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27 May 2020

Recycling returning to normal, survey shows

The number of local authorities reporting their recycling collections to be operating as normal has risen for the third consecutive week, with 81% of councils now running a normal service. The findings come as a result of the ...


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5 May 2020

Guidance issued for reopening of HWRCs


Local authority associations have published a detailed guide for the reopening of closed Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The 17 page document goes into detail over topics such as health and safety, opening hours, off-...

1 May 2020

Number plate system for Manchester HWRCs


A number of household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) will be re-opening in Greater Manchester this weekend with a vehicle registration system in place to enforce social distancing.  And, the facilities will only ...

1 May 2020

Biffa launches fly-tipping response system


Biffa has launched a new logging and reporting system in response to the  fly-tipping problem which has emerged in parts of the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown. The new mobile application called ‘FlyMapper’, enables ...

30 April 2020

OPINION: Time to take action on PPE


OPINION: Simon Weston, Director of Recovered Paper at the Confederation of Paper Industries, writes of an urgent need to communicate the message that PPE cannot be recycled and needs to be disposed of correctly.

29 April 2020

SUEZ agrees to reopen Northumberland HWRCs


Northumberland county council announced today (29 April) that its household waste recovery centres will reopen from 4 May “following an agreement with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, the company that operates the sites”. The ...

29 April 2020

Local authorities praised by charity sector  


The charity sector has praised local authorities for helping to clear dumped clothing and other items outside charity shops and banks which has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite issuing public warnings not to ...

29 April 2020

Merseyside among resumed service deliveries


There is evidence across the UK that waste services may be beginning to stabilise after a challenging time so far during the coronavirus pandemic.  Some halted waste services are resuming, and local ...

28 April 2020

Councils being asked to open HWRCs, minister says


The secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, Robert Jenrick, will be asking councils in the coming weeks to reopen household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs).   Mr

28 April 2020

Garden waste services still suffering, councils say


Garden waste collections operated by local authorities in England remain badly hit and the proportion of household waste recycling sites unavailable has increased to 92%. These are two of the key findings in the latest survey of ...

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