Regional News

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
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
2016-12-05
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
2016-11-30
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
2016-09-05
By
LARAC Office
Region

These figures, released from Statistics for Wales, on 24th August show that the story of steadily increasing rates from 2011 continues, and for the first time, Wales has exceeded it's target for the time period. The aim was 58% and the provisional result is 60%. 

The figures show Wales well on its way to achieving its statutory targets of recycling 70% of waste by 2024-25.  The actual final quarter showed increased rates on last year's equivalent quarter of 6% . 

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Posted
2016-08-16
By
Resource Futures
Region

WRAP Cymru has recently published the outcomes of its most ambitious waste analysis project to date. The report, called ‘National Compositional Analysis in Wales’, saw all 22 local authorities participating in providing active data over summer and winter of 2015. Resource Futures delivered the project on behalf of the Welsh Government and...

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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Posted
2013-11-01
By
Sallyanne LindseyYorkshire and Humber Waste and Recycling Partnership Meeting – Brief Notes All councils in the region were represented showing that there is a need to continue these discussions following the budget cut for CO2 Sense who had originally su

Posted
2013-07-01

Wales’s Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has congratulated people in Wales on their recycling progress over the past twelve month and has urged them to keep up the momentum in the New Year.

For the first time, Wales is recycling or composting more than half of its municipal waste - with the latest statistics showing that Welsh councils collectively recycled 53% of their waste in the first quarter of 2012/13.

This means that Wales continues to lead the rest of the...

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