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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Oxfordshire County Council consultation on recycling centres

 Household waste sites could close in Oxfordshire because the authority needs to save £350,000. Oxfordshire County Council currently runs seven Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) at a cost of £1.2m. Deputy leader Rodney Rose said: "We will need to make the saving - the question is how we go about it." The council's cabinet will

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Recycling|Comments Off on Oxfordshire County Council consultation on recycling centres

Tameside Manchester favours ‘bin swap’ over three-weekly collections

Tameside metropolitan borough council is the latest Manchester authority to lay out plans to boost recycling and reduce residual waste capacity, with councillors approving a new collection system to be brought in by September 2015. However, the council will not be following its fellow Greater Manchester Waste Authority councils Bury and Rochdale, who have opted

By | July 6th, 2015|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Tameside Manchester favours ‘bin swap’ over three-weekly collections

Hospitals, care homes and universities could be charged for waste disposal

Hospitals, care homes and universities in Staffordshire could be charged for waste disposal for the first time under plans intended to save Staffordshire county council £100,000 a year. The council has decided to pass on the cost of disposing of waste collected from these premises to its eight waste collection authorities, who can then choose

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Councils count down to launch of Recycle Week 2015

Local authorities across England are gearing up for Recycle Week 2015, with this year’s theme raising awareness of items that can be recycled throughout the home. Now in its twelfth year, Recycle Week – which runs from June 22 to June 28 – and will see councils seek to educate householders on what they can

By | June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal london, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Councils count down to launch of Recycle Week 2015

Fife maps four-weekly collection trial

Fife maps four-weekly collection trial Fife council has informed residents in the Glenrothes district of its plans to change the frequency of its waste and recycling collections as part of a trial aimed at boosting recycling rates. Introduced over a nine-month period, the trial will see a reduction in the frequency of residual waste collections

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Recycling, rubbish removal london, rubbish removal manchester|Comments Off on Fife maps four-weekly collection trial