extended Producer Responsibility system for waste packaging could feed cash back to councils to spend on improved recycling services. Money raised from an ...

18 December 2018

LARAC calls for clarity on Resources Strategy funding


Local authority association LARAC has raised concern that Defra’s plans for reform of the packaging system will be “insufficiently robust”. The comments follow the publication of Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy today...

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