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Waste planning news and policy covering recycling, energy from waste, composting, landfill and prosecutions.

Bin collections go monthly

Bin collections go monthly

A local authority became the first in England and Wales this week to switch to monthly refuse collections to try to boost recycling rates.

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First ever space waste netted

A satellite-controlled net has become the first in human history to capture a piece of space waste nearly 200 miles above the Earth.

Landfill mining focuses on plastic

Plastics mined from landfill sites could be the source of valuable chemicals and liquid fuels, say researchers who have launched a new project.

Shopping trolley waste shock

Some 520,000 shopping trolleys are abandoned in public spaces every year with waterways and green areas topping the list of dumping grounds, new research...

Pubs call time on landfill

One of the UK's biggest brewers and pub chains has announced it is now operating on a zero waste to landfill basis.

Waste operator fined £71,000

A man must pay £71,000 and do 250 hours of unpaid work for running an illegal waste site that billowed dust and thumped out noise.