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Reuse sector ‘too polite’, says MP

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, has called for more strident action from the reuse sector, suggesting reuse organisations were ‘too polite’ in establishing themselves as viable options for waste disposal contracts. (more…)

Fly-tipping down in Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn with Darwen council is reducing fly-tipping in the borough, by offering free skips for local residents to dispose of their bulky waste.

In December, 21 skips were dotted around the borough, collecting around 20 tonnes of waste. The initiative seems to be working, with fly-tipping incidents falling to 305 for the month, compared to 369 reported in November. Early results for January, according to the council, indicate the downward trend is continuing.