Regional News

Posted
2017-03-22
By
LARAC Office

UPDATE:  Help the team continue to develop how they operate across the districts and deliver new and exciting projects.  There are two jobs - the Waste Policy Officer and a Data Analyst - both key in delivering the change and efficiency demanded by the two councils.  Recycling and waste experience may not be essential - but the ability to bring new ideas will be what they are looking for - Go to the vacancies page and see if you can bring your talents to bear in these enterprising jobs. ...

Posted
2017-03-16
By
LARAC Office
Region

Oxford City Council is home to an award winning Recycling Team - so it would be an exciting prospect  to help them continue to develop  the successes they've already achieved by helping to educate Oxford residents how to sustainably manage their waste through reducing, reusing and recycling.

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Posted
2017-03-07
By
LARAC Office
Region

The Bristol Waste Company is LARAC's newest member.  A company wholly owned by Bristol City Council, The Bristol Waste Company is responsible for the delivery of Waste collections, Recycling, Street Cleansing Services and HWRCs.

Posted
2017-03-06
By
LARAC Office

Hull City Council is looking to recruit a Waste and Open Spaces Project Development Officer to work in the Streetscene Services team.

The role will involve developing and implementing various projects to meet the aims of the Council’s waste strategy.  

This will include projects aimed at increasing the quality of recycling and promoting   waste minimisation as well as other projects.   

The post holder will need to have a good understanding of current waste management...

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
By
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
2017-02-22
By
LARAC Office

Working some of the week from Manchester but also sometimes from Banbury and sometimes travelling nationally, the new post-holder will help to disseminate the benefits of supporting WRAP’s national consumer campaigns within regional communications. This role will focus on urban authorities.  The candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of collection, recycling and sorting systems in operation and the relevant policy and legislative context; strong operational experience in planning and...

Posted
2017-02-10
By
LARAC Office
Region

Take a look at the details for the Assistant Team leader - Waste Services, Blaenau Gwent CBC - also available as a secondment opportunity this is a chance to lead the Waste Services team. You will manage the frontline teams, develop waste management services; collection, recycling and...

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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