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5 July 2019

NLWA and Biffa launch ‘Bin your nappy’ campaign

A joint campaign by the North London Waste Authority and waste management firm Biffa is seeking to highlight problems caused by nappies being disposed of within dry mixed recyclables. Launching this week the #BinYourNappy ...


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19 June 2019

Serco secures Windsor & Maidenhead contract


Services firm Serco has signed an eight-year contract to manage waste and recycling collection services on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. The new contract which begins in September 2019, will see Serco ...

18 June 2019

Black bag sorting ‘drives up recycling’ at Welsh councils


SPECIAL REPORT: The Vale of Glamorgan’s introduction of a sector-leading, black bag sorting initiative has drastically improved recycling rates and reduced residual waste by changing the way waste is managed.  FCC explain the impacts of the ...

17 June 2019

WRAP: Listening and responding over consistency


While the Consistency and other consultations have closed, discussions continue on how the ideas contained in these could impact on local authorities. Peter Maddox, Director at WRAP reflects on the benefits that should arise ...

14 June 2019

Highland council gets approval for RDF plant


Planning permission has been granted for a facility in Inverness to process more than 80,000 tonnes of residual waste to produce refuse derived fuel (RDF). The facility, which is being developed by Highland council, is to be built...

13 June 2019

Resources Strategy sees council contracts ‘under review’


Long-term local authority waste contracts may need to be renegotiated if measures set out in the government’s Waste and Resources Strategy are successful, a senior public sector official has advised. Ian Fielding, chair of the ...

12 June 2019

Appointments round-up (12/06/2019)


With news on: CIWM names junior vice president; fresh faces at Eunomia; a new manager for OPRL; appointments at Crowmwell Polythene and Vanden Recycling; and directors at Bristol Waste

11 June 2019

Renewi provides for ‘termination’ of Derby contract


Renewi Plc has provided for the “complete termination” of its Derby PPP contract following a delay to the opening of the Sinfin gasification plant by its partner Interserve. The revelation came yesterday (June 10) as the ...

11 June 2019

Glass to move into commingled under East Sussex contract


Changes to recycling services for three East Sussex councils – Hastings, Rother and Wealden – under a new contract with Biffa, will see glass added to commingled collections from later this month. The councils form part of the...

10 June 2019

Burnley proposes recycling collections switch


Burnley council is considering proposals to introduce wheeled bins to replace sacks and boxes for the collection of recyclable materials for around 22,000 households. The proposal follows a review of the borough’s waste ...