Waste

  • We must recycle more

    10 January 2018

    Local authorities must be more proactive when it comes to guidance on recycling ,writes Bob Neill.


  • Deal to end Brum bin strike

    27 November 2017

    Birmingham City Council’s long-running dispute with union Unite appears to be over after the sides brokered a deal protecting pay while modernising waste management roles.


  • London borough wins injunction against unlawful campsites

    31 October 2017

    The High Court has issued an injunction banning 23 named defendants and ‘persons unknown’ from setting up unlawful campsites and fly-tipping.


  • New research: Whitehall needs to focus on preventative policies

    19 October 2017

    Whitehall is regularly drawn into costly, reactionary spending cycles to mitigate crises within the NHS and adult social care but is failing to tackle the underlying causes, a study has found.


  • Latest Ombudsman's report reignites the outsourcing debate

    06 September 2017

    The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s recent report, Lifting the lid on bin complaints, has reignited the debate around outsourced services and whether local government gets value for money from such contracts.


  • Why the Ombudsman is wrong about bin collections

    06 September 2017

    Louise Round explains why she disagrees with last week's Local Government Ombudsman report on bin collection complaints.


  • Birmingham’s leader on the horns of a dilemma

    30 August 2017

    The dispute over Birmingham's bin strike has pushed John Clancy into an alley with one union cutting off one escape route and another union blocking the other. Michael Burton says the leader is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.


  • Birmingham officers in warning over bin deal

    25 August 2017

    A row is brewing between Birmingham City Council’s management and senior councillors over how to end the long-running industrial dispute with bin men.


  • Outsourcing blamed for bin complaints increase

    23 August 2017

    The outsourcing of waste collections by councils in England has led to an increase in the number of complaints being upheld by the ombudsman, a new report has warned today.


  • Waste PFI firm claim for compensation

    10 May 2017

    Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) faces a compensation claim from its private finance initiative (PFI) contractor after pulling the plug on the £3.2bn deal.


  • New waste fleet aids road safety

    02 May 2017

    Veolia, the multinational waste management company, has responded to concerns over cyclists’ safety across Britain by developing a fleet of vehicles with improved driver vision.


  • AWM is top bidder for £14m waste deal

    26 April 2017

    Bradford City Council has named Associated Waste Management (AWM) as the preferred bidder for a potential £14m, 12-year waste treatment contract.


  • London boroughs’ £209m Veolia deal

    05 April 2017

    Waste services firm Veolia has signed a £209m eight-year contract with four south London boroughs under which 330 new staff will join the firm.


  • Authority forced to reveal £500m contract details

    22 March 2017

    Gloucestershire CC has been forced by a government tribunal to publish full details of its largest ever contract.


  • Councils loan £17.5m to waste partnership

    14 February 2017

    Five district councils in Somerset have agreed to loan their waste partnership a total of £17.5m to buy new recycling vehicles.


  • Contract’s online discovery probed

    08 February 2017

    Gloucestershire CC has launched an investigation into how parts of a controversial £500m waste incinerator contract were discovered online.


  • Luton extends Civica deal

    01 February 2017

    Luton BC has extended its partnership with Civica by another 10 years, as another local authority is looks to cut short its outsourcing agreement.


  • Peterborough set to dump waste contract

    26 January 2017

    Peterborough City Council has announced plans to end its waste and recycling contract with Amey in a bid to save cash.


  • Sheffield votes to axe waste contract – 20 years early

    24 January 2017

    The waste services firm Veolia has defended its track record after Sheffield City Council voted to end its contract almost 20 years early.


  • Sheffield considers ending contract early

    11 January 2017

    Sheffield City Council is considering ending its waste management contract with Veolia 20 years early as the deal is ‘no longer meeting its needs’.