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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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 ...

7 February 2020

Reducing waste ‘central’ to Sutton’s climate emergency


VIDEO REPORT: Reducing waste is Sutton council’s “number one priority” in its climate emergency plans, a councillor told while also hailing the council’s move away from landfill. And, the council ...

6 February 2020

Bracknell Forest opts for three-weekly collections


Bracknell Forest council is to introduce weekly food waste collections from October 2020, while the frequency of refuse collection will change to once every three weeks. The proposals were approved by executive councillors at a ...

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