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Local authority leaders have welcomed plans to ‘overhaul’ the waste system, but cautioned Whitehall that any reforms need to be fully funded.
With a series of one-day strikes to go ahead in Birmingham, Mark Whitehead explores what led to this long-running dispute over waste collection.
Extra Government funding must be provided to speed up separate collections of food waste, the industry body has demanded.
Over 300 refuse workers have announced they will begin two days of strike action a week in an escalation of the ongoing industrial dispute with the council.
Birmingham City Council has approved a controversial waste disposal contract with Veolia, describing it as the ‘best option available’.
Council chiefs have welcomed the Government’s new waste strategy, which aims to encourage businesses and manufacturers to use easily recyclable packaging.
A council leader has gone online to apologise to residents over chaos caused by a reorganisation of bin collections.
Swindon has abandoned controversial proposals to withdraw the kerbside collection of plastics and says it will carry out further ‘research’ into the issue.
Trafford council has fined a bins contractor £1m after residents raised concerns about dirty streets and overflowing bins.
A fifth of councils have been directly affected by China’s ban on imported waste over the past year, according to a new survey.