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An aerial view of West Berkshire's Padworth HWRC which is located at Veolia's Integrated Waste Management Facility 7 December 2016

Councils reach agreement over ‘cross-boundary’ HWRC use

West Berkshire and Hampshire councils have reached agreement to allow some residents to use household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across authority boundaries, following a clampdown on ‘out-of-town’ users. The agreement comes following the introduction of a permitting system in West Berkshire – which prevents residents ...

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The IKEA Group published its Sustainability Report for 2016 today (7 December), showing continued investment and progress towards its sustainability targets. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, IKEA Group – the furniture and homewares...

An investigation into a fire which hit New Earth Solutions’ Sharpness Dock in-vessel composting (IVC) site on Friday (2 December) is continuing. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Avon Fire and Rescue were called to the...

A businessman has been fined £34,000 for offences relating to the storage of waste tyres at five sites across Scotland. James McHale, who had been trading under the business name ‘McIntyres’, was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff...

All materials sent to landfill sites will be taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’, under the government’s proposed changes to Landfill Tax legislation from 1 April next year. HMRC elaborated on its plans yesterday (5 December) ...

Environmental consultancy RSK Group plc has announced today (6 December) that it has taken over the business and operations of Cheshire-based ADAS UK Ltd. ADAS is an agricultural and environmental consultancy, providing rural ...

With news on: ReFood launches homeless charity campaign, and; Olleco chief executive raises thousands through Alps cycle Olleco chief cycle raises thousands for charity ...

Cheshire East council has launched a review of the borough’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) – tabling plans to close up to six sites in the district. According to the council, a reduction in funding from ...

Services firm Amey has today been officially named as the preferred bidder for a joint contract worth up to £100 million to collect waste and recyclables from four Surrey councils. The 10-year deal, which could be extended to ...

Targets for the collection of waste electricals equipment are on course to be met in 2016 – despite a potential shortfall in lamp collections – figures published by the Environment Agency suggest. The data, published last week...

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Unwrapping the Autumn Statement

Environmental Services Association (ESA) executive director Jacob Hayler examines the key issues highlighted by the Treasury’s Autumn Statement, delivered last week. The (relatively) new ... read more

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