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20 May 2019

LARAC welcomes EPR proposals but questions DRS

The local authority recycling body, LARAC, has welcomed proposals for packaging producers to fund the full cost of the recycling of their products at the end of life. Responding to the government's consultation on plans to ...


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16 April 2019

FCC picks up East Lothian residual waste contract


FCC Environment has been awarded a contract worth up to £33 million for the treatment of residual waste on behalf of East Lothian council. The contract, which runs for a total of ten years, will see FCC handle between 25,000 to ...

15 April 2019

Pembrokeshire to check HWRC residual waste


Pembrokeshire county council in south Wales has announced that residents bringing waste to its six Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will be asked to demonstrate that they are not disposing of recyclable items. The...

15 April 2019

The Value of Challenge


OPINION: Robin Davies, Business Development Director at Serco Environmental Services, takes a look at the role of competition in relation to local authority waste and recycling contracts. The ...

12 April 2019

Banks asked to intervene over Sinfin EfW plant


Derbyshire and Derby councils have called for financial backers of the Sinfin waste treatment centre to intervene to 'secure the future' of the delayed facility. The plant, which was due to open in 2017, is being built on the ...

11 April 2019

Stroud council investigates ‘trade waste bonfires’


Stroud district council has revealed that it is investigating ‘an increasing number’ of complaints about illegal waste bonfires on industrial and trade premises. Materials being burnt on commercial properties includes plastics...

11 April 2019

Waste crews propose strikes in Newham and Anglesey


Unite union members carrying out waste collection rounds for a private contractor in Wales and a local authority in east London, look set to strike in separate disputes over pay in coming days. Isle of Anglesey county council in ...

10 April 2019

West Sussex HWRC fire extinguished


A fire at a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in West Sussex, which burned for several days, has been extinguished. The fire at the Viridor-run HWRC site at Westhampnett, which was believed to involve over 500 tonnes of ...

10 April 2019

Planning Inspector dismisses Notts waste site appeal


The Planning Inspector has dismissed an appeal against an order to clear a site at Newark in Nottinghamshire, believed to hold over 2,000 tonnes of waste. Nottinghamshire county council issued an enforcement notice against Newark ...

9 April 2019

Man dies following collision with van at Hampshire HWRC


An 84-year-old man died on his way to hospital after being involved in a collision with a van at a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) operated by Veolia in Hampshire on Sunday (April 7). Hampshire Constabulary confirmed ...

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