LATEST NEWS Wednesday 29 July 2015
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Hadfields Wood Recyclers shuts gates ‘to avoid EA enforcement’

Hadfields Wood Recyclers has temporarily shut gates to waste wood at its sites in both Manchester and Middlesbrough in order to “avoid enforcement action from the Environment Agency” over material storage restrictions, the company revealed this morning (July 28). Hadfields, which claims to be one of the UK’s oldest ...


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Teh review forms part of a wider project looking at the health impacts of municipal waste incinerator emissions 29 July 2015

Incinerator impact on births ‘warrants further study’


No major association between waste incinerator emissions and adverse birth defects have so far been reported, according to a review of 14 previous studies of the issue, but existing evidence is “inconclusive” academics claim.

Thurrock is now redirecting its recyclables from Tilbury Docks to Canning Town in East London 28 July 2015

Thurrock ‘let down’ as Suez closes Nordic MRF


EXCLUSIVE: Suez Environnement has today (July 28) confirmed the closure of a 100,000 tonnes-per-year capacity MRF in Tilbury Docks, owned by its subsidiary Nordic Recycling. The move has hit Essex-based Thurrock council, a MRF ...

DHL will introduce the £48 collection charge from August 1 2015 29 July 2015

DHL introduces business WEEE collection charge


DHL Envirosolutions will introduce a £48 charge for business WEEE collections through its ‘123 Recycle for Free’ partnership service from August due to “regulation changes and increased administration burdens”, the logistics and ...

The certificate was presented at TRA’s Recycling Day conference 29 July 2015

News in brief


With news on: Plastic bag increase, Cromwell awarded Enfield contract; Tyre recycler awarded PAS 107 certificate; WRL Glass Media expands exports, and; Bournemouth moves waste software system online  

Stephen Whitehead 29 July 2015

Man arrested over Pendle Skips death


Detectives have arrested a 34-year-old man following the death of a casual worker at Pendle Skips in Burnley, Lancashire. Stephen Whitehead, 49, was discovered by staff members at the Pendle Skips premises on Balderstone Close at ...

Elmbridge council is due to initiate the contract in June 2017 28 July 2015

Surrey lines up shortlist for £100m collection contract


Biffa and Suez Environnement have been confirmed as two of five firms shortlisted to provide refuse and recycling collections on behalf of four councils in Surrey, can reveal. FCC Environment is also ...

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Fire destroys East Northants’ recycling fleet


A fleet of six recycling and waste collection vehicles used to collect waste on behalf of East Northamptonshire council was destroyed in a fire at contractor Kier’s depot in Chelveston early on Saturday morning (July 25). ...

Protestors marched on Cardiff City Hall to return their new wheeled bins last week 27 July 2015

Cardiff collection overhaul underway


Changes to the way refuse is collected in Cardiff come into effect today (July 27), as the city council strives to meet the 58% recycling target set by the Welsh Government. Residents living in ‘bag areas’ of the city will now...

Businesses are among those who have a legal obligation to deal with their waste responsibly 27 July 2015

Government consults on revised Duty of Care guidance


A revised code of practice setting out how anyone managing controlled waste has a ‘Duty of Care’ to deal with it responsibly has been launched for consultation in England and Wales today (July 27). The document provides ...

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Building a circular economy – going round in circles?

Environmental lawyer, Angus Evers of London law firm King & Wood Mallesons, in his monthly column, takes a look at the “circular economy” and points out that there is no generally accepted legal definition of the...

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‘Off the peg’ solution to 50% recycling

Environmental Services Association (ESA) executive director Jacob Hayler asks how the challenging 50% by 2020 recycling target can be met. Local authorities have done a fantastic job in the past 15 years at raising ...



Defra has confirmed that Rory Stewart will handle the waste and recycling brief – and with it validation that the industry has not been forgotten by government. With the announcement coming less than 24 hours before the first ...


With the dust settling on what turned out to be a surprising and decisive result in the General Election, David Cameron’s Conservative majority government is now taking shape, with a number of key cabinet appointments announced.


Within the commodity markets that encompass the recycling sector, there is a huge amount of volatility and uncertainty at present. Ferrous metals markets have dived after the iron ore price fell. In paper, the value of used newspapers and ...