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Recycling Roundup 16th September

In this weeks Recycling Roundup Guernsey has cut the amount of general waste it collects by half after making some big changes to its recycling services. Also waste bosses at Edinburgh City Council have said that a deposit return scheme would reduce waste but also might lead to more expensive waste management contracts and a woman from Chippenham was told to dump her broken council recycling box because it "couldn't be recycled"!

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Recycling Roundup 19th August

In this weeks Recycling Roundup changes are coming to waste and recycling collections in some parts of Aberdeenshire where collections will take place on a three-weekly cycle from 10th September. Also, UK snack giant Walker’s Crisps has partnered up with recycling specialists TerraCycle to recycle more packaging and raise funds for life-saving services across Scotland and the Authorities in Rome are trialling a scheme where people can recycle bottles in return for free journeys on the city’s public transport...

 

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Recycling Roundup 5th August

In this weeks Recycling Roundup Britain in Bloom judges have visited Newbury and now the town is on tenterhooks to see if it’s going to reach the finals of the national competition. Also, research carried out by WRAP has found that cotton and polyester are the materials whose fibres could potentially best replace virgin materials and two new recycling points are being trialled in Hampstead Heath in the hope that it will help clean up the area...

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Recycling Roundup 22nd July

In this weeks' Recycling Roundup WRAP has announced that a £1 million grant will be made available to boost the recycling of business waste in England. Residents in Powys who want to use household waste and recycling facilities in Monmouthshire might be able to do so - if they’re willing to pay and the chief executives of Asda, Greggs and J Sainsbury will meet with the Environment Secretary Michael Gove to discuss concerns they have about recycling initiatives that they say will impose ‘unsustainable costs’ on an already struggling retail sector.

 

 

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Recycling Roundup 10th June

Residents in Telford and Wrekin will soon be able to recycle their food waste when a new kerbside collection service starts in September. The service will be run by Veolia, and the collected waste will be turned into fertiliser and energy. Each household will be given a kitchen caddy for their food waste and a larger caddy which can be kept outside and put out for collection each week.

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Recycling Roundup 22nd April

This weeks Recycling Roundup features news about recycling centres in Surrey that will not be able to accept waste wood from June when new charges are introduced, due to a lack of payment points. A mountain of unwanted brown bins has appeared at a recycling centre after thousands of residents in Midlothian refused to sign up for a paid garden waste collection service and changes are coming to waste and recycling services in Pembrokeshire.

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Recycling Roundup 18th March

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new recycling centre has opened in Peterborough to help decling recycling rates, residents who live near an energy recovery centre after concerns were raised about the noise from the vehicles, and finally a council in Ireland has been criticised after it sent out an Irish language leaflet about recycling to residents who's first language is not Gaelic

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Recycling Roundup 4th March

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including North Lincolnshire council collected over 1000 tonnes of recycling after the christmas period, the NHS Trust has saved over £100k by recycling unwanted hospital equipment and furniture, and finally a charity in Preston that helps offenders gain employment has won an award.

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