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.
Serco signs deals worth £120m
Serco has put pen to paper on local authority contracts worth £120m this year.
Bunny love at Wyre Forest
Hare-raising tales reach Diary from Wyre Forest DC, which has been rabbiting on about finding a missing bunny.
Contractor prepares to cut losses from Derby waste agreement
The future of a troubled energy-from-waste project in Derby hangs in the balance as a partner in the deal prepares to write-off its investment.
The time to act is now
The volume is going to continuously increase on the climate change public policy agenda, according to Paul O'Brien - and local government could and should lead the way.
Government accused of trying to 'dictate' recycling rules
Local government figures are resisting proposals to standardise recycling across the country.
Herts renegotiates Veolia incinerator contract
Hertfordshire CC has renegotiated a contract with Veolia as it awaits a decision on plans for an incinerator.
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.
Can you afford not to respond to the Resources and Waste consultations?
The Government has explicitly committed to funding councils to implement the proposals in Defra’s new Resources and Waste strategy, says Peter Maddox. It needs local government input to the consultations that are open until mid-May.
City of London bids for first in electric bin collections
City of London Council is expected to become the first authority in the country to run a fully electric fleet of refuse vehicles.
Shock tactics in the war on waste
As large cities continue to grow we must get smarter at dealing with waste, says Nick Kemp. He outlines how Newcastle City Council's communications team came up with a 10-tonne high way of grabbing people’s attention and keeping them engaged.
Birmingham bin dispute cost council £6m
Birmingham City Council has settled an industrial dispute with refuse workers that has cost the authority almost £6m.
Controversial enforcement firm loses second contract
A controversial enforcement firm has had its second council contract terminated within a matter of months.
S**T storm in Teeside
If a rose by any other name smells as sweet, should council enforcement teams adopt a similar attitude to waste collectors with admirably frank tradenames?
Birmingham officers deny union accusations of 'inflammatory' reports
Senior officers at Birmingham City Council have rejected a trade union’s claims their reports have been ‘inflammatory, defamatory and inaccurate’.
The final countdown
Dan Peters reports on how local authorities are making contingency plans for Brexit while also endeavouring to maintain an open dialogue with the relevant UK agencies.
White Van Man on... bin collections
There’s nothing like taking your minds off Brexit than to have an argy about rubbish collection.
Council leaders insist waste reforms must be ‘fully funded’
Local authority leaders have welcomed plans to ‘overhaul’ the waste system, but cautioned Whitehall that any reforms need to be fully funded.