News

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
1 August 2016

We have come to realise that in an article in letsrecycle.com on 27 July there has been a wrong impression given of comments made by our Chair Andrew Bird on the subject of commingled collections. The view expressed was not the view of LARAC.   We apologise for any confusion this may have caused our members and partners about the position we take on this subject.  Once we knew about the views attributed to us we took action and the article was corrected on 1st August. 

Reflecting the...

By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Office
Posted
20 July 2016

Opening the LARAC Wales conference this year, Russ Owens from the Welsh Government reminded us all why we are in this industry - it's worth quoting from his presentation:

"There are many variables that Local Authorities have to consider when providing local waste and recycling services.

There are severe financial pressures.
There are logistical concerns.
There are aesthetic concerns.

What everyone with responsibility for these services should understand though...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
5 July 2016

It’s that wonderful time of year again when LARAC gets to really give something back to its members in a big and obvious way.  We never have more pleasure than when we are able to welcome our members’ newer employees to our National Conference in October – completely free of charge, via our scholarship scheme.

Of course we wouldn’t be able to do it at all without our fantastic sponsors:  REPIC;  who not only foot the bill for the scholars to attend the whole conference and awards...

By
Lee Marshall
Posted
25 May 2016

LARAC has called for greater industry wide collaboration and more engagement with local authorities following two recent industry reports. LARAC has dismissed the recent REA report as self-serving and not reflective of the actual savings that might be realised by the introduction of food waste collections. LARAC has also expressed dismay that the ESA appear to be peddling the myth that local authority collections are inefficient, a viewpoint that is outdated and shows a lack of understanding...

By
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO
Posted
16 May 2016

The annual LARAC Scotland Conference took place just outside Glasgow this year in a new venue and a new format. Over 70 delegates attended with local authorities from across Scotland along with other representatives from the wider waste industry. The event started with the Scottish Government outlining their latest policy drives and in particular the work on consistent collection systems and the Collections Charter that has been drawn up, a common theme across the whole UK at the moment....

By
LARAC Office
Posted
27 April 2016

If your authority collects clinical waste then this new guide is for you; it comes out of a review of dealing with clinical waste which was undertaken by Stafford BC, Staffordshire CC, Newcastle Under Lyme, BC and Staffordshire Moorlands DC in 2011. 

Entitled:  'Dealing with clinical waste in a more efficient and cost effective way', the purpose of the information pack is to provide local authorities which currently collect clinical waste, with a methodology and guidance to correctly...

By
LARAC Office
Posted
18 April 2016

Sharpen your pencils/fire up your laptop/recharge your tablet - do whatever it takes to apply for a free place at this year's LARAC Conference and Awards in Nottingham in October. 

As part of the LARAC Scholarship, financed by REPIC,  you will earn a free place at the conference and awards, a free session of special workshops, two nights' accommodation and your travel expenses.

To apply you need to have worked in recycling/waste role for less than seven years at a local...

By
right Waste right Place
Posted
13 April 2016

Recent evidence of widespread non-compliance with Duty of Care legislation for waste, introduced by the government in 1990, has led to the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of the law and its requirements. The ‘right Waste, right Place’ campaign is primarily aimed at informing smaller businesses about the law and their obligations, as research suggests that 94% of non-compliant organisations are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Lack of compliance has contributed to the...

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