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5 July 2019

NLWA and Biffa launch ‘Bin your nappy’ campaign

A joint campaign by the North London Waste Authority and waste management firm Biffa is seeking to highlight problems caused by nappies being disposed of within dry mixed recyclables. Launching this week the #BinYourNappy ...


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26 June 2019

Kirklees expands recycling bin confiscation scheme


Kirklees council is “continuing to work with residents” to ensure correct items are placed in recycling bins, after the expansion of a scheme to remove recycling containers from some households.   In April 2019, the scheme ...

26 June 2019

Electric vehicles round-up (26/06/2019)


With news on: Changeworks trials first electric RCV; electric vans cut emissions in Brent; zero emissions RCVs considered in Cambridgeshire; J&J Services to import electric wheelie bin emptying vehicle.

25 June 2019

Brexit costs could hit Bexley recycling switch


A no-deal Brexit could impact savings expected to be made by Bexley council through the introduction of a wheeled-bin recycling system, according to a new report. A document produced for the London borough’s Places Overview and ...

24 June 2019

‘Consistent collections needed’, retailers tell Which?


In the face of criticism from the Which? Consumer group that almost 50% of packaging from supermarkets cannot be recycled, retailers have said that consistent household collections would help. Confusing messages on labelling were ...

21 June 2019

Compulsory recycling and food waste trial for Swindon


Swindon borough council is making its kerbside recycling service compulsory for residents from August 2019. The move comes ahead of a trial of separate food waste collections, to be launched the following month (September), which ...

21 June 2019

Merseyside BeBatterySavvy HWRC campaign launches


A campaign asking members of the public to separate batteries from electrical items at Merseyside household waste recycling centres has launched this week. The campaign, which has been dubbed ‘BeBatterySavvy’ is part of an ...

20 June 2019

Wigan council introduces electronic HWRC permits


Wigan council has announced a system for electronic permits at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which it says will reduce waiting time from five days to two hours. Under the new model, residents with vans and twin...

20 June 2019

Viridor to process all East Sussex recyclate


Viridor has been awarded a seven-year contract worth £20 million to process approximately 50,000 tonnes per year of dry mixed recyclables from East Sussex county council. The company already holds a contract for processing some material from...

19 June 2019

Aberdeenshire outlines three-weekly collection trial


A trial of a three-weekly residual waste collection service for homes in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, is to begin later this month, as the Scottish local authority assesses whether the measure could be rolled out further. Changes to ...