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20 October 2020

HWRCs to close as part of Welsh lockdown

All Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in Wales will be shut as part of the ‘fire break’ two week national lockdown, announced by the Welsh first minister yesterday, 19 October. [caption id="attachment_138718" align...


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1 October 2020

UBB Waste Essex predicts £35m hit from MBT case


UBB Waste (Essex) Ltd - formed by Urbaser and Balfour Beatty - warned in its financial accounts for the 2019 calendar year that it could be hit with more than £35 million in costs in a “worst case scenario” after its legal battle with ...

30 September 2020

Enevo and Yotta begin council software partnership


Waste technology company Enevo has signed a partnership agreement with asset management firm Yotta to provide waste management software to local authorities in the UK. The companies said this is to help councils get “added ...

28 September 2020

Viridor agrees Kent contract extension


Viridor will continue its recycling partnership with Kent county council after agreeing a one year contract extension worth £6.2 million. As part of the arrangement, around 62,000 tonnes of mixed recycling will be processed ...

25 September 2020

North Somerset to take waste services in-house


North Somerset council’s waste services are to be taken in-house after it reached an agreement with Biffa to terminate a £50 million contract around four years early. The move follows a decision taken by councillors at a ...

24 September 2020

Wales told ‘Be Mighty, Recycle’, as chef backs campaign


The Welsh government is spearheading a new campaign - fronted by Welsh chef and celebrity Matthew Pritchard - in a bid to get people to recycle more and help Wales become a world leader. Launched during this year's Recycle Week, ...

24 September 2020

Lincolnshire in talks over separate paper collections


Lincolnshire county council is starting talks this week with one or more buyers of material under its plans for separate cardboard and paper collection services in the county. The council hopes that via district authorities it ...

21 September 2020

Greenwich crew features in Recycle Week film message


Collection workers and drivers from the Royal London borough of Greenwich feature in a short film released by WRAP today to mark Recycle Week. The message behind the “emotive film” is one of thanking key workers, said Recycle ...

21 September 2020

‘Together’ message as Recycle Week starts


Recycle Week starts today (21 September) with the message ‘Together – We Recycle’. The week’s launch has seen an endorsement from resources minister Rebecca Pow and publication of new data which is said to show more people...

18 September 2020

LARAC 2020 Awards finalists revealed


The local authorities and individuals shortlisted as finalists for this year’s Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) Awards have been announced. The annual event, now in its twelfth year, recognises the ...