Suez begins €1bn cost cutting
Waste specialist Suez has announced it will make efficiency savings of €1bn as part of a company restructure.
We can't tackle climate change alone
This summer, councillors in Craven voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency – joining a couple of hundred other local authorities across the country.
Research reveals councils' top Brexit risks
The economic repercussions of Brexit dominate the risks foreseen by councils, according to new research.
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.
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Winchester mulls new waste contract
Winchester City Council has extended a waste deal with Biffa while it draws up plans for a new long-term contract.
Herts and Veolia end incinerator contract
A contract between Hertfordshire CC and Veolia to build an incinerator has been terminated after repeatedly failing to gain planning permission.
Councils to buy waste facility after deal terminated
Two councils are negotiating to buy a waste treatment facility after a problematic deal collapsed.
Contingency plans for waste contract end
Two councils have issued a prior information notice (PIN) to make organisations aware of a potential opportunity to take over a long-term waste management contract.
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.