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Sharing ideas on how to become carbon neutral
Published March 15, 2022 10.27am
We hosted an event with international partners to share information on how to improve ways to get more businesses to become carbon neutral.
Council branches out with boost for tree teams
Published March 01, 2022 9.16am
A North East Council is redoubling its efforts to protect, maintain and expand its tree cover.
Man to pay thousands after carrying out multiple flytips
Published February 15, 2022 9.17am
A Hartlepool man has been ordered to pay over £4,000 after he was caught flytipping at multiple locations in County Durham.
Changes to school loan scheme to support energy efficiency projects
Published January 11, 2022 4.06pm
Leaders of a North East council are being asked to consider changes to a loan scheme which will encourage schools to make energy efficiency improvements.
Works to prevent flooding in Chester-le-Street win award
Published December 14, 2021 9.20am
A scheme to prevent flooding in Chester-le-Street has won an award for protecting businesses and homes from water damage.
Key County Durham figures meet to sign climate pledge during COP26
Published November 04, 2021 9.17am
As world leaders gather in Glasgow over the next two weeks for the crucial COP26 summit, key figures in County Durham got together to pledge their own efforts to tackle climate change.
Collection points open in Spennymoor for unwanted small electricals
Published October 13, 2021 9.20am
Residents in Spennymoor can now recycle their small electrical items easily, following the opening of two collection points in the area.
Work begins to clear Durham City's river and paths
Published September 23, 2021 9.25am
Areas along Durham City's riverbanks will be cleared of debris as works begin this week to improve the area for visitors.
Man left £700 worse off after his rubbish found in flytip
Published September 02, 2021 9.21am
A County Durham man has been ordered to pay more than £700 for failing to take steps which could have prevented a flytip that contained his rubbish.
Woman taken to court for failing to assist fly-tip investigation
Published August 09, 2021 9.09am
A woman has been fined for failing to comply with a council investigation into waste being dumped near a County Durham village.
Thousand pound fine for man's involvement in fly-tipping offence
Published August 05, 2021 10.43am
A County Durham man has been fined over £1,200 for his part in a fly-tipping offence and transporting controlled waste without a licence.
Coronavirus traffic measures removed from recycling centres
Published June 24, 2021 10.57am
Measures put in place to control traffic at Household Waste Recycling Centres at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic have been removed.
Council launches recycling points for small electricals
Published June 15, 2021 11.17am
Have a small electrical item collecting dust in your home? Residents in County Durham can now drop off unwanted electricals for recycling.
Takeaway receives support to reduce carbon footprint
Published August 25, 2020 12.07pm
A County Durham food business has worked to reduce its carbon footprint with the help of a scheme to make businesses more energy efficient.