LATEST NEWS Friday 30 January 2015
New Earth's Avonmouth ERF facility 30 January 2015

New Earth Solutions fined for Avonmouth vacuum injury

Waste treatment firm New Earth Solutions and its technology partner NEAT Technology Group Ltd have been handed fines totalling £30,000 for injuries sustained by a worker at New Earth’s Avonmouth facility in August 2013. Bristol Magistrates’ Court was told yesterday (January 29) that the 53-year-old was employed as an ...


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The Viridor Poll

In 2015, will England's municipal recycling rate of 43.5% last year:

WIndsor's Long Walk, with Windsor Castle and the town in the background 30 January 2015

Costs deter Windsor from separate collection switch


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council has opted not to alter its collection service for recyclable materials, after an assessment revealed that the cost of switching to a separate collection system would cost around £700,000 ...

Construction wastes were tipped at the site in Norfolk 30 January 2015

Norfolk waste firm told to pay back crime proceeds


A waste firm was ordered to pay £247,278 proceeds of crime this week (January 27) for illegally tipping soil, rubble and aggregate fines on land in Blofield, Norfolk. Rory J Holbrook Ltd was also fined £30,000 and ordered to pay...

The Millhams HWRC, operated by Bournemouth council, is one used free of charge by East Dorset residents courtesy of an agreement between DWP and neighbouring councils 29 January 2015

East Dorset breaks rank over HWRC charges


East Dorset council has spoken out against the Dorset Waste Partnership’s proposal to charge residents for the use of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The local authority, which is one of the seven councils forming the...

The standard permits consultation includes stipulations for the storage of waste wood 29 January 2015

Wood recyclers to lobby over stockpile rules


Wood recyclers are to lobby to change rules limiting the amount of time that waste wood destined for biomass burning can be stored, arguing that a three month limit is unlikely to prevent fires in the sector. The Environment ...

Reading is seeking to increase its recycling rate from 35% in 2013/14 to 50% by 2020 29 January 2015

Reading waste strategy to address population growth


Reading borough council is consulting residents on a five-year waste minimisation strategy to help meet the 50% by 2020 EU recycling target, as it seeks to address challenges created by the town’s rapid population growth. The ...

Veolia has been chosen by Windsor & Maidenhead to provide a commercial waste service after benchmarking research 29 January 2015

Veolia set for Windsor commercial waste work


Veolia, with the support of Windsor & Maidenhead Royal borough council, is set to win a potential 10% of trade waste work within the borough area. The authority has resolved to agree a deal with Veolia following a ‘...

Reconomy 29 January 2015

Reconomy strengthens with Countrywide Waste deal


Waste management outsourcing business Reconomy has strengthened its activities with the purchase of Shrewsbury-headquartered Countrywide Waste Management. Reconomy says that the acquisition confirms its intent “to further grow ...

Red Kite Waste are now's recruitment agency partner 28 January 2015

Red Kite Waste becomes letsrecycle’s recruitment agency partner


Harrogate-based recruitment firm Red Kite Waste has become’s official recruitment agency partner. The new arrangement, which comes into effect this month, will see Red Kite Waste providing an expanded ...

Household recycling rate calendar year basis, England 28 January 2015

Rogerson confirms recycling rate data


Resource and recycling minister Dan Rogerson has issued two tables showing recycling rates for England in response to a parliamentary request by DUP MP David Simpson. (Editor's note: this is not new data but has been presented...

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Ecotech optimistic despite challenging plastics market

The chief executive of a newly established plastic bottle recycling firm – East London’s Ecotech – has expressed his belief that the firm can flourish despite challenging market conditions for UK plastics recyclers. Javed ...

Food waste: an open goal for politicians

Food waste: an open goal for politicians

With less than 100 days to go until the 2015 General Election, David Adams, director of the waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the current political debate around food waste.



With some polls indicating it is on course to win 10% of the vote at the May general election, it seems the Green Party has never been so popular. While the surge in support may be a backlash towards the policies of others – the...


The news this week that oil prices have continued to tumble has offered some cheer for motorists and businesses alike, with petrol prices edging towards the £1 per litre mark – the lowest they have been in five years. But, ...


In 12 months’ time, the outlook for the then coming year may be a little clearer. One thing is for certain, 2015 opens with a whole host of uncertainties, from ...