LATEST NEWS Thursday 30 October 2014
Stroud district councillor Simon Pickering, chair of the environment committee 30 October 2014

Stroud latest council to consider joining Ubico

Waste and recycling services in Stroud – currently operated by Veolia – could move under the control of local authority-owned firm Ubico Ltd from 2016 under proposals to be considered at a council meeting next week (November 6). And, as well as recommending that Stroud becomes a shareholder in not-for-profit Ubico, the ...

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Veolia's New Barnfield site 30 October 2014

Veolia ‘confident’ of victory in Herts planning dispute

 

Waste management firm Veolia is ‘confident’ of defeating Eric Pickles in the High Court over his decision to deny planning consent for the New Barnfield energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The firm is due to have its...

Northern HQ 30 October 2014

Healthcare waste firm acquires GW Butler

 

Lanarkshire-based Healthcare Environmental Group has acquired medical waste company GW Butler (GWB). The acquisition sees the addition of three waste processing facilities to the expanding Group, located in Bradford, ...

L&S has added 12 waste vehicles to its fleet. 30 October 2014

Plant and vehicle round-up

 

With news on; W&S Recycling baler; Grundon installs bin-weighing device; Tamar buys shredder and trommel; Yotta Mayrise software targets flytipping, and; L&S Waste invests £2m in new fleet  

Dry recyclables, refuse and organic waste are all collected on a weekly basis in Hillingdon 29 October 2014

Hillingdon recycling boost ‘made possible’ by DCLG fund

 

A recent boost in the amount of waste recycled in the West London borough of Hillingdon has only been made possible by finance received under the DCLG weekly waste collection scheme, the council has suggested. Between April ...

Health and safety large 29 October 2014

Fall in waste sector injuries in 2013/14

 

The number of reported injuries to waste and recycling workers fell to 486 in 2013/14 compared to 528 the previous year, according to the latest injury and ill health statistics published today (October 29) by the Health and Safety Executive...

Newhaven 29 October 2014

Veolia applies for EfW extension over feedstock fears

 

Veolia has applied to source more commercial and industrial waste for its East Sussex energy-from-waste facility, amid concerns that it will be unable to sustain the current level of power exported to the National Grid. The waste ...

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead speaking today at the Scottish Resources Conference in Glasgow 29 October 2014

Lochhead announces ‘brokerage service’ for recycled materials

 

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has revealed that councils north of the border will be given access to a ‘brokerage service’ which will provide a marketplace for the sale of recyclable materials. Mr ...

European flag 28 October 2014

Potocnik appeals to ministers over EU recycling targets

 

Defra waste and recycling minister Dan Rogerson was among a number of European ministers to express concerns over the Commission’s proposed higher waste and recycling targets at a meeting of the European Environment Council in Brussels ...

Falkirk has moved residual waste collections from fortnightly to three weekly for some households 28 October 2014

Falkirk collection switch ‘could yield 60% recycling’

 

The first local authority in the UK to collect residual waste from households every three weeks has hailed the positive impact of the scheme, dubbed the ‘sustainable waste collection service’, claiming that the measure could see its ...

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Bowing out

It was to resounding applause that Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik left his final European Environment Council meeting today (October 28). But his final Environment Council appearance – on his proposed package for higher waste and ...

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