Councils Saturday 16 February 2019
15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together

The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...


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30 January 2019

Urbaser in line for Dartford waste collection contract


Dartford borough council is set to award a five-year waste collection and street cleansing contract worth approximately £20 million to the services firm Urbaser. The deal was confirmed at a meeting last week, and is expected to ...

29 January 2019

Councils told to favour wheeled bins due to injury risk


Councils have been advised to stop using boxes or bags to collect recyclable materials from the kerbside – in order to reduce the risk of injuries to collection crews. The advice follows a joint study by Glasgow Caledonian ...

28 January 2019

Suffolk councils sign ten-year recycling contract with Viridor


Viridor will continue to process mixed recyclable materials from Suffolk's local authorities – under a renewed contract announced today (28 January) worth up to £88.75 million over ten years. The contract, which was agreed ...

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Veolia to take over City of London waste contract


Veolia is to take over the waste and recycling collections contract for the City of London Corporation from March, it has been revealed, although the contract has yet to be formally signed. Once finalised, Veolia will take over ...

25 January 2019

MRFs ‘running at slower speed’ to improve quality


MRF operators are running sorting belts at slower speeds to improve material-sort quality in response to tougher quality demands from end-users. This is according to Adam Read, the director of external affairs at recycling and ...

24 January 2019

FCC signs renewed Suffolk HWRC contract


Suffolk council has signed a renewed contract with FCC Environment for the running of the county’s 11 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). The contract is due to run from 16 May 2019 through to 30 September 2027, and was ...

23 January 2019

Councils urged to separate ‘Our Paper’


EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities who collect paper for recycling in a commingled process are being warned by the UK’s paper industry that they may face financial risks and should consider a move to separate collection of paper at the kerbside...

23 January 2019

Norse reports ‘difficult year’ in recycling


Norse Group has reported a “difficult year” in 2017/18 in regards to profitability, which has been put down in part to challenging conditions in the recycling market.  The local authority-owned trading company provides a ...

22 January 2019

Work begins on new Edmonton EfW facility


Construction of the huge North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) began today with initial works on the facility taking place. The new plant will replace the decades-old 500,000 tonne energy-from-waste facility in Edmonton...

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