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Fly-tipping is on the rise, with local authorities forking out more than £57.7 million last year to clear up rubbish dumped on public roads, paths and land.

It’s the highest bill since 2008/9.

Youngsters take the lead in recycling and tackling litter

13 Feb 2018 |
Peter Doherty, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

LARAC hears of new opportunities to track waste crime

6 Feb 2018 |
Daniel Roberts - LARAC Vice-Chair

LARAC recently engaged with CIWM and other industry partners to hear of innovative approaches to tackling waste crime in the UK. Waste crime covers a range of activities, from fly tipping and illegal exports to misclassification and fraud and costs the UK £600 million per year. Local authorities often face a disproportionate bill for remedying the impacts of waste crime and LARAC supports a co-ordinated, pan industry approach that relieves the burden on cash strapped Council’s, tackling these issues at source.  Login and read my full report in the Members Area (Meeting Reports section).

WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2017 will be set using a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Associations, it has been revealed.

This will include a ‘flat rate’ of £3.50 per tonne to reflect the variable costs involved in collecting and processing WEEE, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said.

The WEEE compliance fee methodology has been announced

Social Media. It’s a polarising topic. Either it’s the origin of all that’s wrong with the world or the most brilliant way to keep in touch with friends and loved ones.