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CEC may have to scrap rubble charges at recycling sites

CEC may have to scrap rubble charges at recycling sites

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council might have to scrap some of its controversial rubble charges if government plans to change rules around charging for DIY waste go ahead.

The council introduced its rubble charge – up to £3.50 for a bag – in January 2018.

April 15, 2022
Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Rotting food has been left in garden waste bins in parts of Cheshire East where fortnightly collections have been missed because of a lack of staff.

Cllr Rachel Bailey (Audlem, Con) has called on the council’s audit and governance committee to look at how waste food is collected and how the scheme operates to see if anything can be done.

October 5, 2021
Councillors fear drop in Cheshire East recycling rates amid Govt plans

Councillors fear drop in Cheshire East recycling rates amid Govt plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Recycling rates across Cheshire East could drop if the Government goes ahead with proposals which could see each household have up to six bins, councillors fear.

The Government wants a more consistent approach to the way waste is collected and recycled across England and has published consultations on new waste management and funding changes for 2023.

July 6, 2021
“Pop up” household waste service considered by Cheshire East Council

“Pop up” household waste service considered by Cheshire East Council

Council chiefs could stage mobile “pop-up” household waste centres in Cheshire East under plans to revamp how it runs the service.

The idea emerged when the authority approved recommendations to procure a new contract for the running of the borough’s Household Waste Recycling Centres from 2023.

May 5, 2021
More than 20 people investigated over waste crime in Cheshire

More than 20 people investigated over waste crime in Cheshire

More than 20 people are being investigated following an operation to tackle waste crime in Cheshire.

Vehicles and companies believed to be involved in illegal disposal or management of waste were targeted.

February 24, 2021
Cheshire East Council sees surge in waste reduction volunteers

Cheshire East Council sees surge in waste reduction volunteers

Cheshire East Council’s waste reduction volunteer programme has seen a surge of new recruits signing up to play their part in improving the local environment.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, volunteers from across the borough have come forward to join the programme.

January 16, 2021
READER’S LETTER: What is happening to our waste?

READER’S LETTER: What is happening to our waste?

Dear Editor,

How many of us are putting our food waste into the green waste bins?

How much of our food waste is making its way to the new composter facility at Leighton?

December 5, 2020
New Food Caddy to be issued to homes across Cheshire East

New Food Caddy to be issued to homes across Cheshire East

Families across Nantwich and Crewe will start receiving the new Cheshire East Council food caddies from January 6.

It’s part of the authority’s new food waste recycling service and will see caddies rolled out over the next six to eight weeks.

January 3, 2020
New food waste recycling for Crewe and Nantwich to launch in January

New food waste recycling for Crewe and Nantwich to launch in January

A new food waste recycling service for Cheshire East residents will start in January 2020.

People will start to receive a small green food caddy from January 6.

November 30, 2019
Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

A petition has been launched calling on Cheshire East Council chiefs to ditch plans to open a transit site for gypsies and travellers at Cledford Hall.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Labour Cheshire East Council member for Middlewich, launched the petition online on Tuesday – and it has had more than 100 signatures so far.

August 15, 2019
Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East Council charges one of the highest amounts in the North West for bulky household waste collections, an investigation has shown.

The BBC Shared Data Unit report shows CEC charging an average of £13.30 per item – or £40 for 3 items – which makes it the fifth most costly authority of 39 in the North West.

January 10, 2019
Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The amount of rubble waste being dealt with at Cheshire East tips has fallen by 80% since a new charge was introduced.

Cheshire East Council launched a charge of £3.50 per bag for construction waste in January as part of wider changes to its recycling centres.

November 14, 2018
Green waste plant to be built near Leighton Hospital after council go-ahead

Green waste plant to be built near Leighton Hospital after council go-ahead

By Stephen Topping
A plant which will turn food and green waste into compost is set to be built near Leighton Hospital after councillors gave it the go-ahead.

Biowise has been given planning permission to build the plant on land off Middlewich Road – just 1.3km away from the hospital, and 500m away from the nearest homes.

July 1, 2018