Councils Wednesday 25 November 2020
25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an ...


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14 October 2020

Court of Auditors warns over costs of DRS


Deposit Return Schemes can support more ambitious recycling targets for plastic bottles “but come at a cost”, the European Court of Auditors has warned. In a report on EU action to tackle the issue of plastic waste, the Court...

13 October 2020

Birmingham could abandon ‘incineration’ from 2034


A Birmingham city council official has suggested the local authority may look to "move away from incineration” from 2034, when a waste disposal contract it is currently procuring for comes to an end. Veolia signed a 25-year-deal...

12 October 2020

Councils calm on waste impact of further lockdowns


With further lockdown restrictions in sight, councils in areas already facing tighter restrictions have set out how waste services have coped this "second time around". Local authorities in England including the North East, ...

9 October 2020

Suez to retain Kensington and Chelsea waste contract


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK is to be appointed the preferred bidder by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for its recycling and waste collections and street cleansing contract. The contract is worth around £13.5 ...

9 October 2020

Welsh council shuts HWRC to boost recycling 


Monmouthshire council has announced the closure of its Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Usk, in a bid to improve kerbside recycling rates. In a meeting on Wednesday (7 October), senior councillors voted to close the ...

8 October 2020

Birmingham sees trade waste income shortfall


Street Scene, Birmingham city council’s in-house waste company, recorded a £1.9 million income shortfall in 2019/20, partly as a result of losing customers for its trade waste services. A report which went before the council’...

7 October 2020

Greater Manchester sees 5% recycling drop


The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) recorded a 5.1% drop in its recycling rate in the first quarter of the 2020/21 financial year (Apr-Jun 2020), compared with the same period in 2019.  The Authority’s waste and ...

5 October 2020

Viridor and Warrington in waste processing deal


Viridor has signed an agreement with Warrington borough council  which will see 52,000 tonnes of residual waste converted into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and processed at Viridor’s Runcorn energy recovery facility.   The ...

5 October 2020

FCC awarded £40 million Kent HWRC contract


FCC Environment has been awarded a five year contract by Kent county council, worth £40 million, to manage and operate 12 Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs).   The contract, ...

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