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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6 February 2020

Food waste collections considered in Liverpool


Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority is to meet tomorrow, 7 February, to discuss the available options for the early adoption of a weekly food waste collection service in Liverpool. The move follows the introduction of the ...

5 February 2020

Review of Birmingham’s waste service published


Poor communication is both a "cause and symptom" of the lack of trust that exists throughout Birmingham’s waste management service, according to a review commissioned by the city council. Pledged as part of a deal between the ...

5 February 2020

Lancashire to host waste contract engagement day


Ahead of what will be a rare future infrastructure opportunity for the waste management sector, Lancashire county council is to host an “early engagement” day for a county-backed contract to treat 300,000 tonnes of residual waste.

3 February 2020

Staffordshire replaces HWRC contractor


Staffordshire county council has approved the ‘urgent’ appointment of Amey to take over the running of its 14 household waste recycling centres, after current contractor FCC Environment suddenly decided to leave the contract ‘for ...

31 January 2020

Environment Bill passes first Parliamentary stage


As the UK leaves the European Union which brought in the Waste Framework Directive from which much of the UK’s waste legislation derives, the Environment Bill has been formally published by the government. Given an automatic ...

31 January 2020

Government plans first ‘Food Waste Action Week’


Plans for the country's first ever ‘Food Waste Action Week’ have been announced by the Government alongside a £1.5 funding pot to help change people’s behaviour regarding food and transform food waste into other materials. ...

29 January 2020

Resource London publishes flats recycling findings


Resource London has today (January 29) unveiled a list of measures councils should take to increase recycling in flats, saying that “common sense solutions” such as ensuring bins are emptied regularly can improve recycling by 25%.

29 January 2020

Biffa opens PET plant as export markets tighten


Biffa is today (29 January) officially opening a £27.5m recycling plant in Seaham, County Durham, for PET plastics. At the same time, the company disclosed that it will be also be investing £7 million in a plant to process 20,...

29 January 2020

Bristol rolls out 100 paper cup recycling bins


Bristol city council are to roll out 100 paper cup recycling bins across the city from today (29 January) through its waste management arm Bristol Waste, with the aim of recycling up to four million cups in the first year. And, ...

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