NI illegal waste costs; Birmingham confidential recycling; Yorkshire recycling sites partially close; council closes 80 recyclings sites
£800,000 spent on Derry illegal waste
More than half a million tonnes of material was buried without permission in and around a licensed recycling site in Northern Ireland, it has been revealed.
Experts from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency disposed of high-risk refuse and monitored water quality over the last seven months ahead of consideration of a longer term solution.
Environment minister Mark H Durkan said: “We will pursue the polluters vigorously to recover all clean-up costs.”
Birmingham confidential waste contract
Birmingham City Council has said a contract with a Midlands-based waste management firm will reduce the amount it has to pay in landfill tax and save residents money.
Following a six-month tender process, the local authority has appointed Cheltenham-based Printwaste Recycling & Shredding to manage its confidential shredding requirements for the next four years.
Council waste recycling sites partial closure
Cash-strapped Rotherham Council is to close its four household waste recycling centres for one day a week to meet budget cuts.
The closure plan will be introduced for six months between April and September to see if budget savings can be met.
80 recycling sites to close in Aylesbury Vale
Aylesbury Vale District has said it will save £30,000 a year through closing 80 recycling points.
The authority said their home recycling scheme means that the bottle banks and other public bins aren’t used as much anymore.