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Warwickshire residents block in fly-tippers caught in act

Warwickshire residents block in fly-tippers caught in act

Warwickshire Police have detained a group of suspected fly-tippers after they dumped large piles of rubbish on Packington Estate’s Maxstoke Lane near Meriden last Wednesday (8th February). The force described it as “some of the worst fly-tipping we had seen in a long time”. Residents blocked in the vans used for the fly-tipping, but the...

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Local Councils’ recycling statistics released for Northern Ireland

Local Councils’ recycling statistics released for Northern Ireland

The latest waste collections’ statistics of Northern Ireland councils have been published and Joseph Doherty, Managing Director at Re-Gen Waste, has been assessing what they mean The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs publish landfill, recycling and energy recovery figures every quarter and the January-March 2023 report makes interesting reading. The good news is...

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Cromwell Polythene are keeping it clean with a free anti-litter pack

Cromwell Polythene are keeping it clean with a free anti-litter pack

ONE global environmental issue that all countries share is littering and waste crime, seeing an estimated 30 million tonnes of litter collected from UK streets every year. Streets are far from being the only casualties of discarded waste; parks, countrysides, roads and beaches are also often plagued with litter. One of the most shocking facts...

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Huge Local Authority support for HWRC DIY waste charges

Huge Local Authority support for HWRC DIY waste charges

A SURVEY among the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) members revealed that 75% of respondents ‘do not believe that councils should accept [DIY] wastes for free disposal’. The findings come after DEFRA announced plans to tackle fly-tipping by changing the legal definition of ‘household waste’ (which is free to deposit at HWRCs) to include...