Councils Sunday 26 January 2020
24 January 2020

Norfolk to reduce waste sent to Great Blakenham

Norfolk county council has come to an agreement with Suffolk county council which will allow for some of its residual waste to continue to be treated as part of the latter’s waste contract with Suez. While the current ...


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26 November 2019

Portable charger ‘almost set wagon on fire’


East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued a warning to its residents over the disposal of batteries after a power bank portable charger started a fire in the back of a bin lorry in Bridlington on 18 October. The council explained ...

25 November 2019

Serco named as Richmond waste contractor


Public services firm Serco has been named as the winner of a contract worth up to £60 million to manage waste and recycling services for Richmond upon Thames council. The contract will run for 10 years (with the option to extend ...

21 November 2019

Sheffield reassures residents over MRF flooding


Sheffield city council has reassured residents that material destined for Veolia’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in the city is being redirected elsewhere, after the site was forced to temporarily close due to ‘significant’ ...

20 November 2019

Cheshire East announces food waste roll out


Cheshire East council is to roll out a food waste recycling service from  January 2020 as part of efforts to reach a 65% recycling rate by 2035. The new service has been announced at a time when the council – which recorded a ...

19 November 2019

Greens look to circular economy in manifesto


A Sustainable Economy bill, which would contain binding targets for recycling and waste management, featured in the manifesto launched today (19 November) by the Green Party. The manifesto for the 12 December General Election was ...

18 November 2019

Leeds rolls out PTT and carton collections


Residents in Leeds will now be able to recycle pots, tubs and trays (PTT) and cartons via their kerbside collections. Leeds city council announced last week that it will expand the range of plastics it accepts – all ‘number 5...

15 November 2019

SWP and Suez praise tender process


Consultancy firm Eunomia has released a report looking at the recent procurement undertaken by the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), providing insight into what “made the tender a success”. The document – called ‘...

15 November 2019

Wigan ‘bucks trend’ by slashing fly-tipping


Wigan council says it has “bucked the national trend” by reducing the number of fly-tipping incidents reported compared to five years ago by more than a third. According to statistics published by Defra, the number of reported...

14 November 2019

Cornwall drops weekly recycling plans


Cornwall has reversed plans for weekly recycling collections as part of efforts to attract “affordable bids” for its waste and recycling contract. In September councillors were told that the procurement process had been ...