Rome’s long-standing waste problems turned into an emergency as a huge fire at a disposal plant blanketed the Eternal City in smoke and forced authorities to scramble to find alternative facilities to treat the capital’s rubbish.
NHS hospitals are being forced store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after a scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste.
A decision on the future of recycling and waste services in Aberdeenshire will now be made at the start of the new year to allow extra time to take residents’ views into account.
A north-east council hopes to save pumpkins being sent to landfill this Halloween.
An Aberdeen man hopes to encourage recycling and upcycling with a green venture for businesses and community groups.
Recycling rates across Aberdeen increased by 6% last year – but still fall below the national average of 45%.
Recycled waste in Scotland has overtaken the amount sent to landfill for the first time, new figures show.
A package of changes is being proposed, including reducing the size of non-recyclable bins and increasing each household’s recycling capacity.
Members of the public are being asked for their views to help shape the future of recycling and waste services in the north-east.
A £27 million recycling centre in Aberdeen is producing lower-quality materials than its counterparts, new figures show.
Plastic straws may no longer be provided in Aberdeen’s schools and other public buildings – all thanks to a nature documentary.
A pilot project has been carried out in a bid to remove “orphan bins” from an Aberdeen street.
Aberdeen residents could be charged postage costs to receive food waste liners – in an effort to save £25,000 a year on stamps.
A zero waste cafe hopes to cut down on food waste and feed its community at the same time.
More than half of waste sent to landfill last year could have been recycled according to a survey by Aberdeenshire Council.
A young Aberdeen boy’s dream came true after he had the chance to tour a refuse truck – thanks to his mum.
Residents across the city have been complaining about pick-ups of their food and garden waste bins since a new recycling scheme was launched. Today we put the man in charge of the service on the spot.
A £1.2 million fleet of eight bin lorries has taken to the streets as changes to Aberdeen’s waste and recycling services got under way.
Aberdeen City Council’s leader has visited a new multi-million pound recycling centre as the site nears completion.
Aberdeenshire Councillors are expected to rubber stamp plans for a lagoon to be created in the North-east for brewery waste.
Wardens have made more than 1,200 visits to sites and businesses to investigate waste disposal in the past nine months.
One cold, rainy night last autumn, Ilkka Salo faced a dilemma.
Aberdeenshire Council has backed plans to move forward to the next stage of delivering a £120 million incinerator - despite it being branded a "big game of risk".
Councillors have unanimously backed plans to enter into the next stage towards delivering a £120 million incinerator.
Around 25,000 properties including homes and businesses could benefit from a new £150 million waste plant, the Evening Express can reveal today.
MEMBERS of a city community council have called for an urgent meeting with a council chief to state its opposition to a proposed incinerator.
A CRACKDOWN on fly tipping and other rogue dumpers is planned for Aberdeen.