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Sheffield Council Under Fire for Failing to Recycle All Plastics

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:16:25 Europe/London

Sheffield council said it had the best recycling rates in South Yorkshire, but they have been criticised for the introduction of brown recycling bins that are going to replace the blue recycling boxes due to the fact they wont be accepting all plastic items, this includes yoghurt pots, carrier bags and margarine tubs.  

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Posted By Michelle

Havering Borough Council Set to Withdraw from Recycling Scheme

Friday, 31 August 2018 11:10:16 Europe/London

Havering Borough Council are preparing to withdraw from the London Green Points Recycling Scheme, they are urging residents to redeem any rewards they have accumulated before October.  The council were awarded funding for a 5 year scheme, with it now coming to an end, there is no evidence of any more funding awarded to carry  this scheme on.  

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Posted By Adam

Bristol Council Criticised for Introducing a Third Recycling Box

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:13:08 Europe/London

Bristol Council have been criticised for their decision top introduce an additional recycling box following a review into the collection strategy.  The result of the report now says that the general waste colletion shall change to every 3 weeks to cut down on the amount going to the incinerator.  

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Posted By Jon

Southend Council Fails to Meet Recycling Targets

Saturday, 30 June 2018 15:28:45 Europe/London

Southend Council are continuing to miss its recycling targets, and over the last few years recycling rates have fallen from 49% to just over 46% even though they have a target of 54%, one reason which could have affected this rate was the fact that residents were given poor pink sacks which split when put out for collection meaning they were not collected.

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Posted By Adam

Bristol Council Wants to Bust Myths About Recycling

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 14:52:02 Europe/London

Bristol Council hopes to increase the recycling rates across the city by circulating information to residents the truth about waste which would hopefully put some myths in the area to bed.  A local councillor has admitted when she moved to the area she was confused about recycling and it was revealed that residents also feel the same.  

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Posted By Sam

Recycling Mistakes Cost Newcastle Council £586,000

Thursday, 4 January 2018 09:13:38 Europe/London

Newcastle Council has an alleged £586,000 dent in its finances, all because people are putting the wrong rubbish in their recycling bins.  The council is currently run by Labour and it's opposition, the Liberal Democrats have repeatedly asked the party to make changes to the recycling scheme but to no avail.  

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Posted By Sam

Isle of Wight Council Urge Residents to Recycle their Food Waste

Friday, 24 November 2017 09:32:01 Europe/London

The Isle of Wight Council has joined forces with a Amey to encourage people to make good use of their food recycling.  Figures now show that UK households throw 7.3 million tonnes of food every year.  The council say that they think residents don't realise how much of a difference they can make by recycling their food waste.  

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Posted By Adam

Recycling Trolleys Replace Blue Bins in Ayrshire

Friday, 3 November 2017 11:16:21 Europe/London

Residents in Ayrshire are going to be having their recycling binds replaced by a trolley which consists of stacked black boxes that are specifically designed to collect paper, card, plastic, cans and mixed glass.  The introduction of these trolleys is set to bring in a new weekly recycling collection in aid to stop things from entering landfill.

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Posted By Sam

Carlisle Council Improved Recycling Service

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:26:00 Europe/London

Carlisle Council are set to launch their imprioved recycling service this summer, this includes the kerbside collection being extended to more residents, a new collection schedule which means their rubbish is collected on the same day each week to help with confusion.  

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Posted By jon davis

Recycling in Focus - Bracknell Forest Council

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:01:17 Europe/London

In this new mini series we take a look at green champions and what they have done to increase the recycling rates in their area, this week we focus of Bracknell Forest Council and how they reward their residents when they correctly recycle.Read More
Posted in Green Champions By jon davis

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