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.
Using the right approach to recycling in Swansea
Wales is ‘surging ahead’ in terms of performance in the UK on recycling, says Chris Howell – and he describes how Swansea City & CC is achieving its impressive results.
Counting the cost of Defra's waste plans
A plethora of issues affecting districts keeps emerging from Whitehall, says Ian Miller - but making it easier for those with two homes to know which bin to use is not a sensible basis for policy development.
DEFRA: We will fund new burdens to collect food waste weekly
Whitehall has insisted that local authorities will be funded for new burdens connected with plans to introduce compulsory weekly food waste collections.
End in sight for Birmingham bin dispute
The industrial dispute between Birmingham City Council and trade union Unite is expected to come to an end this week.
Council faces soaring waste contract costs
Derbyshire Dales DC is braced for a hike in costs when its waste and recycling contract with Serco expires next year.
Concerns raised over waste consultation length
Concerns have been raised that the consultation period on three major pieces of policy could be slashed from the standard 12 weeks.
A wasteful proposal
A universal free garden waste collection service cannot represent an efficient use of Government resources, even if funding could be extracted from packaging producers, says Ian Miller
We are ready to engage with councils to achieve higher recycling levels
The Government’s recently published Resources & Waste Strategy for England sets an ambitious course for the future. WRAP is ready to engage with councils to help deliver the shared goal of higher recycling, says Peter Maddox
Outsourcers back new recycling funding model
Outsourcing giants have backed moves to force manufacturers to pay the costs of recycling their products.
Recycling that makes a difference
Each Christmas Rushcliffe BC collects food and clothes for a local homeless charity - and the waste teams take huge pride in collecting the thousands of items that are picked up at the same time residents put out their wheeled bins, says David Banks
Councils back £1bn boost to tackle recycling
Council chiefs have welcomed the Government’s new waste plans, which aims to encourage businesses and manufacturers to use easily recyclable packaging.