City public bike sharing scheme proposed for Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board will discuss a proposal to establish a public bike sharing scheme in the city.

1,240 tonnes of tar used in Swansea road repair scheme

Swansea Council is coming to the end of its PATCH road repair programme for 2017/18, which has seen more than 1,240 tonnes of tar used to repair roads.

Blackpool set to manage own water supply

Blackpool Council is set to become the first local authority to manage its own water supply following its licence application to Ofwat.

School alerts for high air pollution days

Sadiq Khan has revealed that schools in the capital will receive an alert every time air pollution is set to pose an acute risk to health.

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.

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