Waste

Plymouth council agrees pay uplift for HGV drivers

05/01/2022

The union Unite have welcomed a decision by Plymouth council to give HGV drivers a pay increase by regrading their jobs.

Scottish councils awarded £13m to boost recycling

06/12/2021

The Scottish government today announced a multi-million-pound investment into local authorities to help boost the quantity and quality of recycling.

District boosts pay to tackle shortage of bin drivers

05/10/2021

South Holland District Council has agreed to increase pay for its waste and recycling teams in response to the national shortage of drivers.

Waste crime could be costing the UK nearly a billion pounds a year

23/07/2021

Waste-related crime is costing the country an estimated £1bn a year, a new report has found.

Councils forced to suspend waste services due to staff shortages

20/07/2021

Several local authorities have been forced to reduce or suspend waste and recycling services due to staff having to self-isolate and a national shortage of drivers.

Council ‘outraged’ by Unite decision to continue bin strike

14/05/2021

Thurrock Council has said that it is ‘disappointed’ workers in the local authority’s waste and recycling department have decided to continue pay strike.

How schools can combat waste

22/12/2020

Michael Taylor, general manager at Skip Hire UK, looks at how schools can combat waste.

Survey shows public trusts councils more than Government on COVID

30/11/2020

The findings of a new opinion poll show the public trusts councils more than Government on the response to COVID, says APSE.

Environment Bill to give councils ‘clear framework’ to tackle pollution

30/01/2020

Local authorities will have a clear framework for tackling air pollution with the introduction of the Environment Bill, according to the Government.

Council chiefs call for more cash to fight fly-tipping

08/11/2019

Local authority leaders have urged the next Government to ensure that councils have the necessary funds to tackle fly-tipping.

Illegal tipping sites uncovered in 'sting' operation

29/05/2019

Dozens of illegal tipping sites have been discovered in a 'sting' operation by environment and customs officers.

Holyrood announces ambition to cut food waste by one third

25/04/2019

The Scottish government has unveiled plans to help reduce food waste by one third by 2025.

Council threatens fly-tippers with £50,000 fine

25/04/2019

Cheltenham residents have been warned that if they continue to dump their rubbish in the wrong place at the wrong time, they will face a £50,000 fine.

New £400 fly-tipping penalty comes into force

08/01/2019

The new financial penalties for fly-tipping, which could see fines of up to £400 being handed to offenders, are now in force.

Gove announces £15m pilot scheme to reduce food waste

02/10/2018

The Government will set up a £15m pilot scheme to reduce food waste, the environment secretary has announced.

North Londoners urged to ‘wise up to waste’

01/08/2018

The 'Blue Planet' programme has had a massive effect on people's attitudes to plastic waste, new research has found.

Recycling rates could be boosted by fraud, says auditors

23/07/2018

The UK’s success at recycling may be being boosted by fraudulent exports of unrecyclable materials, auditors have claimed.

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