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19 February 2020

Merseyside councils to vote on food collections

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is to put the decision on a Liverpool-wide food waste collection service to the city’s district waste collection authorities. Options for the adoption of a weekly food waste ...


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7 January 2020

Hampshire to introduce HWRC permit system


Hampshire county council has announced that it will introduce a resident permit system at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) later this year, which will see those from outside the county charged to use them. ...

3 January 2020

Lincs issues battery warning after Christmas fires


Lincolnshire county council has issued a warning to residents to ensure that all batteries and flammable liquids are removed from waste following three fires at recycling centres over the Christmas break.   The fires took place ...

2 January 2020

‘Serious assault’ at Manchester HWRC prompts warning


The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has highlighted the dangers its staff face at recycling centres following a “serious assault” last month which left an employee with a broken jaw. According to a statement from...

2 January 2020

Buckinghamshire waste services to ‘harmonise’


There will be a move to “harmonise” waste services in Buckinghamshire as the five councils in the area merge into a single unitary authority from April this year. However, these plans are at an “early stage” and it is ...

23 December 2019

Liability changes as Serco wins Derbyshire Dales


Services giant Serco has been awarded an eight-year contract worth £3.1 million per annum to continue to provide waste and recycling collection services to Derbyshire Dales district council. A report which was approved by the council ...

23 December 2019

Wrexham highlights food waste success


Wrexham county borough council has said a 49% increase in the amount of food waste recycled helped it achieve a 66% recycling rate in the 2018/19 financial year.  The council posted statistics showing that 196 tonnes of food ...

20 December 2019

Londoners urged to recycle Christmas trees


London Councils - the local government association for Greater London - is encouraging residents to recycle, rent or replant their Christmas trees over the festive period. The association ...

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.