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3 April 2020

British Glass urges councils to maintain recycling

Glass sector trade association, British Glass, has called on councils to continue the ...


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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 ...

12 February 2020

East Riding receives Recycling League champion’s trophy


East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been recognised for topping the Recycling League of England’s local authorities with a recycling rate of 64.8% for 2018/19. In the wake of figures published by the government in December, the...

12 February 2020

Bristol Mayor opens ‘transformed’ HWRC


A ‘transformed’ household reuse and recycling centre was officially opened in Avonmouth yesterday (February 11) following significant investment at the site. Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, attended the official unveiling of ...

11 February 2020

Renewi seeks alternatives for East London RDF


Renewi’s contracts to send East London's waste to two energy from waste (EfW) facilities in Europe are “under review”, following the introduction of the Dutch RDF import tax, it emerged this week. And, a report from Renewi ...

11 February 2020

Redditch spot checks find 23% contamination


Redditch borough council has increased efforts to curb its “shockingly high” contamination rate, after a spot check found that 23% of what was collected from its recycling bins was contaminated. The Worcestershire-based ...

10 February 2020

Waste services feel force of Storm Ciara


Councils, waste authorities and even the police issued warnings about Storm Ciara, as the squall disrupted waste services over the weekend. And, household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) across the country were forced to close...

10 February 2020

Aberdeenshire trials polystyrene recycling


Aberdeenshire council has begun a one-year trial of polystyrene recycling at three of its household recycling centres as part of efforts to boost recycling rates in the county. A one-year contract was signed with packaging company...

10 February 2020

Pendle tackles ‘unacceptable’ contamination


Pendle borough council is stepping up efforts to tackle contamination of recycling bins and will be placing stickers on receptacles if they contain the wrong items. Residents will be asked to remove the wrong items from the blue ...