Waste Collection

14th July 2017
WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report has found a number of changes since last year, most notable a drop in Material Recovery Facilities (MRF), Anaerobic Digestion (AD), and Energy from Waste (EfW) gate fees, whilst landfill gate fees have increased. In-vessel … Continue reading

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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
Solar Smart Bins Installed At Norfolk Litter Hotspots

Solar Smart Bins Installed At Norfolk Litter Hotspots

Twelve solar smart bins are being installed by North Norfolk District Council in Cromer and Wells to reduce litter overspill during busy times. The “smart” solar-powered litter bins are larger than a traditional street bin and when litter reaches a … 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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15th June 2017
MF Data Shows Target Material Decrease For England

MF Data Shows Target Material Decrease For England

Updated materials facility (MF) figures by WRAP shows a 1.2% decrease in target material for England and a 0.8% increase for Wales compared to the previous quarter. This is the ninth publication of data under the Environmental Permitting (England and … Continue reading

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15th June 2017
Biffa Signs Covanta EfW Deal As It Reports Statutory Loss

Biffa Signs Covanta EfW Deal As It Reports Statutory Loss

Biffa has signalled an exclusive energy from waste (EfW) deal with Covanta as it reports a rise in revenues but a statutory loss after tax due to the cost of its stock market floatation. Biffa has published its results for the … 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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