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No changes to bin collections over August bank holiday
Published August 17, 2018 12.07pm
There will be no changes to bin collections in County Durham over the August bank holiday.
Waste Less, Save More project to reduce food waste is success
Published August 10, 2018 9.23am
Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More (WLSM) project targeted individual households and communities to reduce waste and increase food redistribution.
Waste permits now available electronically
Published July 02, 2018 6.00pm
Disposing of household waste in County Durham is now easier than ever following the introduction of electronic permits.
Woman caught on camera littering blames her mum
Published June 29, 2018 12.46pm
A woman interviewed on camera after dropping a cigarette later claimed the person in the footage was her mum.
Sprucing Up Pelton, Tow Law, Gilesgate and Shildon
Published June 26, 2018 10.49am
"You can see the improvement straight away," "painting has really lifted the Front Street," "thanks a lot for your help, really made a difference" and "great to see the kids getting involved."
Unlicensed scrap dealer successfully prosecuted
Published June 12, 2018 1.01pm
An unlicensed scrap metal dealer who drove off when his vehicle was approached by one of our wardens and was stopped by police has been left hundreds of pounds worse off.
Record year for Big Spring Clean
Published May 22, 2018 9.48am
Thousands of residents across Durham and Darlington have given up their free time to take part in the most successful Big Spring Clean campaign to date.