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18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve 3-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 “...


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17 December 2018

Gove to face Creagh after resources strategy launch


Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove is to be questioned in Parliament this week on the new Resources and Waste Strategy, just 24 hours after it is published. The strategy is out tomorrow (18 December) and will ...

14 December 2018

Stroud welcomes ‘most-improved recycler’ tag


Stroud district council – which saw the biggest improvement in its recycling rate for the last financial year – has put its increase down to a revamp of its collection service. That’s according to Councillor Simon Pickering...

13 December 2018

News in brief (13/12/2018)


With news on: Danone partners with Ecosurety on packaging compliance; Council bids to reduce HWRC waiting times; Ellgia announces Cambridge hospital contract; Cheshire East consults on collection changes; and,  East Devon to trial ...

13 December 2018

Hertfordshire Waste Partnership details ‘challenging’ year


The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) has incurred “significantly reduced income streams in a number of areas” for the last financial year due to challenges in recycling markets. The announcement from HWP – the ...

12 December 2018

Waste Strategy offers ‘hope’ over stagnating recycling rates


Senior waste industry figures have said they hope measures introduced in Defra’s upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy will help to boost stagnating recycling rates. The latest statistics on household waste and recycling were ...

12 December 2018

East Riding hails ‘teamwork’ in recycling rate success


The best and worst performing local authorities in the newly-released Defra statistics for recycling in England have responded to their positioning in the league table.   Across the board, England saw a small 0.3% reduction in ...

11 December 2018

Recycling rate shows growth on annual year basis


Defra has said it is encouraged by the increase in recycling of household waste for the calendar year 2017, to 45.2% - up from a rate of 44.9% for the previous year. The annual figure is more positive than the 0.3% decrease in the...

11 December 2018

England’s recycling rate drops – East Riding top again


EXCLUSIVE: England’s recycling rate, including composting, has fallen by 0.3% to 44.8% in the 2017/18 financial year, compared with 45.1% in the previous period. According to the Defra statistics, released this...

11 December 2018

ReFood calls for uniform collections


ReFood is calling on district councils to implement uniform recycling collections in 2019, including separate ones for food waste, after proposals were rejected by the Local Government Association (LGA) earlier this year. “The ...

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