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Monday 29 April 2013
French-owned utility firm Sita UK is set to take over the disposal of rubbish in west London in a £900 million scheme that will mean 300,000 tonnes of trash a year are no longer sent to landfill.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Ten thousand tons of cardboard has been burning through the night in a “severe” fire at a paper mill.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
A council survey on wheelie bins which asked residents about their sexual orientation has been branded a waste of taxpayers' money by politicians.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Tomatoes, potatoes, even courgettes, are perfectly happy in pots says our green-fingered correspondent.
Sunday 10 March 2013
As garbage-burning plants proliferate, Britain could end up with too little waste to put in them
Friday 01 February 2013
The affluent London borough of Kensington and Chelsea is removing litter bins claiming they attract the wrong kind of rubbish
Monday 31 December 2012
The battle of the bins has broken out again after analysis of Government figures showed that collecting refuse fortnightly - a policy considered by the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, to be rubbish – increases recycling.
Sunday 23 December 2012
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Tuesday 11 December 2012
The waste management group Shanks has won a contract to recycle 15,000 tons of glass for the brewer Heineken – the equivalent of nine million 330ml bottles.
Thursday 29 November 2012
"This is my life, I can't just throw it away," said an elderly woman in Radio 3's Between the Ears, the panic rising in her voice. She was in process of moving into sheltered housing, and the prospect of reducing her worldly goods was making her ill. She had, she explained, just spent three days in hospital.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Mentally ill people are being left homeless despite there being available housing, a leading charity has said.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
65 firefighters with fifteen appliances tackle blaze with a pall that can be seen for miles
Tuesday 13 November 2012
For some fans, the biggest problem in modern football might be diving, racism, players' salaries and high ticket costs.
Thursday 25 October 2012
Building work on Northstowe in south Cambridgeshire could start in 2013
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