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1 June 2020

Sheffield implements fines for HWRC queues  

Sheffield city council has introduced a £70 fine for drivers queuing on roads to access Household Waste and Recycling centres (HWRCs).


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29 April 2020

Merseyside among resumed service deliveries


There is evidence across the UK that waste services may be beginning to stabilise after a challenging time so far during the coronavirus pandemic.  Some halted waste services are resuming, and local ...

28 April 2020

Councils being asked to open HWRCs, minister says


The secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, Robert Jenrick, will be asking councils in the coming weeks to reopen household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs).   Mr

28 April 2020

Garden waste services still suffering, councils say


Garden waste collections operated by local authorities in England remain badly hit and the proportion of household waste recycling sites unavailable has increased to 92%. These are two of the key findings in the latest survey of ...

28 April 2020

Platform service for ‘stretched’ Scottish councils


Zero Waste Scotland has launched a digital platform to link local authorities with private operators who have capacity to help our during the coronavirus pandemic. Describing local authority services in Scotland as “stretched", ...

28 April 2020

NI minister outlines principles of HWRC reopenings


Northern Ireland’s environment minister has ...

27 April 2020

Obituary: Ian Buss, Bath & North East Somerset


Iain Buss – 20 February 1965 to 23 March 2020 Iain Buss, Recycling Operations Manager, at Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES), sadly passed away on Monday 23 March due to the Covid 19 virus, after a short stay in the ...

27 April 2020

Scottish government launches waste guidance campaign


A campaign has been launched by the Scottish government and three other bodies aimed at helping residents to better manage waste in light of service disruption brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.  

24 April 2020

London boroughs see workforce ‘stabilising’


Coronavirus is continuing to put increased pressure on waste services in parts of London because of staff reductions and increased levels of  household waste. Councils have been reporting that they are still faced with service ...