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The £800 million Hatfield EfW was rejected by DCLG in August 17 October 2014

Veolia’s Herts EfW in PFI withdrawal blow

Veolia’s plan to build an energy-from-waste facility in Hertfordshire was dealt a further blow today (October 17), as Defra opted to pull £115 million in PFI credits from the project. The decision comes after communities secretary Eric Pickles decided not to uphold planning consent for the Hatfield plant in August, which if ...


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The Organics Recycling Group is seeking to improve the quality of garden waste feedstock for compost 17 October 2014

Plea for better council compost quality


Contamination in compost feedstock is “getting worse”, according to the Organics Recycling Group (ORG), which has drawn up a number measures aimed at councils and composters to try and tackle the problem. Jeremy Jacobs, ...

Emily Martin (centre) receives the award for Recycling Officer of the Year from host Phillip Ward (left) and Countrystyle MD Chris Howard 17 October 2014

Oxford recycling officer triumphs at LARAC 2014


A former recycling officer at Oxford city council and a partnership reuse project in Durham were among the winners at the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) Celebration Awards 2014 in Nottingham on Wednesday evening (October...

From 2016, WEEE such as PCs which is sold to businesses may be classed as 'household' WEEE 17 October 2014

BIS to change dual use WEEE definition from 2016


The definition of household and non-household WEEE is to be amended from 2016, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has informed compliance schemes and electronics manufacturers. The amendment comes after the UK’...

Councils will be required to establish separate collections of at least paper, metals, card and plastic from January 2014 where it is TEEP and appropriate to meet the the necessary quality standards for the relevant recycling sectors by January 2015 16 October 2014

Councils urged to exercise caution in TEEP tests


A leading expert on the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations has warned that some local authorities may be carrying out assessments over their legal standing on separate collections incorrectly. Peter Jones, senior consultant at ...

Colin Drummond OBE is to retire from Viridor 16 October 2014

News in brief


With news on; Colin Drummond to retire; Tamar to begin work on Bromley AD plant; Biffa to increase Newhurst EfW capacity; Hills and Chinook partner for SRF plant, and; Cranfield University to pilot Shanks AD line  

Liz Goodwin WRAP 16 October 2014

Goodwin praises Wales for recycling vision


Liz Goodwin has praised Wales for ‘leading the way’ towards achieving resource efficiency in the UK, during her opening address at the WRAP Cyrmu conference in Cardiff today (October 16). Speaking at Cardiff City Stadium, Dr ...

Andy Moore, director of UK Recyclate Ltd 16 October 2014

Campaigner sees ‘benefit’ from TEEP legal action


Legal action to enforce the requirement for separate collection of recyclables from January 2015 would be ‘beneficial’ for local authorities, an environmental campaigner has claimed. Andy Moore, director of UK Recyclate Ltd, ...

Viridor's Exeter EfW facility began operations in July 2014 16 October 2014

Viridor opens £45 million Exeter EfW


Viridor’s latest energy-from-waste facility in Exeter was officially opened at an on-site inauguration ceremony today (October 16). Developed on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate, the £45 million EfW plant has the capacity to ...

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Cambridgeshire waste merger could save £700,000


Merging the waste teams and collection services of Cambridge city and South Cambridgeshire councils could bring savings of as much as £700,000 within three years, according to a report recommending the authorities agree to the plan.

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DHL Envirosolutions: depot recycling and beyond

With businesses coming under increasing pressure to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, DHL Envirosolutions is looking up and down the supply chain to make savings for its customer base. As the environmental compliance ...

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Finding food waste feedstock

Finding food waste feedstock

Tamar Energy's director of operations Mat Stewart discusses the challenges in getting hold of food waste feedstock to feed anaerobic digestion plants. It goes without saying that every effort should be ...

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29 September 2014

Off the agenda

Party conference season is now in full swing, with all of the major parties setting out their stalls ahead of the May 2015 general election. Labour fired the starting gun in Manchester last weekend, with the Conservative ...

22 September 2014

Rogerson and RWM

The appearance of Dan Rogerson at the end of the RWM exhibition last week was something of a surprise, confusing and, truth be known, disappointing. The recycling, or resource minister, had already submitted a video address for the start of ...


With the provisional recycling rates for 2013/14 released today, it is reassuring to see a number of local authorities in England have been able to maintain rates of 60% or more – well above the mandatory target of 50% set for 2020.