Regional News

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
2017-01-31
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...

Posted
2017-01-30
Region

In 2013 Biffa Municipal Ltd, working in partnership with South Staffordshire Council, introduced camera systems on all RCVs. Subsequent monitoring of footage revealed that despite a robust system in place for crews to report and document near misses/hazards there were inconsistencies in how crews were highlighting issues pertinent to dangerous driving. It soon became apparent that there was limited data regarding the nature of such incidents across the country....

Posted
2016-12-05
By
letsrecycle

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 yesterday (1 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...

Posted
2016-12-05
By
LARAC Office
Region

The Landfills Dispoasal 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 as 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...

Posted
2016-11-30
By
LARAC Office
Region

We had a very successful meeting at Birchwood Park back on the 18th November. 

We considered contamination in recycling collections from an industry point of view with a presentation from Peter Mansfield of the Resource Association followed by Risidual Waste Restriction options with David Taylor from the GMWDA.
As the morning progressed we had a presentation from LARAC Partner FCC on innovation in collections .  'Pay as you throw' was considered by Lee Marshall as he spoke about...

Posted
2016-09-29
By
Steve Eminton, letsrecycle
Region

The National Procurement Services for Wales has published details of companies selected for inclusion on a ‘waste disposal bags framework’ for use by Welsh public sector organisations.

Available from late August 2016, the bags framework has six categories ranging from the supply of recycling bags through to the supply of compostable liners for food waste caddies. 

Listed for the supply of domestic and commercial refuse bags and recycling bags are: British Polythene, JPK Trade...

Posted
2014-04-17
By
Georgina Fry

In Bournemouth

 

  • Food makes up 38% of the waste thrown in the rubbish bin in Bournemouth
  • Meaning 17,000 tonnes of food waste are currently thrown away each year in Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth Council have to pay an ever increasing amount of public money to dispose of food waste as rubbish. This is such a waste when we can use this food to generate renewable energy and high quality soil improver.
  • The new collections...

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