With Focus on COVID-19, Don’t Forget to Comply with Safety Rules as 18 Die in One Month 2020-04-16 15:28:17 SWANA Records Significant Increase in Fatalities Involving Solid Waste Collection Since March 14, the Solid Waste Association of North America has recorded a significant increase in the number of fatal incidents involving solid waste collection vehicles and employees. read more ... First in a Series of Free Coronavirus Training Modules for Waste Industry from Dsposal 2020-04-16 15:07:25 Free COVID-19 Digital Training Launched for Waste Management Key Workers To help waste sector key workers operate safely during the Government imposed lockdown, waste compliance company Dsposal has prepared and released the first in a series of free training modules on COVID-19 safety measures. read more ... Vermin Thriving on Rising Levels of Fly-Tipped Waste Could Carry Disease 2020-04-16 14:12:24 Security Firm Urges Council Waste Tips to Reopen Amid Fears of Plague With HWRCs across the UK remaining closed, security company the VPS Group has called on the government to list waste disposal staff as critical workers, require councils to re-open HWRCs, and allow households to include waste disposal as an essential trip in a bid to cut the ‘mountains of waste are being fly-tipped in epic proportions across Britain.’ read more ... Jacqueline O’Donovan on Business Planning for an Uncertain Future 2020-04-08 16:01:40 BLOG: COVID-19 – A Waiting Game at O'Donovan Waste Disposal Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal, offers a first-person perspective on life in a waste management business through the coronavirus crises. read more ... No Significant Disruption to Energy from Waste & Landfill from Coronavirus Yet 2020-04-07 15:21:54 Local Authorities Call for Additional Vital Data on Covid-19 Impact on Waste Services Led by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport, UK local authority network groups are asking local councils to complete the second waste impacts survey. read more ... Governments & Shipping Lines Urged to Support Critical Waste & Recycling Industry 2020-04-07 14:18:42 Bureau of International Recycling Calls for Fees on Stuck Containers to be Waived The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has officially contacted governments, shipping lines and their international organisations, as well as port authorities, to encourage them to support the recycling industries' request to waive costs and fees on containers stuck in ports due to government shutdowns, as well as ground charge for stuck containers. read more ... Hierarchy of Preferred Options Should be Developed to Protect Waste Collections Crews 2020-04-02 11:47:18 CIWM Welcomes WISH Advice on Coronavirus for Waste Workers & Offers Further Suggestions The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has welcomed advice from WISH and highlighted key areas for further work to ensure essential waste and recycling collections continue. read more ...
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