Dorset Council’s residual waste will be treated and disposed of by waste management company New Earth Solutions in a new six-year contract, starting in 2021.The deal between Dorset Council and New Earth Solutions, which was announced yesterday (6 July), ensures that Dorset’s residual waste – in other words, waste that cannot be recycled or is not collected by council recycling schemes – is diverted away from landfill.The new contract includes an option to extend for three years.
Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a consultation on the future of recycling in the country as it seeks to reach a 65 per cent recycling rate by 2035.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.
The government has told local authorities that there will be no flexibility in the recyclable materials that they will be required to collect from households under collections consistency plans, but there may be room for manoeuvre on how those materials are collected.
Vegware, a compostable packaging company, has published interactive guidance to assist caterers get “back to business” and adapt to the socially distanced catering brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almost half of councils have plans to reopen their Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) within the next two weeks, according to the latest Covid-19 local authority impacts survey, while recycling collections have experienced a slight increase in disruption.
With waste services experiencing heavy disruption across the country during the Covid-19 outbreak, UK households are being encouraged to start home composting during lockdown. Resource has compiled some tips, marking International Compost Awareness Week (3-9 May), to get you started with home composting, creating good habits for the pandemic and beyond.
Garden and bulky waste services remain disrupted and more Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) close while core collections services continue to be maintained, according to the latest Covid-19 local authority impacts survey.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has said that local authorities will be asked to “plan the organised opening” of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the coming weeks.
Local authorities are planning for a “controlled and consistent” reopening of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) once the government publishes its strategy for exiting the Covid-19 lockdown, according to the latest ADEPT local authority impact survey.
Cardiff Council has urged residents to continue to separate recyclables at the kerbside despite announcing it had taken the “temporary measure” to send recyclables for incineration during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A poll by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK during a webinar has found that no local authority representatives found a trip to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) an ‘essential trip’ for householders during the Covid-19 pandemic.