Waste management

  • Leading the charge for net zero

    11 June 2024

    With the right support from the incoming government and by learning from successful initiatives like London’s Green Economy Action Plan, councils can lead in delivering net zero, says Niall Bolger.


  • Government advisers urge overhaul of infrastructure funding

    16 May 2024

    Councils should be given more funding to play a greater role in developing infrastructure projects, according to Government advisers.


  • Government pushes ahead with recycling plan

    09 May 2024

    The Government today confirmed the next steps of its reforms to put an end to the ‘patchwork of different bin collections across England’.


  • Tacking the scourge of waste crime

    12 March 2024

    Government should introduce an intermediate tax band to bridge the gap between standard and lower rates of landfill tax, reducing the incentive for misclassification of waste, says Jonathan Werran.


  • A Dynamic win on waste

    20 February 2024

    The Local Government Association’s LG Challenge 2024 kicked off with a focus on recycling, reuse, and waste in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Jenson Kemp reports.


  • Two-thirds of councils expect to miss waste reform deadline

    15 February 2024

    Councils have urged Government to reconsider its ‘unrealistic’ waste reform deadline after research found local authorities face shortfalls to fund the changes.


  • Concern over waste reform costs

    22 January 2024

    Fears have been raised that more financial pressures could be heaped on councils as a result of waste reforms.


  • Public services in 'dire state’

    31 October 2023

    No public services are performing better than before the pandemic and satisfaction with councils has dropped, a report has found.


  • Oflog moves to expand remit

    27 October 2023

    The new Office for Local Government (Oflog) watchdog has proposed to widen its scope to five new service areas.


  • White van man on... bin collections

    25 October 2023

    I’m thinking of chucking in the motor and moving into the bin-making business.


  • Liverpool proposes to insource waste collections

    03 October 2023

    Liverpool City Council is to bring its waste collection service in-house in a bid to improve recycling rates.


  • A financial hole

    13 September 2023

    A man who claims his old laptop hard drive containing £160m worth of Bitcoins was mistakenly buried at a landfill site has issued an ultimatum.


  • 'Clarity' promised on waste reforms

    12 September 2023

    More certainty on the Government’s waste reform programme has been promised after mandarins were taken to task over delays.


  • Watchdog warns councils still in dark on waste reforms

    28 June 2023

    The Government ‘still lacks effective long-term plans to reduce waste,’ according to the National Audit Office's new report.


  • Gove: Trust councils on waste collection

    09 June 2023

    Communities secretary Michael Gove has said the Government should not ‘dictate’ to councils on waste collections.


  • Bin there...

    06 June 2023

    Our councils may have to deal with pandemics, soaring inflation and a cost of living crisis but at least they don’t have to contend with ‘bin-diving’ birds.


  • White van man on... waste disposal

    30 May 2023

    My local dump is the dog’s whatevers. I mean, the geezers who work there are always cheerful whatever old rubbish you hand ’em and they’re doing a great job, making sure it don’t get chucked into landfill.


  • DCN: Defra waste plans are hindering delivery

    24 May 2023

    Uncertainty over the future of waste collection is hindering delivery, a leading district councillor has claimed.


  • Trust us to deliver on waste

    23 May 2023

    Sam Chapman-Allen urges central Government to respect local government and trust local leaders to build a waste system that works for their residents.


  • North Somerset Council trials innovative bins

    16 May 2023

    North Somerset Council has claimed a first with an innovative new way to collect recycling and waste.