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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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14 November 2019

Election prompts Richmond review of HWRC fees


Richmond council has said that the snap election has allowed it to review the planned £205 per tonne charge for DIY waste at its household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Kew. Last month, the council announced it was to roll...

13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

11 November 2019

Waste industry hit by flood disruption


Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

8 November 2019

News in brief (08/11/19)


With news on; Smurfit Kappa launches new food-safe packaging; Northampton homes move to wheeled bins; Viridor employ ‘pester power’ with packed lunch scheme; B&M first in North West to earn DVSA accreditation, and; Danish brand launches ...

8 November 2019

Hackney installs ‘UK first’ reverse vending machine


Hackney council has claimed to be the first local authority to install a reverse vending machine as part of its efforts to improve recycling rates in flats and on estates. The new machine, which has been supplied by Unisan,  ...

6 November 2019

Dorset Waste Partnership launches pay review


Dorset council is launching a review into the pay of drivers working for the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP). The review was launched at Dorset’s October cabinet meeting, when Cllr Anthony Alford – Dorset’s portfolio holder ...

6 November 2019

‘More awareness needed’ over plastics in compost


Organics recyclers are calling for more to be done to improve the quality of green waste feedstock collected at the kerbside. The call to action this week (November 5) comes in the wake of the Environment Agency launching a ...

5 November 2019

ACE calls for carton recycling support


The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has called on European policy makers to ensure cartons are collected and recycled. The call comes alongside its newly-launched campaign ‘We’re not just square, we’...

4 November 2019

Mixed progress at Amey’s Isle of Wight project


Development of Amey’s Isle of Wight Energy from Waste (EfW) facility is behind schedule, as the island’s local authority says that the plant will become operational around six months after the expected date. Last year Amey...