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
2017-01-23
By
LARAC Office
Region

Age UK Warwickshire works with Warwickshire County Council managing the Household Waste Recycling Centres and Re-Use Shops at Wellesbourne and Stockton.  It's an award-winning partnership, which now needs a new site manager to manage the overall activity of the two sites.  It's a great opportunity to contribute to a very successful scheme; you will of course need good communications skills -...

Posted
2017-01-09
By
LARAC Office
Region

Are you the kind of person who leads with panache (like our mother goose, who definitely shows enthusiasm!), goes that extra mile but all the while has a close eye on what's happening on the ground?  If so you could be the kind of person Newcastle-under-Lyme BC is looking for as their new in-house Collections Manager.   They need a committed and enthusiastic individual that will develop, lead, manage, monitor and control the work activities associated with the operation and strategic...

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
2016-09-20
By
LARAC Office
Region

When we have to keep repeating the same recycling message, we are always searching for a new twist to send that message home.

The twist here is:  now matter how good we are sometimes we just have to keep trying - even if you are the inventive and successful recycling team at Warwickshire County Council.  

Multiple winners of awards this year and last, it took three attempts for Warwickshire County Council to take the title of 'Best Service Team: Waste Management and Recycling...

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...

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