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18 February 2019

Defra puts ‘on-the-go DRS’ in consultation options

Consultations are being launched today (18 February) on household waste measures to implement core aspects of the Resources and Waste Strategy in England. Lasting for 12 weeks, they will cover Deposit Return Schemes; Extended ...


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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 ...

20 December 2018

Gove offers reassurance over Resources Strategy funding


The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to offer “hundreds of millions” of pounds of funding to local authorities to boost recycling rates. And, according to Mr Gove, this will be “harvested” from extended ...

19 December 2018

FCC bags South Hams and West Devon contract


South Hams district and West Devon borough councils have awarded an eight-year joint contract for waste, recycling and cleaning services to FCC Environment. The contract, which will begin on April 1 2019, will run initially until ...

18 December 2018

‘Modulated’ EPR fees to pay for better council collections


Environment Secretary Michael Gove today (18 December) clarified how an Extended Producer Responsibility system for waste packaging could feed cash back to councils to spend on improved recycling services. Money raised from an ...

18 December 2018

LARAC calls for clarity on Resources Strategy funding


Local authority association LARAC has raised concern that Defra’s plans for reform of the packaging system will be “insufficiently robust”. The comments follow the publication of Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy today...

17 December 2018

Gove to face Creagh after resources strategy launch


Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove is to be questioned in Parliament this week on the new Resources and Waste Strategy, just 24 hours after it is published. The strategy is out tomorrow (18 December) and will ...

14 December 2018

Stroud welcomes ‘most-improved recycler’ tag


Stroud district council – which saw the biggest improvement in its recycling rate for the last financial year – has put its increase down to a revamp of its collection service. That’s according to Councillor Simon Pickering...

13 December 2018

News in brief (13/12/2018)


With news on: Danone partners with Ecosurety on packaging compliance; Council bids to reduce HWRC waiting times; Ellgia announces Cambridge hospital contract; Cheshire East consults on collection changes; and,  East Devon to trial ...

13 December 2018

Hertfordshire Waste Partnership details ‘challenging’ year


The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership (HWP) has incurred “significantly reduced income streams in a number of areas” for the last financial year due to challenges in recycling markets. The announcement from HWP – the ...

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