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PermiServ Garden Waste Permit Service continues to improve

13 Jul 2018 |
John Bayley, Euro Label Printers Ltd

We have produced and delivered over half a million garden waste permits over the last 12 months. To celebrate that fact, we are rebuilding our management portal to further improve usability.

We will further develop our API capability to build on current success so that existing CRMs and payment gateways can drop data to us without the need for human intervention. That means that data hits us faster and permits get delivered to residents faster. We are adding API reporting features so that councils can use their in-house tools to query when a permit was dispatched. The idea is always to reduce admin for customer services.

Food and garden recycling in the bag!

11 Jul 2018 |
James Lee, Managing Director, Cromwell Polythene

Cromwell Polythene Managing Director, James Lee outlines recycling options for organic waste

Food and garden waste collections are becoming increasingly prevalent, with a growing number of local authorities collecting these materials for recycling via composting facilities or anaerobic digestion (AD). This helps divert waste from landfill, reduces harmful greenhouse gases and provides valuable compost and biofertiliser for the land, or renewable energy.

The Environment Agency reveals over a third of illegally dumped waste is from households.

The regulator is now urging homes to avoid illegal waste operators by taking extra care when it comes to disposing of rubbish.

A recent change in the law means that householders found to be knowingly involved in the illegal dumping of waste, could be liable for Landfill Tax or prosecuted alongside the actual illegal operators.

After all his efforts to get a Yorkshire and Humber regional conference to take place, John Coates, our LARAC Y&H rep must be resting easy now, at least on that front!  The Y&H meeting was a huge success, full of insightful and informed information, and useful exchange of ideas - and well attended by members.  The opening address, at Allerton Waste Recovery Park, given jointly by Ian Fielding, Assistant Direct at North Yorkshire County Council and Mark James, Head of Construction at Amey set the tone for the day and was emblematic of the partnerships being forged between local autho