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30 April 2021

Mansfield contamination levels show ‘marked increase’

A report from Mansfield district council has highlighted a “marked increase” in the number of recycling loads rejected at Veolia’s sorting facility. Written by waste and recycling manager Ryan Oliff, the report went before ...


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5 August 2019

Winchester to add glass after contract switch


Winchester council is adding separate collections of glass to its kerbside recycling service under changes being rolled out as it splits away from a joint contract with East Hampshire council. The two local authorities currently ...

15 July 2019

Exeter plots overhaul of kerbside recycling service


Kerbside glass and food waste collections are set to be introduced in Exeter, as the city council also looks to move to a three-weekly cycle for residual waste collections. The move to introduce a kerbside service for food ...

24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020


The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP ...

11 June 2019

Glass to move into commingled under East Sussex contract


Changes to recycling services for three East Sussex councils – Hastings, Rother and Wealden – under a new contract with Biffa, will see glass added to commingled collections from later this month. The councils form part of the...

8 May 2019

Scotland confirms ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme


Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, has today (8 May) outlined the Scottish Government's proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. As reported by

22 February 2019

Wide set of materials backed for Scottish deposit scheme


The Scottish Government’s consultation on a deposit return scheme has found a high level of support for a scheme which includes the widest range of materials possible. Overall, 45% of respondents thought the DRS should include ...

18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform


Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...

14 February 2019

Concerns raised over DRS impact


Concerns over the potential impacts of a deposit return system (DRS) in the UK emerged at the Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference in London yesterday (13 February). Sentiment from some in the audience and on a panel ...

17 January 2019

Monmouthshire to make separate glass collection switch


Residents in Monmouthshire are set to receive a new glass recycling box following a “successful” glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties which began in 2016. From 4 March glass bottles and jars will no longer be ...