Councils Saturday 16 February 2019
15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together

The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...


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7 January 2019

Bucks councillors approve HWRC closure and charges


Plans to close up to two of Buckinghamshire’s ten household waste recycling (HWRC) sites and to reduce opening hours at other sites have been approved by Buckinghamshire county council today (7 January). The measures are a part ...

7 January 2019

Lincs councils to consider food waste collections


Lincolnshire councils are expected to consider the introduction of separate food waste collections as part of a new long-term waste strategy for the region which is being finalised. Currently being adopted by Lincolnshire councils...

4 January 2019

‘Contingency plan’ sees Birmingham reduce collections


Birmingham city council has advised residents to use household waste recycling centres, to 'minimise disruption' to kerbside recycling services caused by ongoing industrial action. The advice is part of ‘contingency’ measures ...

3 January 2019

Cheltenham returns to three-weekly collection option


Cheltenham borough council has asked residents for their views on a range of possible changes to its recycling and waste service – including the potential for a three weekly residual waste collection. The council had previously ...

2 January 2019

East Devon considers waste container charges


East Devon district council’s cabinet will consider plans to charge property developers for supplying new-build properties with recycling and waste containers. The plans come in response to ‘pressure’ on the budget for ...

31 December 2018

Palm to build fibre separation plant at King’s Lynn


A fibre separation plant is to be built by Palm Paper alongside its paper mill in King’s Lynn which recycles 500,000 tonnes of fibre per year into newsprint and associated grades. The significant investment in the separation ...

29 December 2018

Andy Rees receives OBE in 2019 New Year Honours


The Welsh Government's Head of Waste Strategy, Andrew Rees, has been made an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for 2019. And, Colin Crooks, a former pioneer of community sector recycling work in London, has...

24 December 2018

Bucks considers HWRC closures and charges


Buckinghamshire county council will consider closing two of its ten household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) – as well as the potential introduction of charges for some types of waste at remaining sites. A final list of ...

21 December 2018

Festive period sees Saturday waste collections


Local authorities are gearing up for Christmas with many making changes to collection days, and issuing advice to residents on what to recycle over the festive period. In Cherwell, for example, residents are having their ...

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