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18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform

Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...


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18 January 2019

Aberdeenshire to approve three-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 “...

17 January 2019

Monmouthshire to make separate glass collection switch


Residents in Monmouthshire are set to receive a new glass recycling box following a “successful” glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties which began in 2016. From 4 March glass bottles and jars will no longer be ...

17 January 2019

Luton council to issue penalties for ‘side waste’


Luton residents have been warned that they could  face penalties of up to £400 if they leave extra black sacks and items of waste alongside residual waste bins, under a new enforcement campaign by the council. From the end of ...

16 January 2019

Council seeks end to Birmingham waste dispute


Birmingham council has said that it may seek court action against trade unions representing city refuse workers if further talks fail to bring an end to industrial action. The potential action has caused a major split in the ...

15 January 2019

Dorset sees recycling costs rise


‘Significant changes’ in the market for recyclable material could lead to a cost of around £685,000 for the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP), the organisation has revealed. However, ‘favourable forecasts’ in the budget for ...

15 January 2019

Ipswich partners with retailer on recycling scheme


Ipswich borough council has partnered with a local retailer – East of England Co-Op – to raise awareness of the town’s kerbside recycling service and to reduce recycling contamination. As part of the initiative the ...

14 January 2019

Birmingham to reassess interim Veolia contract


Birmingham council’s cabinet will meet tomorrow (15 January) to discuss next steps in its waste treatment contract after a decision to extend its deal with Veolia was called in by councillors last week. Veolia signed a 25-year-...

11 January 2019

Sicily snap clinches Letsrecycle Live Christmas competition


The results are in for the Letsrecycle Live 2018 Christmas competition – with a seasonal snap from Roger Hudspith of Recycling Training Services crowned the winner. As part of the competition, readers of

11 January 2019

‘Injury risk’ sees South Lakes reduce recycling box size


South Lakeland district council is switching to smaller recycling boxes to reduce the “potential risk” of injury to council staff and householders. The 44-litre blue boxes being distributed to householders are the same length ...

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