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News round-up 20/1


 Hills gets Wiltshire contract; ScotRail staff take green training; Funding for Kent; Swansea issues 6,000 litter fines

Hills wins Wiltshire business

Hills Waste Solutions has secured each of five contracts for the provision of waste collection and management services for Wiltshire Council.

The company will be responsible for the collection and recycling of Wiltshire residents’ household and garden waste together with all kerbside recycling, 11 household recycling centres and the treatment and disposal of residual waste.

Each of the five contracts awarded will commence on 1 August 2017 and run for eight years, with the option for the council to extend each contract by a further eight years.

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ScotRail staff take green training

Around 20 members of Staff at ScotRail have attended a Green Champions training day at Hampden delivered by the Resource Efficient Scotland Advice and Support Service, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland.

The course is geared towards enabling workers to gain the skills and knowledge to understand the benefits of resource efficiency, identify opportunities to save money on energy, water and materials and be able to collect and analyse data to bring about change at home and in the workplace.

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Funding for Kent

Kent Resource Partnership (KRP) has won £70,694 funding from WRAP’s ‘Increasing Communications through Local Authorities’ fund, and a further £40,000 from private sector organisations.

The bulk of the funding will be used to encourage householders to recycle more plastics and metal packaging. Social media, vehicle liveries, display materials, website banners and other channels will be used to get messages across based on WRAP’s newly refreshed ‘Recycle Now’ branding.

The main channel will be delivery of leaflets on plastics recycling this month and MetalMatters in February and March.

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Swansea issues 6,000 litter fines

More than 6,000 litter penalties have been issued to people dropping litter in Swansea.

Swansea Council drafted in an external enforcement team in September 2013 to work alongside its own litter enforcement, in a bid to crack down on problems in the city.

Since then the team has issued 6,800 fixed penalty notices to anyone seen dropping litter on the ground instead of using a bin.

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