Category Archives: Local authorities

02Oct

WEEE fund open to local authorities

Posted on 2nd October, 2015

Local authorities are being invited to bid for support from a new scheme to help increase the collection, re-use and recycling of unwanted electrical items, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced. A total of £775,000 has been made available by retailers, suppliers and manufacturers of electrical equipment via the the Distributor Take-back…

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02Oct

Fourteen arrests made in landfill tax fraud case

Posted on 2nd October, 2015

An 18-month investigation into suspected landfill tax fraud has resulted in the arrests of 14 people across the North East of England and Yorkshire. A total of 180 officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs conducted early morning raids across the region last week in connection with the suspected £78 million fraud. The teams, which…

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03Aug

Review set to reduce Defra’s budget

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

Government departments including the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) have been asked to prepare for spending cuts of up to 40% over the next four years as the Government looks to slash spending in Whitehall by £20 billion. In a move which is likely to hit Defra’s work on waste, Chancellor George…

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01Jun

Recycling concerns over council budget cuts

Posted on 1st June, 2015

In the wake of the General Election and the confirmation of a majority Conservative government, local authorities have warned that waste budgets could bear the brunt of council austerity. Andrew Bird, chair of the LARAC local authority recycling officer’s organisation, said he was concerned that recycling could be “way down the priority list” for councils…

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01Jul

Devon County Council choose WasteCare

Posted on 1st July, 2013

When Devon County Council last put up their WEEE collections for tender a year ago, they were looking for a company who could provide an efficient and flexible service. After three successful years providing a waste collection service to the Council, they have recognised the fulfilment of their requirements by awarding WasteCare Group with an…

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14Jun

Councils apply for Judicial Review after Defra withdraws PFI credits

Posted on 14th June, 2013

Two of the three council partnerships affected by a Defra’s withdrawal of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits for waste projects are seeking a judicial review on the department’s decision. Bradford and Calderdale councils followed North Yorkshire and City of York councils decision to apply to the High Court, seeking leave to bring a judicial review…

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06Mar

LARAC calls for more producer responsibility

Posted on 6th March, 2013

The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has called upon producers to help Councils more with recycling targets. In their submission to the Local Waste Review, LARAC suggested the introduction of a new system whereby councils be financially credited by producers, manufacturers and retailers for collecting and processing waste. The Local Waste Review will gather…

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06Mar

CylinderCare success

Posted on 6th March, 2013

2 years ago, WasteCare Group purchased Brooksight, a gas cylinder repatriation company. Since the purchase, the new service, CylinderCare, has worked closely with Calor to provide national repatriation of gas cylinders from Civic Amenity sites. The success of this partnership has recently moved to the next level with Calor agreeing to name us as their…

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