local authorities

14th August 2018
Viridor Announce Contract Extension With Kent County Council

Viridor Announce Contract Extension With Kent County Council

Viridor is set to continue its recycling partnership with Kent County Council following agreement on a 24-month contract extension through to July 2020. The processing and selling kerbside recycling contract, which has been held since 2016, will see Viridor receive … Continue reading

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29th May 2018
“Fresh Interventions” Needed To Meet New EU Recycling Targets – ESA

“Fresh Interventions” Needed To Meet New EU Recycling Targets – ESA

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has launched the first of two new reports looking at what it will take to meet the weight-based recycling targets proposed by the EU Circular Economy Package. The report, “An economic assessment and feasibility study … Continue reading

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8th May 2018
Wales Announces £15m Funding To “Improve Recycling Collection Systems”

Wales Announces £15m Funding To “Improve Recycling Collection Systems”

The Welsh Government will today (8 May) announce an additional £15m of capital funding to further improve local authority recycling collection systems and infrastructure, including for plastics. Plans will also be announced for Wales to be the World’s first “Refill … Continue reading

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25th April 2018
Plastics Initiatives Must Not Be Seen As “Alternative” To Kerbside Recycling

Plastics Initiatives Must Not Be Seen As “Alternative” To Kerbside Recycling

The Government’s recent initiatives to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 should not be seen as an alternative to kerbside recycling, but should work alongside it, the Local Government Association (LGA) says. In a published briefing on the debate … Continue reading

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13th April 2018
Defra Seeks Views On Council Litter Enforcement Guidance

Defra Seeks Views On Council Litter Enforcement Guidance

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking views on guidance to English councils about using their litter enforcement powers fairly and effectively. Defra committed in the Litter Strategy for England to publish improved guidance to promote proportionate … Continue reading

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12th April 2018
Viridor Awarded Multiple Contracts Following £1m Glass Upgrade

Viridor Awarded Multiple Contracts Following £1m Glass Upgrade

Viridor has completed a £1m upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities and a total estimated annual tonnage of 10,500. Viridor Resource Management (VRM) Managing Director Keith Trower … Continue reading

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11th April 2018
Waste Service Cost “Robbing” Funds From Most Vulnerable – LARAC

Waste Service Cost “Robbing” Funds From Most Vulnerable – LARAC

The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) aims to start an industry wide debate on the future of local authority waste and recycling funding with the publication a new policy paper, which recommends “serious” consideration of direct charging in the … Continue reading

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8th March 2018
Financial Health Of Councils Impacting Frontline Services, Says Audit Office

Financial Health Of Councils Impacting Frontline Services, Says Audit Office

The financial health of local authorities across England is getting worse, says a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The report, published today (8 March), claims that despite greater freedoms to increase council tax bills and one-off short-term funds … Continue reading

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