Scottish council to trial waste weighing technology

27 Aug 2021 |
James Langley,

North Lanarkshire council is to become the “first Scottish local authority” to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to weigh residents’ waste.

As you may be aware the Distributor Take-Back Scheme is currently in phase 5 which runs from 1/1/2020 – 31/12/2021. The DTS allows distributors of electrical items to offset their distributor takeback obligations by paying a fee into a funding pot and directing their consumers to their local household waste recycling centre.

Government pressed on fly-tipping fines

3 Aug 2021 |
Robyn White,

An “unprecedented number” of local authorities and professional bodies have come together in support of a letter that urges the Sentencing Council to consider tougher fines and sentences for fly tipping offenders.

HGV driver shortage letter to industry - and driver shortage survey

20 Jul 2021 |
Defra, Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions

The Government letter to industry on the shortage of HGV drivers was published on 20th July, and sets out the actions, agreed across government, to support recruitment and retention with the industry. 

LARAC responds to Consistency Consultation

6 Jul 2021 |
LARAC Office

LARAC has offered broad support for large parts of the consistency consultation but opposes the introduction of mandatory free garden waste collections. LARAC members were very strong in their rejection of this proposal and believe charged for garden waste services will still contribute strongly to a 65% recycling rate. LARAC supports the introduction of food waste collections but is keen to hear the details of how Government intend to fund this new burden.