Recycling: Now’s the time to consider switching to separate collection
With many changes taking place as a result of the Environment Bill, this is a perfect opportunity to consider switching to separate collection of paper and cardboard, says Simon Ellin.
Survey shows public trusts councils more than Government on COVID
The findings of a new opinion poll show the public trusts councils more than Government on the response to COVID, says APSE.
Recycle Week is so important, this year of all years
As Recycle Week starts, director of WRAP UK Peter Maddox highlights the public’s high levels of satisfaction with waste collections and renewed momentum in Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy.
The challenge of bringing street cleaning, refuse and recycling back in-house
Bringing back street cleaning, refuse and recycling under the control of Ealing LBC during COVID-19 was by no means easy, but Kevin O’Leary believes ‘we have exceeded expectations’.
Serco strike action averted
Strike action by refuse workers in Sandwell has been averted after Serco withdrew planned changes to collections.
Recycling driving Biffa profits
Waste contractor Biffa is expecting strong results this year thanks to its recycling operations.
Suez posts ‘solid’ results
The waste company was bolstered by its municipal recycling operations in the UK.
Some local lessons from the Far East
Heather Jameson finds that while local government officers in Japan are grappling with similar challenges to those in the UK, there is one stark difference – Japanese authorities have the power to make their own laws and raise their own taxes.
Uncertainty puts East Lothian procurement on hold
Uncertainty over the future of waste and recycling in Scotland has led to East Lothian Council pushing back procurement of a contract for bin collections.
Cornwall awards waste contract after procurement delay
Cornwall Council has appointed Biffa to provide its waste collection service after scaling back its contract demands.
Outsourcing boosts recycling rates - study
Outsourced waste collections are achieving higher recycling rates than in-house services, new research has suggested.
Amey environment and utilities businesses to 'go on sale'
Amey is putting its environment and waste and utilities businesses up for sale, according to reports.
East Riding top of recycling rates
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has topped the Government’s list of local authority recycling rates in England for 2018/2019.
Viridor reaps rewards from recycling and waste treatment
Lucrative recycling and waste contracts at Viridor have driven up profits for its parent company Pennon Group.
Recycling’s all shook up
Pity poor Pembrokeshire CC, they tried so hard to put a positive spin on their new kerbside recycling collection plans only to face a stream of criticism for making it too complicated.
Suez begins €1bn cost cutting
Waste specialist Suez has announced it will make efficiency savings of €1bn as part of a company restructure.
It’s a bit of a squeeze
Back in the day there was the ice bucket challenge and now North East Lincolnshire Council hopes to create the next viral buzz.
Councils plan for Kier exit
Councils have been making plans after Kier decided to exit the waste industry.
Government’s waste strategy adopts ‘wrong approach’ - MPs
The waste strategy proposed by the Government has come under fire from MPs amid concerns about the burden it could impose upon local authorities.
Council waste collections to undergo multi-million pound overhaul
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC is to give its waste service a £3.6m overhaul.