Councils Wednesday 8 April 2020
8 April 2020

Government advice published on waste social distancing

The government has issued guidance on how staff who are attending work in the waste sector can adhere to social distancing and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.   Within the ...


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26 February 2020

Liverpool unveils ‘UK first’ CNG refuse trucks


VIDEO REPORT: Liverpool city council has unveiled what it describes as the UK’s first eco-friendly fleet of refuse vehicles. Powered by biomethane, a Compressed Natural Gas, the council said its 20 strong fleet – costing £3.4...

25 February 2020

Walsall renews Casepak treatment contract


Leicester-based waste management company Casepak has announced it has been awarded a renewed three-year contract to process 24,000 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recyclables from Walsall council. Material collected from Wallsall's ...

25 February 2020

Storm Dennis prompts ‘special’ disposal measures


In the wake of the severe flooding caused by Storm Dennis in the last couple of weeks, several local authorities have introduced special temporary waste disposal measures. The West Country and Wales were hit particularly hard by ...

24 February 2020

Veolia launches scheme to manage abuse


Veolia and West Berkshire council are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the abuse the waste management company's crew receive in their day-to-day work. Once unveiled in West Berkshire, the campaign, called Expect Respect...

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 ...

Somerset 18 February 2020

Somerset opts for three-weekly collections


Somerset is to reduce the frequency of black bin collection to once every three weeks to encourage residents to recycle more. The change has been made in anticipation of the county’s transition to Suez as its collections ...

17 February 2020

Urbaser to introduce Waltham Forest changes


A kerbside collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles and batteries will be rolled out in Waltham Forest next month. Effective from 2 March the changes will see more than 75% of households have a new ...

17 February 2020

Keenan and Suez agree Aberdeen extension


Keenan Recycling has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with Suez to treat Aberdeen’s household garden and food waste. Suez has been in partnership with the Aberdeen-based organic waste recycling company since 2002...

13 February 2020

East Lothian procurement delayed by DRS


East Lothian council is to extend its recycling collection contract with Biffa after the process of procuring a new contract was delayed by the need to examine the impact of Scotland’s planned deposit return scheme (DRS). The ...

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