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25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an ...


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3 November 2020

Some councils say HWRCs will be open for lockdown


A string of councils across England have announced their household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) will remain open throughout the latest lockdown, which is due to begin on Thursday (November 5).  While Defra has yet to ...

30 October 2020

UBB Waste Essex ‘total deficiencies’ top £85m


Administrators appointed at UBB Waste Essex – formed by Urbaser and Balfour Beatty – have published a statement of affairs showing that the company’s total deficiencies are £85.8 million. The document, published on ...

30 October 2020

Northumberland to trial glass collections


Northumberland county council is to pilot a monthly glass collection scheme from Monday (02 November) in a bid to boost recycling rates.  Four thousand households across four areas of Northumberland will each receive an ...

30 October 2020

Surrey explores EfW options for 2024


EXCLUSIVE: Surrey county council is to examine its options for waste treatment when its contract with Suez recycling and recovery UK expires in 2024.   A strategy is being developed and will consider approaches ranging from a ...

29 October 2020

Kirklees to work with Suez over HWRC dispute 


Kirklees council is working with Suez to re-instate cardboard recycling skips at its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs), after it came under fire for not “taking action” to reintroduce them. The council suspended ...

27 October 2020

Scotland sees household waste landfilling under 1m tonnes


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has reported less than 1 million tonnes of household waste sent to landfill for the first time, in statistics for 2019 published today (27 October). Despite the fall in landfill, the recycling...

26 October 2020

ESA launches campaign to avoid battery fires 


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is launching a campaign today, 26 October, in a bid to tackle the growing number of fires caused by batteries that have been thrown away. The new national Take Charge campaign urges ...

23 October 2020

Northern Ireland municipal waste sees 10% hit


Statistics released by the Northern Irish government have shown that the volume of municipal waste collected in the country fell by 10.8% between April and June 2020, compared with the same period last year. The provisional ...

23 October 2020

Warwick and Stratford propose joint waste contract


Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon district councils have proposed combining their waste collections under one contract serving 126,000 households.  The councils say their current contracts finish at roughly the same time, which...

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