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18 February 2019

Defra puts ‘on-the-go DRS’ in consultation options

Consultations are being launched today (18 February) on household waste measures to implement core aspects of the Resources and Waste Strategy in England. Lasting for 12 weeks, they will cover Deposit Return Schemes; Extended ...

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22 January 2019

Work begins on new Edmonton EfW facility

 

Construction of the huge North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) began today with initial works on the facility taking place. The new plant will replace the decades-old 500,000 tonne energy-from-waste facility in Edmonton...

22 January 2019

Guernsey gears up for ‘pay-as-you-throw’ scheme

 

Starting next month (February) residents of the Channel Island of Guernsey will be required to purchase payment stickers as part of a new ‘pay-as-you-throw’ (PAYT) scheme for residual waste. These payment stickers must be ...

21 January 2019

Construction of Millerhill EfW ‘ahead of schedule’

 

FCC Environment has announced that completion of its £142 million Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Millerhill, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is “ahead of schedule”, with commissioning activities now at an advanced stage.  

21 January 2019

Kent opts for HWRC charges despite fly-tipping concern

 

Kent county council has moved forward with plans to introduce charges for ‘non-household waste’ at all 16 of its Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the county. The decision follows a consultation where ...

18 January 2019

Council worker killed after East Kilbride bin lorry collision

 

A South Lanarkshire council worker has been killed following a collision with a waste collection vehicle in East Kilbride on Thursday (17 January) morning. Police Scotland has confirmed that officers attended the scene ...

18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve three-weekly residual waste move

 

Aberdeenshire council is expected to approve plans next week to move to a three-weekly collection service for residual waste. The proposals are part of a new waste strategy for the region, which is seeking to maximise the “...

17 January 2019

Monmouthshire to make separate glass collection switch

 

Residents in Monmouthshire are set to receive a new glass recycling box following a “successful” glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties which began in 2016. From 4 March glass bottles and jars will no longer be ...

17 January 2019

Luton council to issue penalties for ‘side waste’

 

Luton residents have been warned that they could  face penalties of up to £400 if they leave extra black sacks and items of waste alongside residual waste bins, under a new enforcement campaign by the council. From the end of ...

16 January 2019

Council seeks end to Birmingham waste dispute

 

Birmingham council has said that it may seek court action against trade unions representing city refuse workers if further talks fail to bring an end to industrial action. The potential action has caused a major split in the ...

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