East Cambridgeshire

Love Your Street lorry artwork competition

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Love Your Street lorry artwork competition

Reference:  Date:  Thu, 02/15/2024 Young people across East Cambridgeshire are being given the opportunity to design artwork for its new fleet of waste and recycling lorries. The competition is being run by East Cambridgeshire District Council to help launch the council’s new Love Your Street campaign.

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Competition to name new waste and recycling fleet

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Competition to name new waste and recycling fleet

Reference:  Date:  Mon, 01/29/2024 A competition is being launched to name a new fleet of 10 waste and recycling vehicles. The new fleet purchased by East Cambridgeshire District Council, includes new in-cab technology designed to deliver a more efficient and cost-effective waste collection service. They are also able to run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as…

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Council crack down to extinguish illegal fires

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Reference:  Date:  Wed, 01/24/2024 The number of illegal fires across the district has fallen 58% in a year according to East Cambridgeshire District Council. The council has been cracking down on the burning of commercial waste as part of its commitment towards a cleaner, greener East Cambridgeshire. Burning waste, particularly oil-based wastes, plastics and treated…

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Council achieves silver Investors in Environment accreditation

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Council achieves silver Investors in Environment accreditation

Date:  Tue, 01/23/2024 Picture shows climate change officer Emma Danielsson holding the silver certificate. Behind her are swift boxes installed at The Grange to help support nature.

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Council goes green

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Council goes green

Date:  Mon, 01/15/2024 East Cambridgeshire’s first vegetable-powered vehicle is now collecting recycling from homes across the district. The new lorry is able to run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) which is renewable, sustainable and 100 per cent biodegradable. Simply by swapping out diesel for HVO in one lorry will save an estimated 30 tonnes of…

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Save money during Energy Saving Week

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Reference:  Date:  Fri, 01/12/2024 An online form to help residents identify if they qualify for home energy efficiency grants is being promoted by East Cambridgeshire District Council to help mark Energy Saving Week (17 January to 23 January). The form, which takes 10 minutes to complete, helps the council’s energy advisers to better understand an…

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Council ranked highly for combating climate change

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Reference:  Date:  Fri, 10/27/2023 East Cambridgeshire District Council has officially been ranked 29th out of 164 district councils for its work to combat climate change, putting it in the top quartile for performance. This is the second time campaign group Climate Emergency UK has officially scored local authorities on their performance. The assessment consisted of…

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Council to invest in new veg-fuelled recycling vehicles

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Reference:  Date:  Thu, 03/16/2023 Recycling lorries across East Cambridgeshire could soon be running on vegetable oil. East Cambridgeshire District Council plans to buy 10 new eco-friendly recycling vehicles – which will be converted to run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). HVO generates 90 per cent less carbon than a traditional diesel fuel vehicle helping the…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Council car parks

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Date:  Tue, 02/28/2023 East Cambridgeshire District Council will be installing 24 electric vehicle charging points across its district car parks from Tuesday 28 February. The 7kW chargepoint units will be located at Barton Road Car Park and Newnham Street Car Park in Ely and Clay Street Car Park in Soham.  The council successfully applied to…

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Sofas can be taken to Household Recycling Centres

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Date:  Fri, 01/06/2023 Cambridgeshire County Council has confirmed items such as upholstered sofas, upholstered chairs, cushions and beanbags can now be accepted at Cambridgeshire County Council-owned household waste and recycling centres, such as the one at Witchford.  As a result East Cambs Street Scene will be able to resume collections of these items as part…

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