Local Authority

23rd June 2017
Council Proposes To Save £2m Annually From Recycling Centre Cuts

Council Proposes To Save £2m Annually From Recycling Centre Cuts

Surrey County Council has launched a consultation on proposals to save up to £2m-a-year from community recycling centres. Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s (CRC) Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, said: “We face very tough decisions and we very much … Continue reading

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22nd June 2017
Manchester’s “Slim Bins” Boost City’s Recycling By 8%

Manchester’s “Slim Bins” Boost City’s Recycling By 8%

Manchester’s recycling rate has increased from less than 32% in 2015/6 to a projected 40% for 2017/8 after issuing reduced capacity residual waste bins throughout the city. Manchester’s increase in recycling rates will have helped the city to avoid more … Continue reading

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20th June 2017
Council Brands New Waste Collection Service “Wholly Unacceptable”

Council Brands New Waste Collection Service “Wholly Unacceptable”

Elmbridge Borough Council has branded its current waste collection “difficulties“ under a new contract with Amey, as “wholly unacceptable”. The Council has issued an apology to residents, who have been experiencing a backlog of waste collections associated with the start … Continue reading

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14th June 2017
LGA Waste & Recycling Grant Not “Doomed To Succeed”

LGA Waste & Recycling Grant Not “Doomed To Succeed”

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published an evaluation of council projects funded by its Waste and Recycling Programme. It says, as can be the case with grant funding, it doesn’t believe the project was “doomed to succeed”. In its … Continue reading

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1st June 2017
Birmingham Council Refuse Workers In Strike Vote

Birmingham Council Refuse Workers In Strike Vote

Refuse collection workers at Birmingham city council have started voting in an industrial action ballot today (Wednesday 31 May) amid accusations of financial mismanagement and an overspend by council bosses of £9.7m.  The members of Unite, Britain’s biggest union, say … Continue reading

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19th January 2017
Sheffield Votes To End Veolia Waste Contract 20 Years Early

Sheffield Votes To End Veolia Waste Contract 20 Years Early

Sheffield City Council leaders have agreed to re-procure the authority’s waste services currently provided under a contract with Veolia, 20 years before the contract was originally due to end. At a meeting held yesterday (18 January) at Sheffield Town Hall … Continue reading

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12th January 2017
SUEZ Awarded Devon Recycling Centre Contract

SUEZ Awarded Devon Recycling Centre Contract

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been awarded a contract by Devon County Council to operate its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the county for the next five years. The contract, which is due to start on April 1 … Continue reading

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