The latest advice and guidance we have which is relevant to local authorities' waste and recycling services and their residents is listed below and currently comes from Defra, the HSE and WISH.

Covid-19 Guidance and Updates

24 Mar 2020 |
LARAC Office

To date there has not actually been much waste related guidance released. Currently local authorities are enacting their own contingency plans with little dictate from central government. To a certain extent this allows for the local circumstances you must contend with. Defra has been very much in information gathering mode, not information giving mode, but below is what we have so far:

Key Workers list published

20 Mar 2020 |
Lee Marshall, LARAC CEO

This morning we communicated to members the government's list of key workers in relation to accessing schools.

The list is available here

It includes the following relevant sectors:

This morning LARAC issued a briefing document to its members outlining the details of the plastic packaging tax that was announced in the March 2020 budget yesterday. 

The briefing outlines the main points relevant to local authorities and the open consultation on the plastic packaging tax which closes on 20th May. 

Gate Fees Survey 2019/20

25 Feb 2020 |
Jade Rakela, WRAP - LARAC Partner

WRAP would like to invite you to take part in the 13th annual study of gate fees paid at waste treatment facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Summary data and gate fees reports from previous years can be found on WRAP’s website.