Councils Saturday 28 March 2020
28 March 2020

WISH issues waste and COVID-19 advisory document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday ...


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12 February 2020

Bristol Mayor opens ‘transformed’ HWRC


A ‘transformed’ household reuse and recycling centre was officially opened in Avonmouth yesterday (February 11) following significant investment at the site. Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, attended the official unveiling of ...

11 February 2020

Renewi seeks alternatives for East London RDF


Renewi’s contracts to send East London's waste to two energy from waste (EfW) facilities in Europe are “under review”, following the introduction of the Dutch RDF import tax, it emerged this week. And, a report from Renewi ...

11 February 2020

Redditch spot checks find 23% contamination


Redditch borough council has increased efforts to curb its “shockingly high” contamination rate, after a spot check found that 23% of what was collected from its recycling bins was contaminated. The Worcestershire-based ...

10 February 2020

Waste services feel force of Storm Ciara


Councils, waste authorities and even the police issued warnings about Storm Ciara, as the squall disrupted waste services over the weekend. And, household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) across the country were forced to close...

10 February 2020

Aberdeenshire trials polystyrene recycling


Aberdeenshire council has begun a one-year trial of polystyrene recycling at three of its household recycling centres as part of efforts to boost recycling rates in the county. A one-year contract was signed with packaging company...

10 February 2020

Pendle tackles ‘unacceptable’ contamination


Pendle borough council is stepping up efforts to tackle contamination of recycling bins and will be placing stickers on receptacles if they contain the wrong items. Residents will be asked to remove the wrong items from the blue ...

7 February 2020

Reducing waste ‘central’ to Sutton’s climate emergency


VIDEO REPORT: Reducing waste is Sutton council’s “number one priority” in its climate emergency plans, a councillor told while also hailing the council’s move away from landfill. And, the council ...

6 February 2020

Bracknell Forest opts for three-weekly collections


Bracknell Forest council is to introduce weekly food waste collections from October 2020, while the frequency of refuse collection will change to once every three weeks. The proposals were approved by executive councillors at a ...

6 February 2020

Food waste collections considered in Liverpool


Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority is to meet tomorrow, 7 February, to discuss the available options for the early adoption of a weekly food waste collection service in Liverpool. The move follows the introduction of the ...