Coronavirus testing extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms

24 Apr 2020 |
James Collyer, Waste Sector Covid-19 Response, Defra

All essential workers in England, and members of their households who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will now be able to get tested, the government has announced.


17 Apr 2020 |
The LARAC Office

LARAC is a co-developer of WasteSupport, a virtual marketplace  where local authorities facing resource challenges during the COVID-19 crisis can flag up where they need service capacity support, as well as other requirements such as PPE or vehicle maintenance engineers. 

Read the launch press release (below)  sent to all our members today (17.04.20), take a look at the website and see if it can help you.

Thank you to the Waste sector!

15 Apr 2020 |
LARAC Office

Rebecca Pow, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, has sent a letter of gratitude to all those on the front line of waste and recycling sector for their hard work and commitment during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. 

The letter is quoted in full below. 

What does COVID-19 mean for household waste recycling centre (HWRC) operations?

14 Apr 2020 |
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK takes a look at the guidance and the constraints

In this document Stuart Hayward-Higham seeks to set out in a clear and structured way, the considerations that SUEZ believes are necessary with regard to the regulatory conditions around HWRC opening, as well as some of the practical issues of self-distancing when applied to HWRC layout and operation.

The ideas are clearly separated into the core issues of:

A new resource-sharing platform will be launched by CIWM next week enabling local authorities in urgent need of support during the coronavirus crisis to link up with private sector contractors with resources to spare.