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18 August 2017

Recyclers back councils’ call for changes to tendering rules

Recycling businesses have supported a call from the Local Government Association for sweeping changes to the tendering system for council contracts. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents virtually all councils in England, said this week that simpler rules “regulating how councils buy goods and services after...

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West Berkshire council is to introduce charges for disposing of some ‘non-household’ materials at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). From ...

Suez has warned that the UK could face a ‘disaster scenario’ in regards to a shortage of waste treatment infrastructure over the next decade, contradicting the recent findings of consultancy firm Eunomia. Yesterday (16 August...

Data on the quality of material received at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) for the first quarter of 2017 shows that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities has remained relatively static at close to 87%.

The Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire has commenced operations, waste firm Amey has announced today (17 August). Amey confirmed that othe first waste was processed through the energy from waste (EfW) facility, near ...

Industrial action by refuse collection crews at Birmingham city council has been suspended after talks under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS. The city council and trade union Unite were involved in the talks at ACAS and ...

The death has been announced of a former president of the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (IWPPA), Peter Dyer. Mr Dyer died on Saturday 12 August 2017 at the age of 86. His son, also Peter, recalls that his ...

Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

Research firm Eunomia has reaffirmed the findings of its 12th Issue Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (RWIR), which found that the UK is heading towards an overcapacity of waste plants. The Bristol-based consultancy ...

The UK is set to have two battery recycling plants in operation later this year with the announcement that compliance scheme Ecosurety and recycling firm Belmont Trading are partnering on a plant in Scotland. In September a ...

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