Councils call for ‘autonomy’ under EPR
Councils must still have the autonomy to run waste services according to local need under new packaging reforms, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Coffee pod recycling scheme hits million milestone
An initiative run by Cherwell District Council has seen more than a million coffee pods – weighing 16.4 tonnes – recycled in eight months.
Thurrock bin crews trapped wheelchair user
Bin crews in Thurrock have repeatedly trapped a disabled woman in her home by not returning her bins to the proper place, an ombudsman has found.
Cumberland looks to ‘streamline’ waste collections
Cumberland Council has launched a consultation on the future of its waste collection service following the reorganisation of Cumbria’s authorities.
NTM-GB – A Market Leader for Refuse Collection Vehicles
NTM-GB is an engineering company that develops, manufactures, sells, and maintains refuse and recycling material collection vehicles.
Refuse workers strike over alleged 'bullying culture'
Bins across South Tyneside could go uncollected for eight weeks as refuse workers strike over what has been called a ‘toxic bullying culture’.
Councils welcome waste reform flexibility but await details on costs
Councils were relieved not to lose all local discretion in the Government’s waste collection reforms but have said questions remain, including over funding.
Calling time on disposable vapes
Vicky Beechey, National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO), makes the case for banning single-use disposable vapes.
Council warns against binning batteries after RCV fire
Cotswold District Council has warned residents of the risks of binning lithium-ion batteries after a fire broke out this week in one of its refuse collection vehicles (RCV).
First electric trucks for Peterborough City Council
Peterborough City Council has taken delivery of its first electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).
Milton Keynes orders 65 Dennis Eagle RCVs
A full fleet of Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) has been ordered by Milton Keynes City Council as part of its roll-out of a new waste and recycling contract.
North Somerset Council trials innovative bins
North Somerset Council is claiming a first with an innovative new way to collect recycling and waste.
Tower Hamlets welcomes first electric RCV
Tower Hamlets Council has taken delivery of its first electric bin lorry as part of the local authority’s effort to replace its existing fleet of diesel and petrol cars, vans and scooters.
East Hampshire council announces ‘major re-organisation’ of collections
East Hampshire District Council has announced a ‘major re-organisation’ of garden waste collection rounds which will include the introduction of a third vehicle.
Three-weekly waste collections boosts Mid Devon’s recycling rates
The recycling rates in Mid Devon have increased in the first three months since new three-weekly waste collections were introduced, the district council has reported.
Coventry bin collections halted after tragic death
Bin collections in Coventry are to restart today after a senior member of the city council’s bin crew tragically lost their life while undertaking their duties.
Rethinking waste collection
Phil Clifford argues that the way we collect waste needs a radical rethink to meet the challenges ahead.
Driver COVID cases causing collection delays
Powys County Council has warned residents that difficulties in recruiting HGV drivers and a rise in COVID cases are causing ‘significant disruptions’ to waste and recycling collections.
CTS Hire adds two Renault Trucks eRCVs to fleet
Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has joined forces with RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) to add two brand new all-electric Renault Trucks 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles (eRCV’s) to its rental fleet.
Mercedes-Benz Econic plays a key role in Greener Ealing’s success
Waste collection and recycling specialists nationwide are enjoying the benefits of Mercedes-Benz Econic operation – and none more so than Greener Ealing. LAPV reports.
Slough aims to save over £400,000 with new collection schedule
Slough Borough Council’s scrutiny committee is today discussing a proposal to move to alternate weekly collections of rubbish and recycling bins.
Council bin workers secure 10% pay rise
Around 100 waste workers employed by Bath and North East Somerset council are set to receive a 10% pay rise.
Spelthorne Direct Services takes delivery of custom-made crane vehicle
A custom-made crane vehicle to empty underground bins has gone to work with Spelthorne Direct Services Ltd (SDS) the commercial waste arm of Spelthorne Borough Council.
Waste workers announce strike action across 15 Scottish councils
Waste workers in 15 councils across Scotland will walk-out for a week this month in protest over the 'pitiful' 2% pay offer.
Urbaser takes delivery of seven new RCVs
Waste collection vehicle hire specialists, Fiveways Group, has completed the delivery of seven new 26 tonne refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) to Urbaser Ltd.
Council to trial eco-friendly recycling vehicle
St Albans City and District Council and its waste contractor Veolia are trialling an eco-friendly recycling vehicle with high-tech safety equipment.
Greenwich council reduces waste collections in move to net zero
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is reducing the number of general waste collections it offers as part of the effort to cut carbon emissions and increase the rate of recycling.
Portsmouth council set to bring waste services in house
Portsmouth City Council’s domestic household waste and recycling collection service is set to be delivered in house following a cabinet decision yesterday.
Doncaster couple plead guilty to ‘shocking assault’ on collection crew
A Doncaster woman and her partner pleaded guilty yesterday to a shocking and violent assault on a SUEZ recycling and recovery collection crew.
Dennis Eagle and Ubico team up to launch Gloucester service
A new fleet of ultra-modern Dennis Eagle RCVs has started work in Gloucester with Ubico, after the city council became the eighth local authority shareholder of the environmental services company.
Elite+: the 21st century workstation
Dennis Eagle’s new Elite+ cab promises to be the 21st century workstation for drivers and crews. LAPV reports.
Council announces largest change to bin collections in 10 years
Oxford City Council has announced the largest change to bin collection rounds in a decade to help tackle the climate emergency.
Behind the Scenes: West Lindsey’s £5m depot
West Lindsey District Council has opened its new multi-million-pound depot, which was two decades in the making. LAPV goes behind the scenes.
Coventry bin lorry driver strike to cost council £1.8m
The dispute in Coventry over the pay of bin lorry drivers is likely to cost the city council around £1.8m if it continues to the end of March, the local authority has warned.
Mandatory food waste collections – where to start?
Gurbaksh Badhan, a policy and advisory committee member for the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO), looks at how mandatory food waste collections can be a national success.
Aberdeenshire Council set to move to three-weekly collection cycle
Aberdeenshire Council will move to a three-weekly household collection cycle after the Scottish government awarded the local authority £3.4m to improve household waste collections.
Council sets up ‘arms-length’ business to deliver key services
East Suffolk Council is to create a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to help it deliver key council services.
District council opens new £5m depot
West Lindsey District Council today officially opened its new multi-million-pound, purpose built central depot, which has been two decades in the making.
Veolia launches StreetKind campaign to protect its teams
The environmental solutions company Veolia is taking a stand after reports of abuse from frontline staff more than doubled over the last year.
Veolia takes over waste contract in south Buckinghamshire
Veolia has taken on the waste contract for the south Buckinghamshire area from former provider Biffa.
Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils announce new waste contractor
Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils have awarded a joint refuse and recycling services contract to Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
Introducing the ORUS
Terberg Matec UK introduces their new ORUS collection body for flexible and efficient food waste collection. LAPV reports.
Buckinghamshire council temporarily suspends food waste collections
Buckinghamshire council has announced a temporary suspension of food waste collections to due to the national shortage of HGV drivers and COVID-19.
Council launches pilot food waste collection scheme
Wandsworth council has invited 2,300 households to take part in a pilot food waste collection scheme to help inform decisions on the council’s next waste and recycling contract.
LARAC opposes introduction of free garden waste collections
LARAC has voiced concerns over the 'the potentially prescriptive nature' of the Government's proposed reforms of recycling in England.
New unitary authority replaces waste and recycling fleet
North Northamptonshire Council is updating its waste and recycling fleet with over 110 new vehicles.
Council invests over £1m in Mobile Household Recycling Centres
Birmingham City Council has invested £1.4m in a pilot project that will see a fleet of Mobile Household Recycling Centres (MHRCs) rolled out across the city.
South Lakeland prioritises fleet safety
South Lakeland District Council, which covers an area of over 1500 square kilometres and is ranked 12th largest district in England, also has one of the country’s safest waste collection fleets.
New measures to boost recycling rates
New proposals to increase the amount of household waste being recycled have been unveiled by the Government today.
FCC Environment introduces a new HARSH fleet for key contract win
The waste and resource management business, FCC Environment, is introducing a brand new fleet of HARSH-equipped vehicles to support a key contract win in Kent.
Veolia trials innovative electric tricycles in Westminster
The resource management company Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, is trialling two electric pedal tricycles specially designed for on-street waste collection.
Electric bin lorries take to the streets in Nottingham
Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first, the city council has announced.
Torbay Council enhances waste and recycling fleet with live camera systems
Torbay Council is equipping its waste and recycling collection vehicles with the latest live camera recording systems to enhance the safety of residents and crews.
Waste services in a time of pandemic
Ian Fielding, chair of ADEPT’s Waste Group, discusses how local authorities rose to the challenge of maintaining waste services through the early days of a global pandemic.
Appreciation campaign for waste crews launched in Kent
A new campaign has been launched to show appreciation for waste, recycling and street cleaning teams across Kent.
ODS trials new electric refuse collection vehicle in Oxford
The first purpose built, fully integrated electric refuse collection vehicle built by an original equipment manufacturer in the UK will be undergoing trials in Oxford this week.
Waste collections ‘return to normal’
The majority of local authorities are now reporting that they have returned to normal operations of residual waste collections despite the continuing impact of Covid-19.
Most councils still providing normal waste collections, survey reveals
The majority of councils have been able to provide a normal waste and recycling collection service, a new survey has revealed.
Men and women wanted for National Refuse Championships 2020
Organisers of the most popular event on the waste and recycling calendar have called for people working in the sector to sign up and get involved.
Paving the way for e-RCVS
Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at SFS, comments on the impact of electric vehicles on the public sector and provides his outlook for all-EV municipal fleets.
Borough sees household waste recycling exceed 50% for ‘first time’ in its history
The amount of household waste being recycled by residents of Tonbridge and Malling has exceeded 50% for the first time in the borough’s history thanks to Urbaser’s new recycling service.
Bin weighing system receives ‘EU-type approval’
Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has received EU-type approval for its market leading ENVIROWEIGH bin-weighing system.
Plant services provider commissions first Mercedes-Benz Econic skiploader
Glencoe Plant Services has commissioned their first Mercedes-Benz Econic skiploader in a bid to ‘increase efficiency’ when collecting construction waste material.
Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector
Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) looks at the impact of electric vehicles on the public
Coventry opts for more Merc-Dennis-Terberg RCVs
Coventry City Council has adopted a combination of a Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis, Dennis Eagle Olympus body and Terberg bin lifts for its new fleet.
Roar Techmedia purchases RWM from the Prysm Group
Roar Techmedia, the trade exhibitions organiser, has secured a significant investment from Apiary Capital to fund the acquisition of a portfolio of leading events from Prysm Media Group, including the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition.
Exeter City Council looks to the future with new vehicle delivery
Exeter City Council welcomes the delivery of its new fleet as part of a new 7-year fleet contract hire agreement with Specialist Fleet Services (SFS).
Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland
Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Geesinknorba has appointed MacPac Refuse Bodies as its agent for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Aberdeen City Council bags Fleet Operator of the Year Award
Aberdeen City Council has been awarded Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year at the Transport News Scottish Rewards held on 9 November 2019 in Glasgow.
New headquarters for c-trace
Waste and recycling telematics specialist c-trace has moved into a new, bespoke headquarters – named the Digital Lab in Germany.
Future Fleet Forum announces full programme
Future Fleet Forum is delighted to announce that Paris Apollon, Chief of Fleet Operations, New York City Parks and Recreation, has agreed to speak at the conference on January 22, at the Guildhall in the City of London.
Norse chooses Dennis Eagle for East Hampshire contract
Norse Commercial Services has taken delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs for its domestic refuse collection service in East Hampshire.
Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle
Calvin Williams, Director, Clearaway: 'We grew faster than expected over the summer of 2019 and needed another vehicle urgently to meet new demand.'
Skip hire specialist adds a JCB Loadall to its fleet
Northern Ireland-based skip hire specialist CM Skips has added a JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall to the fleet of materials handling machinery operating at its site in Randalstown, near Ballymena.
Hambledon DC introduces electric vans
Hambleton District Council in Yorkshire is introducing two new electric vehicles to replace its existing van fleet, to move to a 100% electric fleet in the future.
Lifting the lid on the new Kerbloader
In a world where waste streams and recycling targets change constantly, the new Terberg Kerbloader recycling truck has been designed to provide the flexibility operators need, reports LAPV.
County Antrim manufacturer goes for growth with Michelin Development
Antrim-based refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Macpac is expanding following a £40,000 cash injection from Michelin Development. In the last 12 months, Macpac Refuse Bodies has seen its order book increased by 50 per cent – and is on target to repeat the same double-digit growth over the next year.
Waltham Forest outsources refuse and recycling collections
Environmental services provider, Urbaser has taken on the contract for Waltham Forest’s refuse and recycling collections on 30 September 2019. The service commenced following the award of a new eight-year contract earlier this year for the provision of neighbourhood services by Waltham Forest Council.
Low emission vehicles for Mid-Devon District Council
Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has delivered the first vehicles of the new fleet in September 2019. The company was awarded a seven-year contract for the provision and maintenance of over 210 vehicles following a joint tender process by MDDC and Exeter City Council.