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Bywaters will sort material from Tower Hamlets at its Lea Riverside MRF in East London 6 March 2015

Bywaters benefits after SITA rejects MRF deal

London-based recycling firm Bywaters has secured a two-year materials recycling facility (MRF) contract with Tower Hamlets borough council after the work was previously offered to, and turned down by, both SITA UK and Viridor. The east London council originally awarded the contract to SITA UK under a tender process. But, the ...

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The report forecasts that the AD sector will play a valuable role in the UK's  bioeconomy 6 March 2015

AD operators ‘could aid’ food waste collection costs

 

Anaerobic digestion operators may need to contribute to food waste collection costs to ensure the future supply of ‘quality’ feedstock, a cross-departmental government working group has suggested. The findings are part of the ...

Aylesford used about 500,000 tonnes of newspapers and magazines per year 5 March 2015

Recycling targets warning after price fall

 

A warning against "blindly chasing recycling" targets in the face of falling values for commodities has been issued by the UK's largest waste management company Veolia. And, strong concerns have also been raised by another waste ...

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Election 2015: Zero time to waste

 

SITA’s head of external affairs Gev Eduljee takes a closer look at the policy pledges on waste and recycling outlined by the Liberal Democrat party this week. This month the Liberal Democrats put a bit more flesh on the...

Iain Gulland spoke about his hopes for Scotland's recycling future at Resource 2015 6 March 2015

Crossing the border

 

Letsrecycle.com caught up with Zero Waste Scotland director Iain Gulland at Resource 2015 in East London to talk waste regulations, landfill tax and the election as the Scottish Government races to meet its ambitious targets  

DCLG is to prevent councils from charging residents to deposit waste at HWRCs 6 March 2015

LARAC slams changes to HWRC charging law

 

Council recycling officers have condemned the announcement from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that it is to press ahead with plans to restrict local authorities from charging for the use of HWRCs. DCLG...

A 5p levy on single use bags is to come into effect in England from October 2015 6 March 2015

Clegg pledges to scrap bag levy exemptions

 

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has made a manifesto pledge to scrap a proposed exemption for biodegradable bags from the carrier bag charging regime, which comes into force in England in October. The Deputy Prime Minister ...

Price leap for used newspapers 5 March 2015

Price cut hits market for used newspapers

 

The amount paid for used newspapers and magazines has fallen by £30 a tonne this month and local authorities have again been warned that they are facing a fall in their material income. The reductions come after the closure of ...

Dorset Waste Partnership vehicle and bins 5 March 2015

Dorset Partnership ‘totally naive’ over waste vehicles

 

Managers at the Dorset Waste Partnership exhibited a ‘total naivety’ in their choice of collection vehicles that led to the public body’s £2.76 million overspend, a damning review by consultants WYG has concluded. And the authority's ...

The Lady's Mile holiday park in Dawlish, Devon (pictured) is filing a claim to Teignbridge council for backdated waste costs 5 March 2015

Lack of schedule 2 compensation ‘disgraceful’

 

It is “utterly disgraceful” that councils have not paid out compensation to institutions such as schools, care home and hospitals that were “illegally charged” for waste disposal before 2008, a waste consultant has suggested to ...

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Election 2015: Zero time to waste

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This week the Liberal Democrats were back on the campaign trail and displaying their green credentials, with a pledge to introduce a 70% recycling target for England if elected in May. This was just one of a number of ...

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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...

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