Councils Thursday 5 December 2019
4 December 2019

Bexley awards recycling stream contracts

Bexley council has awarded contracts for the processing of different material streams arising from its household, commercial and bring bank collection services. The South East London local authority this week confirmed the ...

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8 November 2019

News in brief (08/11/19)

 

With news on; Smurfit Kappa launches new food-safe packaging; Northampton homes move to wheeled bins; Viridor employ ‘pester power’ with packed lunch scheme; B&M first in North West to earn DVSA accreditation, and; Danish brand launches ...

8 November 2019

Hackney installs ‘UK first’ reverse vending machine

 

Hackney council has claimed to be the first local authority to install a reverse vending machine as part of its efforts to improve recycling rates in flats and on estates. The new machine, which has been supplied by Unisan,  ...

6 November 2019

Dorset Waste Partnership launches pay review

 

Dorset council is launching a review into the pay of drivers working for the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP). The review was launched at Dorset’s October cabinet meeting, when Cllr Anthony Alford – Dorset’s portfolio holder ...

6 November 2019

‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost

 

Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside. The call to action this week (November 5) comes in the wake of the Environment Agency launching a ...

5 November 2019

ACE calls for carton recycling support

 

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has called on European policy makers to ensure cartons are collected and recycled. The call comes alongside its newly-launched campaign ‘We’re not just square, we’...

4 November 2019

Mixed progress at Amey’s Isle of Wight project

 

Development of Amey’s Isle of Wight Energy from Waste (EfW) facility is behind schedule, as the island’s local authority says that the plant will become operational around six months after the expected date. Last year Amey...

1 November 2019

Hot commissioning at delayed Suez Eco Park

 

Suez UK has said that its delayed Eco Park facility in Surrey is nearing completion after the facility’s gasifier accepted its first waste. The Eco Park is a collection of facilities designed to manage waste from Surrey ...

31 October 2019

Dorset looks to preserve cross-border HWRC use

 

Dorset council is set to spend £405,000 ensuring that its residents have access to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) outside of the county. The proposal for the investment comes after neighbouring Hampshire county ...

31 October 2019

Halloween news round-up (31/10/19)

 

With news on; Oxford blames pumpkins for November food waste spike; Try second hand costumes this Halloween, says Zero Waste Scotland; Tewkesbury warns residents about Halloween plastic waste; ReFood urges action on pumpkin waste, and; ...