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15 November 2017

Somerset looks to align waste services

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced plans to align waste and recycling collection, disposal and vehicle procurement arrangements by March 2020. According to the Partnership, operating under three unified contracts will ...


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10 October 2017

Mills to join Iona and new director at Amey


Two senior appointments have been announced within the waste management sector with Peter Mills, managing director of Panda (UK), moving to private equity firm Iona Capital and Amey appointing Simon Houlahan as southern business director.

10 October 2017

Cory wins Tower Hamlets contract


Cory Riverside Energy has announced that it has won a contract to provide waste management services to the London borough of Tower Hamlets, which covers residual waste CA site.  The energy from waste company takes over the work ...

29 September 2017

South Cambridgeshire to scrap paper caddies


South Cambridgeshire council has confirmed its plans to stop collecting paper separately from households using caddies from mid-December, in a move to ‘simplify’ the recycling process. From 11 December 2017, the council ...

28 September 2017

Doncaster recycling crews to vote on strike action


Trade union Unite confirmed yesterday (27 September) that it will ballot Doncaster refuse workers over strike action in a dispute over job cuts. Should workers vote in favour of the action, it is likely to affect ...

28 September 2017

Recycle Week takes off across UK


Councils and businesses across the country are hosting events to mark the 2017 Recycle Week to raise public awareness about recycling and waste. Starting on Monday (27 September), Recycle Week runs until 1 October around resource ...

27 September 2017

Manchester PFI contract to end this week


Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is on track to terminate its Private Finance Initiative contract with Viridor Laing at the end of the week. Yesterday (26 September), a spokesperson for the ...

27 September 2017

Sutton’s recycling rate ‘hits 53%’


Residents in Sutton are producing more recycling than residual waste for the first time in the borough’s history, the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) has claimed. Waste tonnage data released by SLWP shows that Sutton’s ...

26 September 2017

Oxford city council edges closer to 50% recycling


Work to boost the collection of food waste from homes and flats, and a recycling rewards scheme has helped to boost the recycling rates in Oxford, the city council has reported. And, according to Oxford city ...

26 September 2017

LARAC 2017 Awards finalists revealed


The local authorities in with a shot at this year’s Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) 2017 Celebrations Awards have been announced, as this year’s finalists are unveiled. The annual event, which is now ...

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