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Real Nappy Week
Published April 19, 2018 1.10pm
A campaign encouraging people to make the switch to reusable nappies takes place next week.
Nature reserve fly-tipper successfully prosecuted
Published April 13, 2018 2.01pm
A man who was caught on camera fly-tipping at a National Nature Reserve has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and carry out unpaid work.
Dressed to impress for recycling success
Published April 09, 2018 3.13pm
Members of a new charity shop forum dressed from top to toe in donated clothing as part of a drive to encourage clothing reuse.
Unlicensed scrap metal dealers pay the price
Published March 29, 2018 3.30pm
Two men who brought scrap metal to a County Durham yard without licences have been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds each.
Summer opening hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres
Published March 23, 2018 11.52am
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will soon be switching to summer opening hours.
Still time to sign-up for garden waste collections this year
Published March 22, 2018 10.37am
Garden waste collections in County Durham are due to start next month - but there's still time to make sure your house is included.
Operation set to continue 'Sprucing Up' County Durham
Published March 15, 2018 1.53pm
A national award-winning environmental campaign in County Durham has been extended as a result of its overwhelming success.
Fight on food waste receives funding boost
Published March 13, 2018 9.56am
The war on food waste in County Durham has been given a major boost with the awarding of a grant worth more than £35,000.
We win national award for Operation Spruce Up
Published February 12, 2018 3.29pm
We have clinched a prestigious national 'green' award for the second year in a row - thanks to Operation Spruce Up.
CCTV catches man fly-tipping garden waste near kennels
Published February 07, 2018 3.23pm
A man who was caught on camera fly-tipping garden waste near boarding kennels has been left counting the cost and with a criminal conviction.
Tackling environmental and housing issues in Spennymoor
Published January 29, 2018 3.16pm
Environmental and housing issues in a County Durham town are to be addressed through a council initiative.
Spruce Up arrives in Coundon
Published January 25, 2018 3.06pm
Adults with learning disabilities and schoolchildren are helping to Spruce Up a County Durham village.
Sign up for garden waste collections
Published January 24, 2018 12.12pm
Residents in County Durham are being reminded to sign up to get their garden waste collected.
Woman caught fly-tipping left counting the cost
Published February 13, 2017 3.36pm
A County Durham woman has been left hundreds of pounds worse off and with a criminal record after being caught fly-tipping.