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How To Book A Slot At The Tip

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Local Council Tips and Recycle Centres have now reopened across the country but there has been some significant changes to the service and the processes we must follow to dispose of or recycle our waste. What has changed? The most obvious change you will notice is that rather than just turning up with your car, […]

Durham Recycling Centre creates a stink!

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Residents near one Durham Recycling Centre are kicking up a stink with Durham County Council over the stench from a council run compost generation scheme set up on the site near to their homes.  In the past the site at the former Joint Stacks site was a standard landfill site that processed general waste ready […]

Derby Recycling Centre remains open as Council announce site closures.

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Derby Recycling Centre is to remain open after Derbyshire Council announce moves to close all seven recycling centres in the south of their borough. Some local residents were shocked when learning of the announcement which was finalised by council bosses only last week.  All seven Recycling Sites set for closure have been revealed as Wllington , Hatton, […]

Leeds Recycling Centres cancel booking system for weekdays only.

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Leeds Recycling Centres saw rules relax as Leeds City Council recently announced that residents are no longer required to book a time to visit the tip during in the weekdays, finally bringing an end, at least in part, to the lockdown restrictions imposed last year.  At the start of pandemic lockdown all recycling centres across the city […]

Cardiff Recycle Centre Below Expectations Potentially Facing a Fine

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Cardiff Recycling Centre is below par when it comes to the latest government set targets for waste recycling for the area prompting council leaders to reassess and replan the collection and recycling processes they currently employ. Kerbside collections are just one of the things on the line for some potential changes.   It’s been reported in the […]

Canterbury Recycling Centre longer opening hours a success

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Canterbury Recycling Centre was just one of 18 facilities in the Kent area to offer longer opening hours and more booking times back in July this year when the County Council rolled out its revised recycling and waste management scheme.   Throughout lockdown the Canterbury facility was closed completely leaving residents unable to recycle or dispose […]

Cambridge To Get New And improved Recycling Centre

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A new Recycling Centre is on the cards for Cambridge after Cambridge Council revealed plans to secure a permanent site for a long-term future of the local household waste recycling facility in the area.  Currently the tip is only contracted to exist on its current location for five more years until late 2026 when the lease […]

Bristol Recycling Centre Allows Van Owners To Use The Tip

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Bristol Recycling Centres finally welcome van owners back to both of the local household recycling facilities after 17 months of delay to the residents permit scheme.  Van and some commercial vehicle owners who happen to just drive a van or pick-up as a private vehicle can now use their privately owned vans to deposit household […]

What to do about Missed Bin Collections.

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A missed waste or recycling bin collection can be a frustrating situation especially if it’s a regular occurrence.  These days we have separate bin types and different colours for all manner of waste and keeping track of what bin has to be available at the curb side for emptying, on which day, can be a hassle […]

Special Types of Waste, How to Recycle or Dispose Safely and Legally.

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If you have bulky waste or larger amounts of waste to recycle or dump then the easiest way to deal with it if you don’t want to pay for a skip is to visit your local tip or recycling centre. Most councils offer a free recycling service on site as long as you are a […]

What waste in which bin? Why is the household bins scheme so confusing

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What bin do I use for the different household waste streams is a question that doesn’t seem to have a simple answer. In the UK there are so many different collection bins in use and a plethora of colours, shapes and sizes that you can be forgiven for finding the whole thing very confusing.  People are often confused […]