Councils Sunday 26 January 2020
24 January 2020

Norfolk to reduce waste sent to Great Blakenham

Norfolk county council has come to an agreement with Suffolk county council which will allow for some of its residual waste to continue to be treated as part of the latter’s waste contract with Suez. While the current ...


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19 December 2019

Amey fined by Cambridgeshire council


Waste management company Amey has been fined half a million pounds by Cambridgeshire County Council for sending too much of the region’s biodegradable waste to landfill. The target for biodegradable waste to be sent to landfill...

16 December 2019

NLWA ‘disappointed’ over Bywaters withdrawal


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) released a statement today (16 December) expressing disappointment that recycling firm Bywaters is “unable to honour” a contract awarded for processing the authority’s dry recyclables.

16 December 2019

Lewisham unveils £1.4 million recycling plan


Lewisham council has unveiled a £1.4 million ‘recycling and reduction plan’, as part of efforts to meet the London mayor’s 50% recycling target by 2025. The standout measure of the plan will see the council – which ...

13 December 2019

Shadow waste and recycling minister loses seat


On a torrid night for Labour, Sandy Martin, who had been the party’s shadow waste and recycling minister, lost his seat in Ipswich. Labour now looks set to reshape its waste and environment team in the wake of a series of ...

11 December 2019

Comms experts told ‘make resources the new normal’


Modernising the public’s view of recycling is an important way to boost community engagement, according to the opening speaker at the annual Communications Conference for the waste and recycling sector.  The message came from ...

11 December 2019

Tower Hamlets works towards in-house service


"Extensive preparations" are underway as the London borough of Tower Hamlets prepares to take its waste and recycling services in-house, after its existing contract with Veolia expires in April 2020. The decision to bring the ...

11 December 2019

J&B wins North Tyneside council contract


North Tyneside council has awarded a £3 million contract to J&B Recycling to process kerbside recyclable waste. The two-year deal, which began in October, will see J&B processing 17,000 tonnes-a-year of separately ...

10 December 2019

LWARB flats project sees recycling rise


Changes in the way recycling banks are managed and promoted have enhanced recycling rates in a housing association development in London by 26%. The jump in recycling has been reported by LWARB – the London ...

10 December 2019

Christmas recycling preparations ramped up


Councils and waste management bodies are ramping up their Christmas preparations, with many announcing changes to collections and issuing advice on what to recycle over the festive period. In Oxfordshire, for example, the county ...