Councils Saturday 14 December 2019
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 ...


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28 October 2019

Contract and charging changes at Richmond upon Thames


West London borough Richmond upon Thames is to start charging residents on a weight basis for DIY waste from 2 December 2019, partly because the authority’s budget is being hit by DIY disposal costs. A minimum fee of £41 will be imposed.

28 October 2019

Glass DRS ‘best for planet and consumers’


The inclusion of glass in Scotland’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is best “both for the planet and for consumers”, says Zero Waste Scotland. The comments come in response to heavy criticism from the glass industry ...

25 October 2019

N. Ireland hits 50% target 18 months early


Northern Ireland’s councils have exceeded a 50% recycling rate – hitting their 2020 target 18 months early. Data for July 2018 to June 2019 shows that households in the region are recycling and composting more waste than ...

25 October 2019

ISWA Congress in Bilbao 2019


Pay as you throw; the public walking into waste collectors; plastics in the sea; and reducing needs to reduce resource use: all these and more were on the agenda of the latest ISWA Congress, as reported by Jeff Cooper, a former ISWA and CIWM ...

25 October 2019

Surrey scraps HWRC wood charge plans


Surrey county council is set to scrap plans to charge for construction wood at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). And, the council will also halt the planned closure of four facilities and instead seek savings ...

24 October 2019

Textiles ‘disrupting recycling’ in Merseyside


The Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) has launched a campaign to address the issue of textiles “disrupting” the authority’s recycling process. The initiative is part of MRWA’s “Recycle Right” campaign ...

24 October 2019

News in brief (24/10/19)


With news on; BPF creates a sustainable packaging design tool; Record turnover for VWS Software Solutions; Suez invites visitors for Heritage Open Days 2019; LSS launches new ‘big yellow’ website, and; Monmouthshire opens new recycle shop at ...

23 October 2019

Denbighshire pushes ahead with monthly collections


The Welsh county of Denbighshire is pushing ahead with its plans to overhaul its waste collections including the microchipping of food waste caddies. The £15.1 million overhaul will include a move to monthly residual ...

21 October 2019

Edmonton EfW ‘crucial’ for climate despite legal bid


The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has hailed its plans for the replacement of an incinerator as “crucial to tackling the climate emergency” – despite facing a legal challenge from environmental campaigners. The NLWA ...