Is Our Recycling Scheme Just Rubbish?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Editor 0

We recently came across this piece published in ‘The Independent’ on how ‘Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish’ The UK has made strides in the proportion of waste recycled under an EU target of 50 per cent by 2020. This has underpinned hundreds of […]

Rayleigh Recycling Centre

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Editor 3

Complaints are often made on social media about Rayleigh Recycling Centre in Castle Road which is operated by Essex County Council. We’d urge residents to contact your Essex County Councillors (June Lumley – Rayleigh South / Malcolm Maddocks – Rayleigh North) to stress your concerns about the sites location. Clearly […]

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How To Safely Choose A Waste Carrier

Saturday, December 22, 2018 Editor 0

Rochford District Council has published a guide to refuse and waste services for 2018. If you’ve not received one, you could get a copy from the civic suite in Rayleigh. One item of interest is that of fly tipping. With some handy tips on how to make sure you are […]

Easter Waste Collections

Monday, April 10, 2017 admin 0

The District Council has advised that bin collections within the Rochford District Council area will continue as usual. For those residents who have a bin collection on Good Friday (April 14) or Easter Monday (April 17), please present your bins for collection. Collections will also continue as normal over the […]

That Waste Site Could Be Here A Lot Sooner than 2026

Saturday, January 14, 2017 admin 0

Chris Black and Chris Stanley wrote recently about the proposal for a waste site at Dollymans Farm , on the Rawreth – Basildon border. This isn’t a council idea, but has been supported by a government inspector . We wrote that: She was concerned about a likely lack of capacity […]

More On The Dollymans Farm Waste Proposal (UPDATED)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 admin 11

Back in November we wrote about surprise plans for a new waste site on part of Dollymans Farm, on the Rawreth / Basildon border. Tomorrow a 6 week consultation begins on the proposal – and we will give more details about the consultation process tomorrow night. This evening local councillors  […]

Waste Site For Rawreth / Basildon Border?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 admin 2

We didn’t see this one coming… Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as have been working jointly over a number of years to prepare a Replacement Waste Local Plan. The draft Replacement Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Government for independent examination by a Planning Inspector. We have […]

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Rochford’s Recycling In The Guardian

Monday, November 3, 2014 admin 0

  The Guardian? did a feature last Monday about recycling, looking at four councils with good recycling levels and seeing how they did it. One of them was Rochford: Rochford district council With England?s highest recycling rates Rochford?s head of environmental services, Richard Evans, ascribes its scheme?s success to simplicity. […]

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A Rubbish Event !

Sunday, October 12, 2014 admin 0

  If you? have any questions about waste or recycling, you can get them answered by council staff at the Mill Arts & Events Centre, in Rayleigh, from 11am to 3pm next Thursday, October 30. This is part of a free event aimed at families, to celebrate the District’s recycling? […]