New contract for bin collections in Peterborough seeks to boost below target recycling rates

A new contract for bin collections in Peterborough will seek to boost the city’s recycling rates which have fallen below target.

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PCC refuse staff Kamil Mazur and Rob Reed at Normanton Road for  start of free large items refuse collection. EMN-170930-180900009

Start date given for free waste collection

Free bulky waste collections return in Peterborough next month, seven years after they were removed by the city council.

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The swans which were covered in oil

Dismay as swan dies after oil is dumped into body of water in Peterborough

A swan sadly died after oil was dumped into a body of water in Peterborough.

Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

Gavin Elsey and John Holdich with the city's street clean-up team EMN-150812-124330009

BUDGET: No decision yet on new service for waste removal in Peterborough

A decision on a new service for waste removal in Peterborough has yet to be agreed.

Photos of the needles in Central Park. Photo: Mark Barrett

Peterborough dad’s anger as girl nearly picks up needle in Central Park

A Peterborough dad says he will not return to Central Park in a hurry after finding needles on a visit with a group of children.

Planting of the 100,000th tree in the Forest for Peterborough project at Central Park with Deputy Mayor Coun. Chris Ash EMN-170710-201021009

Peterborough charity plants 100,000th tree in the city

A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city.

Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

Council hands out £5,700 worth of fly-tipping fines in Peterborough under new powers

More than £5,000 worth of fines for fly-tipping has been handed out by Peterborough City Council in a year.

Council appointed trustees Lisa Roberts and Irene Walsh  with Sophie Antonelli and Jay Gearing from The Green Backyard at signing of new agreement. EMN-170410-162354009

‘We are naturally delighted’ - Future secured for Peterborough’s The Green Backyard after signing new 12 year lease

The Green Backyard has signed a 12 year lease with Peterborough City Council to secure the charity’s future at its current Oundle Road site.

Launch of fly-tipping campaign at Amey depot at Nursery Lane, Fengate. Attending were: Clair George, Rob Hill, Wayne Swales, Coun. Richard Brown and Irene Walsh, James Collingridge and Coun Gavin Elsey EMN-170919-131651009

Locations revealed for free bulky waste collections in Peterborough

Free bulky waste collections are taking place in Peterborough over the next three weeks, with community freighters visiting six locations in the city.

Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

New strategy launched to reduce fly-tipping in Peterborough

A brand new strategy to reduce the huge amount of fly-tipping in Peterborough has been launched.

Land at Oxney Road covered in rubbish EMN-161231-123643009

Works to prevent fly-tipping at Peterborough hotspot are completed

Works to prevent fly-tipping at a field in Peterborough were completed last week.

Air pollution

ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL SERIES: Peterborough meeting air quality targets

Peterborough is meeting its target for air quality, according to the city council.

Children pond dipping at the Green Backyard EMN-170831-160520009

ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL SERIES: Future is looking bright for Peterborough’s Green Backyard

After a six year struggle September will finally see the future of Peterborough’s Green Backyard secured.

The Feed the 1,000 event during the Planet B festival

ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL SERIES: ‘Big effort is needed to tackle climate change’

Big changes are needed to protect the environment according to Carly Leonard, chief executive of the Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).

Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

Free bulky waste collections to be trialled by Peterborough City Council

Peterborough City Council is set to trial free bulky waste collections for residents.

Photo from PECT

Photo competition for favourite trees

The charity PECT has launched a competition looking for photographs of Peterborough’s favourite trees.

Cycle lane at Oundle Road, Woodston EMN-170829-164823009

Feature: Is Peterborough on track to become UK’s Environment Capital?

The environment is a huge talking point at the moment, both nationally and locally.

Zero Waste Week challenge

Can you take on Zero Waste Challenge in Peterborough?

Are you curious about the amount of waste your organisation produces? Interested in becoming greener?

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