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Councils asked to turn food into fuel by North East recycling company

Councils asked to turn food into fuel by North East recycling company

FOOD waste recycling company Warrens Group is lobbying local authorities in the North East to support the region in becoming leaders of household food recycling. The landmark Environmental Bill is set to mandate household food recycling by 2023. Warrens Group is working to ensure that North East councils are at the forefront of implementing the...

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SFS to the rescue following Hyndburn arson attack

SFS to the rescue following Hyndburn arson attack

THIS month, five brand-new refuse trucks, all fitted with quieter, fuel-saving electric bin lifting technology, have arrived at Hyndburn Borough Council. The new fleet replaces vehicles that were damaged during an arson attack in December 2019. Half of the Council’s waste and recycling fleet was written off as a result of the attack. However, thanks...

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Scottish council’s waste collection still in the pink

Scottish council’s waste collection still in the pink

PERTH & Kinross Council has shaken up its approach to waste collection by replacing its pink bag policy with 90 Taylor 1,100L Continental bins, each of which is fitted with fill level sensors. The city centre’s £56,000 bin rollout is part of a Smart Waste project, jointly funded by the council and a European Regional...

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(Left to right) Cllr Bob Deed, Leader, Mid Devon District Council; Stuart Noyce, Group Manager Street Scene and Open Spaces, Mid Devon District Council; Bob Sweetland Managing Director, SFS; Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement, SFS; Simon Hill, Service Manager – Recycling, Waste and Fleet, Exeter City Council

Joint fleet provision for Devonshire councils

FOR the first time, Mid-Devon District Council (MDDC) and Exeter City Council (ECC) have joined together to source their vehicle fleets. Following a comprehensive tender process both councils opted to award the seven-year contract (with a possible seven-year extension) for the provision and maintenance of approximately 210 vehicles, to contract hire and fleet management company,...