New Metals Matter campaign for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have launched a new metal recycling campaign.

Southwark Council commits to low-carbon investment

Southwark Council will cut its investments in fossil fuels by agreeing to move £150 million into the Blackrock Low Carbon Target Equity Fund.

Glasgow to end plastic straw use

Glasgow City Council is to stop using plastic straws in a bid to prevent tens of thousands of plastic straws a year going to landfill.

Free water refill points by 2021

Shops, cafes and businesses will offer free water refill points in every major city and town by 2021 in a bid to cut disposable plastic bottle use.

Four-weekly black bin collection for Conwy Council

Following a successful trial, Conwy County Borough Council has taken the decision to phase in four-weekly black bin collections across the region.

Devon County Council awards residual waste contract

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been awarded a contract by Devon County Council to develop a new waste transfer station.

Electric truck proposal for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has applied for funding to convert two of its retired refuse collection vehicles to run on the waste taken away from households.

Council introduces charge for building type waste

Leeds City Council is to introduce a charge residents looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site.

Management of rivers could go to communities

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on proposals to transfer ‘flood risk management activities’ of watercourses to local groups.

Greater Manchester chosen as natural environment pioneer

Greater Manchester is one of four UK settings chosen to ‘pioneer’ new ways of enhancing the natural environment.

Ministers urge councils to use electric car scheme

Government ministers have encouraged local authorities to consider the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme and improve transport efficiency.

Charitable trust to manage Knowsley parks

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council's cabinet has agreed to establish a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces.

New metro waste service likely in Derby

Derby and Nottingham city councils are set to launch a new combined ‘Metro’ commercial waste service in the region to provide a more efficient service.

New local energy initiative in Brighton

Your Energy Sussex, a partnership of Sussex local authorities, has set up an energy tariff scheme for residents across the county.

Radical ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford revealed

Oxfordshire County Council has revealed a range of new ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford and take the strain off of the city’s transport infrastructure.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.