Following a discussion between Exec members at our last meeting, it was suggested that members might find it useful for LARAC to house a page which showcased the communications campaigns put in place by our members. 

Lee has recently asked members if they would find the idea useful and, if so, would they share downloadable documents, illustrating their campaigns used to share information on their collections for  householders and the commercial sector. 

In its response to the proposed changes in the WEEE Regulations from DEFRA, LARAC has expressed its concern that the UK is jumping the gun on the outcome of the EU exit process.

In response to the Defra Consultation on WEEE Compliance Fee Methodology, LARAC has expressed concern about the issues their members are having in getting WEEE Producer Compliance Schemes to contract with them to service DCF. LARAC highlights the fact that local authorities are increasingly having to use Regulation 34 notices in order to get their DCF’s cleared of WEEE.

LARAC has stated that regardless of which proposal DEFRA decides to adopt, the ongoing situation of non-collection from DCF by PCS is unacceptable.

Carole Taylor is to become the tenth Chair of LARAC, taking over from Andrew Bird in January 2018. Carole, who is Waste and Recycling Co-Ordinator for Pendle Borough Council, is currently one of the two Vice-Chairs of LARAC and has also been Treasurer of the organisation in the past. Carole has been a member of the Executive since 2002 when she was first elected as the North West representative and is one of its longest standing members.

The first new bulletin for the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan is now live!
Visit it here to find our all about progress in the first year, the latest tools and industry guidance, as well as opportunities to get involved and help improve recycling rates across the sector.

Do pass the news on to your colleagues.