Councils Friday 19 April 2019
18 April 2019

Essex advised to reject second Rivenhall EfW plan

EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied ...


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2 April 2019

Amey to appeal Waterbeach EfW decision


Amey has announced that it is appealing Cambridgeshire county council’s decision to block its proposed energy from waste (EfW) facility at the Waterbeach Waste Management Park near Cambridge. In September 2018, the council ...

2 April 2019

Somerset ‘concerned’ by Resources Strategy standards


Somerset Waste Partnership has expressed concern over the potential impact of changes to funding for kerbside waste collection with its plans for a reduced frequency residual waste collection system. The Partnership’s Board met ...

1 April 2019

Norfolk reports rise in fly-tipping incidents


Data published by councils in Norfolk suggests that fly-tipping has increased across the county since charges at their household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) were introduced last year. However, it's been claimed that the ...

28 March 2019

Call for ‘freedom of choice’ on residual frequency


Councils should retain their “freedom of choice” over frequency of residual waste collections, one local authority expert has suggested. The comments came from Emma Beal, managing director of the West London Waste Authority (...

27 March 2019

‘Mountain to climb’ over consistency aims


A senior WRAP official has warned that there is "a mountain to climb” to meet the consistency aspirations within Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Giving the keynote address at the National Food Waste Conference ...

North Ayrshire 27 March 2019

North Ayrshire announces recycling contractors


North Ayrshire council has awarded new contracts for processing recyclable waste as it moves away from a fully commingled kerbside collection system from next month. From Monday, 1 April, the council is introducing 240 litre ...

26 March 2019

Scottish councils record 45.6% recycling rate for 2017


Scotland’s local authorities recorded a recycling and composting rate of 45.6% in 2017 – figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency today (26 March) have indicated. This represents a slight increase on the...

25 March 2019

News in brief (25/03/2019)


With news on; South Gloucestershire buys site to ‘improve waste capacity’; Legislation ‘calculator’ launched by Suez and Anthesis; Council launches HWRC campaign; Coca-Cola support for spring clean initiative.

25 March 2019

Hertfordshire names organic waste contractors


Hertfordshire county council has awarded the initial parts of a contract for organic waste treatment and composting services, which could be worth up to £4.6 million. Among the companies to successfully bid for the work was ...

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