Regional News

Posted
2017-04-26
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LARAC Office
Region

Keen to work within a busy environment, delivering excellent services to the customer? Then join Joint Waste Team and provide a waste and cleansing service to the residents of South Bucks, Chiltern and Wycombe District Councils.

Posted
2017-04-13
By
LARAC Office
Region

You will need strong communication skills to advise, guide, negotiate and persuade a range of audiences to maximise recycling, reduce contamination and reduce waste disposal. Waste can be an emotive topic, so you should be enthusiastic and motivated by helping to improve how waste is managed in Derby.  2 Waste Minimisation Officers are required to form part of a small team tasked with making the Derby 'Delivering Differently' project a success -...

Posted
2017-04-13
By
Jennifer Perry, LARAC Support Services Officer
Region

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Dimitra Rappou, Waste Prevention Manager from the NLWA has stepped in to take over the London Rep role now that Sarah Williams has left following the birth of her baby. 
Dimitra brings with her a wealth of experience in local authority waste, having worked previously in two London boroughs and at Waste Watch. We, on the Exec, are all looking forward to working with her - and we hope you will get in touch with her if you have any London...

Posted
2017-04-13
By
LARAC Office
Region

Passion, enthusiasm and experience for recycling more and wasting less - these are the requirements for the  London Keep Britain Tidy job now being advertised on our website.

An exciting challenge, managing multiple projects to a high standard, to time and on budget as you work to help the charity elimnate litter, improve local places andprevent waste.  You will  work with local authorities and local people - take a...

Posted
2017-04-13
By
LARAC Office
Region

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils  are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward looking delivery model. The two Councils are undergoing significant change to provide a more efficient and effective service to our customers. For waste and associated services, this involves a number of high profile and time critical projects relating to the delivery of the domestic and trade waste services.

Posted
2017-04-11
By
LARAC Office
Region

Warwickshire County Council's Waste Management Team has scoped two more trophies in the past month and is in line for another three national award titles!

 

March saw Warwickshire winning the Innovation Award at the Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services (ICiPS) Awards 2017 for its recycling and re-use partnership with Age UK Warwickshire. Collecting their trophy from Olympian Derek Redmond at York Racecourse were Ruth Payne (left) and Caroline Faulkner. This...

Posted
2017-02-28
Region

Recently added to the South Northamptonshire Council waste and recycling page of its website is a simple but effective 'thank you' to its householders:  

"South Northamptonshire Council collects rubbish and recycling from over 37,000 households. We would like to thank everybody in the District for making the recycling scheme so successful. In the last year we recycled 60% of all the waste collected and sent less rubbish to landfill than ever before."

South...

Posted
2017-02-28
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Simon Mander/letsrecycle.com
Region

Tandridge Council’s waste and recycling contracts manager Simon Mander is running the London Marathon in April 2017 to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA).

Mr Mander has worked in the recycling and waste management industry for over 25 years, serving local authorities including Horsham and Croydon councils as well as having worked at Defra delivering the National Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund. He and his council is also a member...

Posted
2017-02-27
By
LARAC Office
Region

We weren't exactly hot off the starting blocks but we certainly do want to congratulate Scotland - recently named as one of the world's top circular economy nations and recently receiving a global award for its work on making things last. 

The Scottish Government – representing itself and its key agencies – was the recipient of the Award for Circular Economy Governments, Cities and Regions at the Circulars Awards, presented at...

Posted
2017-01-31
By
letsrecycle
Region

Aberdeen city council is preparing for an overhaul of its recycling and waste collection service, which will see a reduction by a quarter in the overall capacity given to residents for residual waste.

The council is delivering close to 70,000 180 litre black wheeled bins to householders – supplied by the container manufacturer MGB – which will replace existing 240 litre containers used for the collection of residual waste.

Containers currently used for residual waste will...

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