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27 February 2017

Minister outlines scale of HMRC landfill tax investigations

HMRC has targeted 78 landfill site operators to ensure that they are paying the correct level of landfill tax for their operations in the last two years, a government minister has revealed. Last week, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison responded to questions over the level of outstanding landfill tax owed to the ...

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Local authorities and waste firms are being encouraged to champion the hard work of their collection crews by putting them forward for the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. The deadline has now been extended...

Plans to build a major new energy recovery facility to replace the Edmonton EcoPark in north London received backing from the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today (24 February). The...

A cost projection for the introduction of separate food waste collections by every council in England was met with scepticism at the National Food Waste Conference in London yesterday (23 February). In her opening address at the ...

Two Cambridgeshire councils are gearing up for a service change affecting 130,000 households in a bid to streamline waste and recycling collections across the region. Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire councils are ...

Phil Conran, director at environmental consultancy 360 Environmental offers his view on the recent debate about deposit return schemes for materials such as cans and bottles. The discussion about a potential deposit ...

A sponsored walk which raised more than £6,000 for third world waste projects in 2016 will return this summer to take on Scafell Pike – England’s highest peak. WasteAid UK’s first ‘Walk for Waste’ saw 25 waste ...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on debate over the introduction of a deposit return system for bottles and cans. Also, we report on the future of local authority PFI waste contracts...

The latest charity news stories from the waste and recycling sector, including: Tandridge's Simon Mander to tackle London Marathon; FCC Greatmoor donation; Christmas tree appeal, and; Andigestion donates to pavilion cause.

Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

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Phil Conran, director at environmental consultancy 360 Environmental offers his view on the recent debate about deposit return schemes for materials such as cans and bottles. ... read more

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