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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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20 April 2021

Newham to implement weekly recycling collections  


Newham council is moving to weekly recycling collections in order to boost its recycling performance, which at 20.3% in 2019/20 is “significantly below national and regional averages”. At a meeting on 13 April, the council...

19 April 2021

Portsmouth’s weekly waste allowance returns to normal


Portsmouth residents’ weekly general waste allowance returned to normal today (19 April), having been increased during the lockdown to encourage people to stay at home. The limit was increased by one additional bag of rubbish ...

19 April 2021

Thurrock slams union claims of refuse crew pay cut


Thurrock council has dismissed claims from a union that it intends to cut the annual salary of refuse workers, as a strike over a proposed pay review enters its second week. Refuse workers in Thurrock began strike action on 13...

19 April 2021

Keep Britain Tidy tackles contamination in Milton Keynes


Keep Britain Tidy is working with Milton Keynes Council to help residents recycle correctly and drive down contamination. Reports in local Milton Keynes press had raised concerns about the ‘bin police’ going through residents...

16 April 2021

Consistency consultation delay met with disappointment


Defra’s decision to delay the publication of its second consultation on consistent collections until after the local elections on 6 May has been met with disappointment from the waste sector. The consultation of consistency in ...

15 April 2021

Defra’s consistency consultation delayed


Publication of Defra’s second Consistency Consultation has been delayed until after the local government elections being held on 6 May. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today (15 April) emphasised ...

15 April 2021

Sunderland begins search for HWRC operator


Sunderland city council has begun the search for a contractor to manage and operate its new household waste recycling centre (HWRC). The £4 million HWRC, which was granted planning permission in October 2020, is to be built on ...

15 April 2021

Coffee pod recycling scheme goes live


A “first of its kind” recycling programme for coffee pods goes live today, and includes kerbside collections from two local authorities. The scheme, called Podback, was formed in November by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK...

15 April 2021

Suez makes changes to Cornish transfer stations 


Suez is making alterations to its network of transfer stations across Cornwall ahead of changes to the county’s collection services coming into force next year.  Under the unitary authority’s £273 million contract with Biffa...