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20 May 2019

LARAC welcomes EPR proposals but questions DRS

The local authority recycling body, LARAC, has welcomed proposals for packaging producers to fund the full cost of the recycling of their products at the end of life. Responding to the government's consultation on plans to ...


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29 April 2019

Merseyside pilot project to address Li-Ion battery fires


Merseyside residents taking small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) items to HWRCs this summer will be asked to sort them into one of three bins, as part of a pilot project to tackle fires arising at WEEE recycling sites.

26 April 2019

News in brief (26/04/2019)


With news on: NI councils see recycling improvement; Sims opens Cardiff site; Swansea thanks residents; and Powys HWRC to open this weekend. Northern Irish

24 April 2019

Biffa backs twin-stream recycling collection system


Waste management firm Biffa has outlined its 'recommended' system for household recycling, favouring the separate collection of paper and card. In a report published today (24 April), the national waste services firm suggests that...

24 April 2019

Ipswich drops commingled organics service


A switch from IVC organic waste treatment to open windrow composting has seen Ipswich borough council end the collection of food waste from residents via a commingled service. The council says that the move has been prompted by an...

18 April 2019

Essex advised to reject second Rivenhall EfW plan


EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied ...

18 April 2019

Aberdeenshire to roll-out HWRC changes


Aberdeenshire council has stated that changes to its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) – which were announced in its waste strategy – will be introduced this month. The changes see three sites with the lowest ...

17 April 2019

Fire-hit Westhampnett HWRC to partially reopen


A fire-hit West Sussex HWRC site is to partially reopen from tomorrow (18 April), but plans are being drawn up for the long-term rebuilding of the facility. The fire at the Viridor-run HWRC site at Westhampnett, which was believed...

16 April 2019

Birmingham to move ahead with waste service review


Birmingham city council is to press ahead with a review of its waste service, after the council’s Scrutiny Committee voted against calling the decision in last week (12 April). The review had been questioned by the Labour ...

16 April 2019

Rural council funding ‘concern’ over Resources Strategy


Officers from a Yorkshire local authority have questioned how funding for recycling services will be divided between rural and urban authorities through the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Concerns over the way that ...

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