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Kirklees refutes ‘14%’ household recycling reject claim

EXCLUSIVE: Kirklees council has refuted claims that it rejected more household materials for recycling than any other local authority in England last year, arguing the figures do not account for commercial waste. The BBC, via a freedom of information request, this week claimed that the Huddersfield-based council rejected 14.99% ...


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Is Surrey's decision fair to limit householders to taking in one bag of 'repairs' waste for free per day at HWRCs?

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Industry and councils react to reject rate fallout


Waste industry and local authority representatives are continuing to blame a rise in recycling reject rates on cuts to budgets and a lack of collection consistency. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the BBC ...

Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier and beach 25 August 2016

Biffa hails North Somerset deal as SW ‘stepping stone’


North Somerset’s decision to award Biffa a seven-year household collections contract has been hailed by the waste firm as another “stepping stone into the South West municipal market”. Reported by in...

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Norfolk to run ‘hazardous’ waste amnesty


Norfolk county council is running household ‘hazardous waste amnesties’ for residents to dispose of chemicals at seven recycling centres across the county next month. Among the wide range of household chemicals that will ...

The Waste4fuel  site has seen a large number of fires over the years 24 August 2016

Bromley set to close Waste4fuel land deal


The London borough of Bromley is set to acquire the land of the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington with the aim of clearing the area, which remains a persistent fire hazard. The Cornwall Drive site has been under scrutiny ...

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Shanks in supply deal for Chinese-owned EfW plant


A Chinese-owned energy from waste plant in the Netherlands has secured a 10-year deal with waste management firm Shanks to burn 100,000 tonnes of RDF per annum for energy recovery. The agreement has been made by Shanks with ...

Councils in Wales have provisionally hit a 60% recycling average for the first time 24 August 2016

Welsh councils set to hit 60% recycling


The average amount of waste recycled by councils in Wales has hit 60% for the first time, according to internal figures published by the Welsh Government today (24 August). Provisional data for 2015/16 shows recycling has grown by...

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Sussex man jailed for dumping waste wood


A waste criminal who went on the run after illegally stockpiling over 1,200 tonnes of waste wood on an industrial estate in Uckfield, East Sussex has been jailed for 12 months. Tom McCabe, 32, from Worthing, West Sussex, was ...

The £6.5 million plant was set up with financial help from LWARB. 24 August 2016

Ecotech sale ‘not possible’ say administrators


EXCLUSIVE: Administrators for the East London plastic bottle recycler Ecotech have ended their search for a buyer for the business, after it was found that ‘significant hurdles’ were in the way of operations at the Rainham site.

East Devon waste containers - existing contractor Suez has secure a new £30m deal with the council 23 August 2016

East Devon to roll out three-weekly residual collection service


East Devon district council has released details of the roll-out of its three-weekly residual waste collection regime which is due to come into effect across the borough from February 2017. In March this year, the council ...

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OPINION: In an exclusive column for Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management offers his view on efficiency in public sector waste services. In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher took a scythe to...

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Cut and dried solution

The organics recycling sector is looking to sustainability, and dry digestion could be one of the upcoming trends. For decades anaerobic digestion has been seen as a relatively simple, cost-effective solution for breaking down ...

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News last week that Air Products is to exit the energy from waste sector has come as little surprise to many in the waste industry. “It was inevitable,” tweeted Jarno Stet, waste services manager at Westminster city council...


The latest set of recycling figures shouldn't prompt a panic but they certainly merit a scrutiny of current strategies and approaches. Over the years there have been variations in the amount of green waste collected and this has ...

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Sweetening the pill

The Chancellor’s announcement today that Defra will be spared some of the heavy cuts envisaged over the next five years will cause many in the waste industry to breathe a sigh of relief.