Regional News

Posted
2013-03-15

To read Steve Baker's report  of a very interesting meeting held at the Milton Keynes MRF which among other things looks at Apps to aid recycling and graffiti and fly-tipping offences, and the issue of leaf litter,  please login to the members forum and go to Liaisons.

Posted
2013-03-15
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NE Lincs Council

 

WEEKLY recycling collections to include plastic and cardboard materials will be introduced in North East Lincolnshire after the council was successful in its bid for a £3.59m Government grant.

The money will also be invested into extra equipment, vehicles and collection crews and was awarded to North East Lincolnshire Council for their commitment to weekly collections for a minimum of five years. 

The Government provided communities secretary Eric Pickles with £250m...

Posted
2013-03-15
By
Amy Harris

 

Thursday 7th February 10am to 1pm
Meeting Room 2, LWARB, 169 Union Street, SE1 0LL (closest tube Southwark but only 10 mins from Borough, London Bridge or Waterloo)

Tuesday 26th March 2pm to 5pm
Meeting Room 5, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA (nearest Station:...

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Posted
2013-03-15
By
Victyoria Burrell

Put the following NERF meeting dates in your diary.  More info will follow nearer the time.

19th March 2013
23rd May 2013
19 Septebmer 2013
28th November 2013

 

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Posted
2013-03-15

A levy on single use carrier bags will be introduced in Northern Ireland from 8 April 2013. From then, retailers in Northern Ireland will be required to charge at least five pence for each new single use carrier bag they supply to their customers. The proceeds of the levy will be forwarded to the Department of the Environment (DOE)....

Posted
2013-03-15

Waste Producer Exchange (WPE) has just launched WPE South East, designed to help businesses and local authorities find new markets for their waste materials. 

Local authorities using the south east waste exchange are able to not only promote their own services, but to also use the exchange as a way to meet principles 8 and 9 of the Business Recycling and Waste Services Commitment. To be...

Posted
2013-03-15

 

A new approach to delivering training for local authority, social enterprise and private business recycling managers is being introduced this Spring by WRAP.

From April 2013, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will be responsible for delivering the training programme which has been run by WRAP since 2002.

More than 3,000 delegates have benefited from the programme to date, and over the years, it has evolved to meet current needs, broadening its focus to cover...

Posted
2013-03-15
By
Nottingham City Council

 

For the past two years, Redfield Road HWRC in Nottingham has been one of the highest performing household waste recycling sites in England. The recent addition of a container to collect carpet has now boosted their landfill diversion rate by a further 4%, to an impressive 94%. Total carpet diverted this year is likely to exceed 200 tonnes - equivalent to 12 football pitches.

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Posted
2012-10-05

To read the full minutes of the two most recent NWRF meetings please login to the Members' Forum and go to Liaisons.

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