Regional News

Posted
2017-03-30
By
LARAC Office
Region

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is looking for  a new Waste Management Officer to cover their communications with residents, waste management data and generally supporting delivery and continued improvement of their waste management services.

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Posted
2017-03-29
By
LARAC Office
Region

Be part of a new team developing new ideas for waste collection; help South Ribble meet todays signicant financial and environmental challenges.  You will ensure an excellent service is delivered by the council’s waste partner to all South Ribble customers and implement a range of service improvements to the waste collection services.  If you have ideas to put forward then this...

Posted
2017-03-22
By
LARAC Office

UPDATE:  Help the team continue to develop how they operate across the districts and deliver new and exciting projects.  There are two jobs - the Waste Policy Officer and a Data Analyst - both key in delivering the change and efficiency demanded by the two councils.  Recycling and waste experience may not be essential - but the ability to bring new ideas will be what they are looking for - Go to the vacancies page and see if you can bring your talents to bear in these enterprising jobs. ...

Posted
2017-02-28
Region

Recently added to the South Northamptonshire Council waste and recycling page of its website is a simple but effective 'thank you' to its householders:  

"South Northamptonshire Council collects rubbish and recycling from over 37,000 households. We would like to thank everybody in the District for making the recycling scheme so successful. In the last year we recycled 60% of all the waste collected and sent less rubbish to landfill than ever before."

South...

Posted
2017-02-28
By
Simon Mander/letsrecycle.com
Region

Tandridge Council’s waste and recycling contracts manager Simon Mander is running the London Marathon in April 2017 to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA).

Mr Mander has worked in the recycling and waste management industry for over 25 years, serving local authorities including Horsham and Croydon councils as well as having worked at Defra delivering the National Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund. He and his council is also a member...

Posted
2017-02-27
By
LARAC Office
Region

We weren't exactly hot off the starting blocks but we certainly do want to congratulate Scotland - recently named as one of the world's top circular economy nations and recently receiving a global award for its work on making things last. 

The Scottish Government – representing itself and its key agencies – was the recipient of the Award for Circular Economy Governments, Cities and Regions at the Circulars Awards, presented at...

Posted
2017-01-31
By
letsrecycle
Region

Aberdeen city council is preparing for an overhaul of its recycling and waste collection service, which will see a reduction by a quarter in the overall capacity given to residents for residual waste.

The council is delivering close to 70,000 180 litre black wheeled bins to householders – supplied by the container manufacturer MGB – which will replace existing 240 litre containers used for the collection of residual waste.

Containers currently used for residual waste will...

Posted
2017-01-30
Region

In 2013 Biffa Municipal Ltd, working in partnership with South Staffordshire Council, introduced camera systems on all RCVs. Subsequent monitoring of footage revealed that despite a robust system in place for crews to report and document near misses/hazards there were inconsistencies in how crews were highlighting issues pertinent to dangerous driving. It soon became apparent that there was limited data regarding the nature of such incidents across the country....

Posted
2016-12-05
By
LARAC Office
Region

The Landfills Dispoasal Tax for Wales Bill was introduced to the National Assembly on 28th November - Royal assent is anticipated in the summer of 2017. 

From April 2018, landfill disposals tax will replace landfill tax in Wales. Like landfill tax, landfill disposals tax will be a tax on the disposal of material as waste to landfill and will be charged by weight. It will be payable by landfill site operators, who pass on these costs to waste operators through their gate fee. This new...

Posted
2016-12-05
By
letsrecycle

Councils in Northern Ireland achieved a 42.2% municipal recycling and composting rate in 2015/16, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Published yesterday (1 December), the annual statistical report shows that in total, Northern Ireland’s councils collected 969,157 tonnes of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste in 2015/16.

The tonnage was a 1.9% increase on the 951,423 tonnes collected in 2014/15. Household waste accounted for 88...

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