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The Christmas aftermath and its effect on our waste.

This is the season to be jolly, merry and, increasingly, exceptionally wasteful. There is plenty to be happy about on Christmas as the family assembles to eat inordinate amounts of food and enjoys a well-deserved break from work. However, green campaigners are increasingly focusing upon the wasteful aspect that has become embedded into our Christmas

By | January 27th, 2016|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal london, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on The Christmas aftermath and its effect on our waste.

what to do with unwanted Christmas presents

Minimizing waste – what to do with unwanted Christmas presents. Christmas is a time of much merriment and festivities, it is most people’s favourite time of the year. It breaks up the winter blues and makes the world seem somehow brighter and more sparkly (which could well be related to the amount of decoration adorning houses

By | January 18th, 2016|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal london, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on what to do with unwanted Christmas presents

Long term recycling strategy by the north London borough of Barnet

The north London borough of Barnet has targeted a significant increase in the capture of recycling from residents living in flats, under a draft strategy agreed by Councillors at a meeting last night (11 January). The strategy, which could also herald the introduction of food waste collections for flatted properties, will now be put out to consultation

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal london|Comments Off on Long term recycling strategy by the north London borough of Barnet

Manchester Waste trailer dumped on public road in Manchester

Manchester city council is calling for information that could lead to the perpetrators of an illegal waste operation in the city, after a dumped trailer was found containing 90 tonnes of waste. Council officers removed the 44-foot trailer, which had been left on South Street, Openshaw last month and disposed of the waste material that

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Manchester Waste trailer dumped on public road in Manchester

More than 10,000 complaints

Data shows there have been a staggering 10,389 complaints this year - the equivalent of 35 reports a day and Worsley is worst for angry feedback More than 10,000 complaints over missed wheelie bin collections have been received by councils in Greater Manchester this year - the equivalent of 35 reports every day. Data shows

By | October 21st, 2015|Categories: rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on More than 10,000 complaints

Company fined for operating without a waste contract

A kebab house on Rusholme’s Curry Mile has been hit with a £2,800 bill for operating without a waste contract. Bosses at Saam (MCR) LTD, trading as Kabul Kebab House on Wilmslow Road, were hauled before the courts after council chiefs discovered they had no arrangements in place to get rid of rubbish. Takeaway bosses

By | October 19th, 2015|Categories: rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Company fined for operating without a waste contract

Bin it to win it

Two local authorities in England have launched recycling incentives schemes for residents this month – aimed at boosting recycling rates and cutting contamination from kerbside collections. Teignbridge district council in Devon and Oxford city council both rolled out new reward schemes on October 5 with funding secured from central government. New Teignbridge recycling lorry in

By | October 13th, 2015|Categories: Recycling|Comments Off on Bin it to win it

Bury Waste collection

Bury accepts three-weekly contamination issues Bury has seen a ‘manageable’ increase in recycling contamination since reducing the frequency of refuse collections, the council’s head of waste management has revealed. Speaking on collection cycles at the RWM Show this week, Glen Stewart said there had been improvements in recycling and waste reduction since the new three-weekly

By | September 18th, 2015|Categories: rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Bury Waste collection

WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study

WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arising for 2012/14, assessed data for 239 councils encompassing collection authorities and unitary authorities in England and the UK It found a statistical association between

By | September 1st, 2015|Categories: rubbish removal london, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study

Waste is likely diverted to other streams such as HWRCs in areas of lower residual capacity

Higher residual waste collection capacity is associated with lower recycling rates, according to a Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) study published today  The report suggests that local authorities have direct control over a number of factors which can influence their recycling performance.And, local authorities that offer separate food waste or mixed food and garden

By | July 24th, 2015|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal london, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Waste is likely diverted to other streams such as HWRCs in areas of lower residual capacity