Special Reports Monday 21 October 2019
13 September 2019

Training schemes tackle HGV driver shortages

 

A number of training schemes have been launched across the waste management industry in an attempt to tackle the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. The lack of drivers is a long-running issue and has caused problems for ...

23 August 2019

Guernsey encouraged by PAYT scheme

 

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Guernsey has been encouraged by the response to its Pay As You Throw (PAYT) system for household residual waste, six months after the scheme's launch. The system – in which residents buy stickers ...

19 July 2019

Worthing councillor takes on recycling challenge

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Local authorities are keen to increase recycling rates – but Worthing borough councillor Edward Crouch has taken a more personal approach than most. Cllr Crouch, who is the council’s Executive Member for ...

18 June 2019

Black bag sorting ‘drives up recycling’ at Welsh councils

 

SPECIAL REPORT: The Vale of Glamorgan’s introduction of a sector-leading, black bag sorting initiative has drastically improved recycling rates and reduced residual waste by changing the way waste is managed.  FCC explain the impacts of the ...

23 May 2019

Working in partnership for paper quality

 

SPECIAL REPORT: A partnership between Ward Recycling Limited and Bollegraaf has been praised for delivering a landmark fibre sort facility in Hartlepool. The facility, which is noted to be the ‘first of its kind’ in the UK, is...

2 May 2019

Defra summit to discuss charity shop charges at CA sites

 

EXCLUSIVE: Charges paid by some charity shops for disposing of unwanted donations at local authority CA sites/HWRCs will be the focus of a government summit this summer. Joshua Doherty reports on some of the issues under discussion.

18 April 2019

Sandwell council continues contamination work

 

Sandwell council has emphasised its continued focus on education and communication with residents to drive up recycling rates and target contamination. Speaking to letsrecycle.com, Andrea Morris, customer engagement ...

14 March 2019

WRAP’s Maddox talks Strategy, food waste and funding

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Government has committed to covering the cost of separate weekly food waste collections, a WRAP official influential in some of the thinking behind the Resources and Waste Strategy has told letsrecycle.com.

11 February 2019

Driving data and growth at Reconomy

 

Fast growth and a digital approach to business could see Reconomy’s turnover reach £250 million this year. Steve Eminton headed to Telford to talk to the company’s chief executive, Paul Cox, about recent acquisitions and his plans for the ...