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15 November 2017

Somerset looks to align waste services

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced plans to align waste and recycling collection, disposal and vehicle procurement arrangements by March 2020. According to the Partnership, operating under three unified contracts will ...


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16 October 2017

Garden waste features at LARAC 2017


The benefits and challenges of introducing charges for garden waste collection were discussed in workshops on the second day of the annual LARAC Conference in Nottingham last week (12 October). The session was chaired by LARAC...

16 October 2017

Dorset reduces waste costs to £153 per household


The Dorset Waste Partnership has managed to reduce its waste and recycling service costs per household to £153 a year excluding cleansing, the partnership’s director Karyn Punchard has revealed. Speaking at the annual LARAC ...

13 October 2017

P&G unveils plans to recycle used nappies


Consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble (P&G) this week explained plans to recycle used disposable nappies at sites across Europe. Speaking at the annual LARAC, local authority recycling officers’ conference, Dr Ioannis ...

13 October 2017

Scottish champion at LARAC 2017 Awards


East Ayrshire council’s Douglas Gardiner, was crowned recycling champion at the LARAC Celebration Awards 2017 in Nottingham this week. Mr Gardiner received one of six awards presented at the ceremony, which was ...

Colours of bins 13 October 2017

WRAP consults on national colour scheme for bins


WRAP’s head of resource management, Linda Crichton has unveiled a consultation document on  a national colour scheme for waste and recycling bins and containers in England. However, the actual colours will be consulted on later.

13 October 2017

East Devon changes bring 57% recycling rate


East Devon district council is reporting a 57% materials recycling rate following the complete roll-out of its new recycling and waste scheme. Under the new system, which includes a three-weekly residual waste collection ...

12 October 2017

Suez agrees to suspend Doncaster job cuts


Suez and members of Unite the union in Doncaster have come to an agreement this week over compulsory redundancies associated with changes to Suez’s contract with Doncaster council. Following talks between Unite and Suez, with ...

12 October 2017

Coffey cool on ‘bins consistency’


Resource minister Thérèse Coffey has signalled that flexibility is needed in how waste and recycling is collected and suggested that the bins side of WRAP’s consistency programme is not applicable to ...

10 October 2017

Recycling of cups and cartons moves forward


Moves to further develop the recycling of coffee cups and cartons were announced today (10 October). On the cups front, a trade group is bringing different companies together to increase cup volumes for collecting. And, on the ...

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