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Councils respond to criticism on waste collections backlog

Following criticism from local government minister, Bob Neill and extensive national media coverage on uncollected household waste in parts of England during the recent cold snap, local authorities have responded by saying the situation was not the same all over the country.

Defra unveils new anti-littering message

A new anti-littering message, ‘Love Where You Live’, was announced in December on the back of recently published statistics which show that England’s litter problem is not improving.

Viridor gets planning permission for Lostock

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) have granted planning permission, subject to conditions and legal agreements, for a mechanical and biological treatment (MBT) facility at Lostock Works to facilitate Cheshire’s household waste contract.

Westminster considers cutbacks, says report

Chairman of British Cleaning Council warns that halving the number of litter bins and reducing street cleansing in Westminster could result in an "unacceptable level of hygiene"

UK facilities to convert used plastics to diesel

SITA UK has signed an exclusive agreement with Cynar, a specialist in new conversion technology, to build Britain’s first fully operational plants to convert end of life plastic into diesel fuel. The objective is to build 10 UK plants dealing with 60,000 tonnes of mixed plastic waste per year and ...

Consultation first step to closing loophole, says LGA

Local Government Association has welcomed news that Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government has launched a consultation to close a long standing loophole that has allowed institutions like hospitals and schools to get rid of their waste for free

Duke of Edinburgh opens Lakeside energy from waste facility

The Duke of Edinburgh recently opened the Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) facility at Colnbrook, near Slough and received a tour of the plant. The Duke saw how the plant exports enough energy recovered from residual waste to meet the domestic needs of around 50,000 householders.

Explosive found in Merseyside facility

Merseyside waste management officers are asking local residents to be mindful of what goes into their bins following an incident at a recycling facility in Wirral.

Industry slams government's spending review proposals

There has been an angry response to last week’s comprehensive spending review in which the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, outlined the government’s plans. This included proposals to reduce Defra’s spending by 29% (in real terms) by 2014-15, as well as the withdrawal of funding for ...

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