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.
Brexit exposes need for more investment in waste infrastructure
The need for investment in waste infrastructure has been thrown into sharp focus by the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.
Six councils to mull £34m recycling plant plans
Six councils are to be asked to give the go-ahead for the construction of a £34m recycling facility.
Pressure mounts on councils to recycle food waste
English councils have been urged to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections as figures reveal 1,000 tonnes a day end up in landfill.
Redbridge goes it alone after parting with Amey
Redbridge LBC has ended a 12-year relationship with Amey to establish its own waste company.
MPs: Government waste strategy overly-prescriptive
The Government’s proposed waste strategy is ‘overly-prescriptive’ and local authorities should be given the freedom to tailor their approach, MPs have said.
White Van Man on... recycling
I remember a time as kids when you could take empty Coke bottles back to the shop and get money for them.
There’s still a long way to go on the road to recycling
We should not be spending less on recycling, but more, according to Heather Jameson. The Government needs to legislate to cut waste at its source.
Brighton council workers announce strike action
Strike action by Brighton & Hove City Council workers is to begin later this month.
Council halts some recycling collections for two months
Some recycling collections have been halted by Allerdale BC due to issues with its new service.
Councils hit out at standardisation drive
Council figures have hit out at a government consultation to standardise recycling across the country.
Government accused of trying to 'dictate' recycling rules
Local government figures are resisting proposals to standardise recycling across the country.
Contractors' fears over extending council waste collection powers
Waste firms have warned of dire consequences if the Government proceeds with proposals to hand powers over collections from businesses to councils.
Suez wins £210m Somerset waste contract
Suez has picked up one of the largest waste contracts in the country after being named as preferred bidder for Somerset Waste Partnership’s overhaul of collections.
‘Smart bins’ and tax cuts could help increase recycling rates - report
Local authorities could use ‘smart bins’ and council tax cuts to help drive up recycling rates in their areas, a new study has suggested.
Waste strategy could lead to bins boom - DCN
Millions of already produced hard-to-recycle plastic receptacles may be made redundant by the Government’s new waste strategy, the District Councils’ Network (DCN) has warned.