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10 June 2021

SLWP recycling rate creeps up in 2020/21

The South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) slightly increased its recycling rate by 0.3% to 39% between April 2020 and March 2021 when compared to the previous financial year, while waste arisings jumped 7.6%. The SLWP manages ...


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30 April 2021

Mansfield contamination levels show ‘marked increase’


A report from Mansfield district council has highlighted a “marked increase” in the number of recycling loads rejected at Veolia’s sorting facility. Written by waste and recycling manager Ryan Oliff, the report went before ...

29 April 2021

Max Recycle granted appeal in Durham council dispute


The Durham Company, trading as Max Recycle, has been granted permission to appeal a court order striking off a claim it brought against...

26 April 2021

Suez map ‘helps pinpoint recycling obstacles’


Wales stands out as the green ‘top’ performing part of the UK in terms of recycling in contrast to red areas dotted around England and Scotland, according to an interactive map of recycling rates published today (26 April) by Suez ...

23 April 2021

Northern Ireland’s waste figures spark EfW call


Waste volumes in Northern Ireland rose by 9.2% in the final quarter of 2020 (October to December), when compared with the same period in 2019. Statistics released by the Northern Ireland Executive yesterday (22 April) show that ...

23 April 2021

Scottish parties unveil waste policies


With the Scottish Parliamentary elections taking place on 6 May 2021, looks at the top five parties by current share of seats and their policies for waste and recycling. The elections will take place to ...

22 April 2021

Welsh online repair directory launches


An online directory which allows Welsh residents to find repair shops has been launched by Resource Efficiency Wales and a string of partner councils. The 

22 April 2021

Re-Gen Waste wins deal with Redcar and Cleveland


Redcar and Cleveland borough council has awarded a one-year contract for the processing and recycling of kerbside collected household waste to Northern Ireland-based Re-Gen Waste.  Worth £1 million, the contract with the Newry-...

21 April 2021

London mayoral candidates set out waste policies


Waste and recycling features prominently on the agendas of the London mayoral candidates, ahead of the elections on 6 May. There are 20 candidates standing, encompassing representatives from traditional political parties to ...

20 April 2021

GMCA reports big rise in paper contamination


A fall in the value of mixed paper towards the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 contributed to a large rise in the tonnage of recyclables rejected in Greater Manchester.  A report which will go before the ...