Councillor’s appeal to residents to clamp down on fly-tipping

As part of an ongoing effort to clamp down on fly-tipping in the borough, St Helens Council is calling on residents to think twice about who they hand their bulky waste over to after a white van man was recently caught red-handed illegally dumping rubbish on private land. The case – which is currently under … Read more

Electricals industry could realise £billions in financial benefit

Consumer appetite for circular business models such as take back schemes is growing, presenting the electricals industry with the opportunity to use resources more sustainably and realise £4.4billion, prevent one million tonnes of waste and save 14 million tonnes in CO2 emissions, according to new research from WRAP, the sustainability not-for-profit. WRAP looked at consumer … Read more

Residents can still sign up for the chargeable Garden Waste collection service

West Lancashire residents are reminded that if they want the Council to collect their garden waste, they still have the chance to sign up for the new chargeable collection service. The new chargeable service began on 5 June 2017 and residents who have signed up and paid have either received or will soon receive an … Read more

Businessman prosecuted after dumping 147 bin bags of household waste

A West Lancashire businessman has been ordered to do 100 hours community service after dumping 147 bin bags of household waste in Newburgh. Wigan County Court heard that the bags were found in a ditch at the side of Cobbs Brow Lane. This was one of the biggest amounts of flytipped waste West Lancashire Borough … Read more