News

By
LARAC Office
Posted
5 December 2016

APSE has recently published the results of a new survey, conducted on their by behalf by Survation,  which asked residents what they thought about how money is spent on their behalf. 

Local refuse and recycling services are valued the most highly by the public out of all council services, but people also ranked support for other council services, like school meals, local council leisure facilities such as swimming pools, gyms and playing fields and parks. Another top priority for...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
4 December 2016

The Landfills Disposal Tax for Wales Bill was introduced to the National Assembly on 28th November - Royal assent is anticipated in the summer of 2017. 

From April 2018, landfill disposals tax will replace landfill tax in Wales. Like landfill tax, landfill disposals tax will be a tax on the disposal of material of waste to landfill and will be charged by weight. It will be payable by landfill site operators, who pass on these costs to waste operators through their gate fee. This new...

By
Letsrecycle
Posted
4 December 2016

Councils in Northern Ireland achieved a 42.2% municipal recycling and composting rate in 2015/16, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Published 1st December, the annual statistical report shows that in total, Northern Ireland’s councils collected 969,157 tonnes of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste in 2015/16.

The tonnage was a 1.9% increase on the 951,423 tonnes collected in 2014/15. Household waste accounted for 88.8% of...

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
29 November 2016

The latest from the Paintcare Project.

The interim report from the recent Paintcare meeting (available in our Members' Forum- sign in to read it) laid out the progress made in the project which aims to solve the problem of leftover paint, both for local authorities and householders. 

55 million litres of leftover decorative paint is generated in the UK each year. When disposed of, most of it finds its way into the domestic waste stream, goes into landfill via black bags, or in...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
28 October 2016

We had such a great conference this year we decided to make a video to showcase the event. 

If you were there you will enjoy this!  If you weren't then you'll get a flavour of a LARAC Conference and why it is one of the best!

The Presentations and Workshops from the conference are up in the Members's Area of this website.  
If you are a LARAC partner or exhibitor at the event and haven't received the showreel of presentations, then please get in touch with the office at...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
14 October 2016

It is a privilege to represent our members who, by necessity, demonstrate ingenuity everyday of their working lives and once a year we get to showcase their amazing efforts.   All the nominees were worthy winners and we congratulate them all. 

But there have to be winners, and we are happy that on Wednesday 12th October the following teams and people from member local authorities were rightly celebrated by LARAC. 

Best Communications Campaign
This award recognised work...

By
OPRL
Posted
13 October 2016

Following the recent release of OPRL’s short animation bringing recycling labels to life, continuing collaboration with LARAC has produced posters explaining how local collections match the on-pack labels.

The posters, developed with local authority recycling officers and underpinned by research conducted for Recycle Now, are freely available to councils and OPRL members to help consumers understand how the labels match their own kerbside services – and where they don’t. By...

By
LARAC and OPRL
Posted
11 October 2016

 LARAC, the local authority recycling officers’ body, is to join the expanding ownership of OPRL, which runs the UK’s most widely recognised packaging recycling label scheme.  This latest development underpins the importance of a shared approach to promoting greater and more effective recycling of packaging materials.  It aims to create strong and united leadership on recycling issues.

OPRL and LARAC, have developed a positive working relationship in recent years. Lee Marshall, CEO of...

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