LATEST NEWS Tuesday 6 October 2015
Rory S at Conservative Conference panel cropped 6 October 2015

Stewart bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra minister Rory Stewart looks set to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of ‘more consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Speaking during a fringe session at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday evening (October 4), the minister expressed his desire ...


Steve-home-page provides recycling and waste management news and information for industry, local authorities and the third sector by Steve Eminton and the editorial team

The Viridor Poll

Will there be an energy from waste overcapacity in the UK in future years?

J&B has expanded its work for Lidl in north east England 6 October 2015

News in Brief (06/10/2015)


With news on: Southern Housing re-use hub; Mick George growth; J&B retailer tie-up; WRAP bag funding, and; Hambleton fleet renewal.

The TRA has warned the Environment Agency's failure to listen to industry could result in more tyre fires 6 October 2015

Tyre recyclers hit out at Agency fire guidance


The Environment Agency’s failure to listen to tyre recyclers on stack sizes could inadvertently increase the risk of fires on waste sites. This was the message from the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) today as it urged the ...

Shanks has recruited six new staff through a social scheme at its Wakefield site 6 October 2015

Shanks employs social approach for Wakefield workers


Shanks Waste Management has expanded its Wakefield workforce with the appointment of six candidates recruited via a social enterprise project. In what the firm has branded a boost for local employment, the six employees, who work ...

Reigate & Banstead is seeking to stop carrier bags being placed in mixed recycling. (pictured: the authority's Town Hall.) 5 October 2015

Council concerns remain as bag recycler seeks material


The founder of a recycling plant for plastic bags and films in Woolwich, London today declared that there was “no good reason” why people should not be able to put their plastic bags and films into local authority recycling systems.

Palm Recycling - PM7 newsprint machine 5 October 2015

Palm Recycling’s head office in move to King’s Lynn


Palm Recycling is to leave its base in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and move its head office function to King’s Lynn, Norfolk, home to the Palm Paper mill. Parent company Palm Paper has made a formal announcement about the move ...

Police were spotted stationed outside the Niramax Group facility in Hartlepool on the day of the raids (credit: The Gazette) 5 October 2015

North Yorkshire seeks waste assurances from Niramax


North Yorkshire county council has suspended deliveries of waste to Niramax Group in Hartlepool. And, the local authority has now requested assurances from the company that the waste is being managed responsibly. The ...

Asif Ghafoor of Amey Ventures, right, signed the 25-year contract with councillors 5 October 2015

Amey signs 25-year Isle of Wight deal


Amey has officially signed a 25-year contract to provide waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight council. The ceremony follows a vote by councillors to award the contract to the waste firm last month prior to ...

The 2014 event attracted over 75 exhibitors from around 25 countries 5 October 2015

CARS auto recycling show to return in July 2016


Europe’s biggest dedicated trade event for the metal reprocessing and end of life vehicle (ELV) recycling sector is to return in July 2016, and is to be hosted alongside the Metals Recycling Event, organisers have announced. The...

Welsh Minister for Natural Rsources Carl Sargeant was among attendees at the Biogen AD plant opening last week (October 1) 5 October 2015

Biogen opens Bryn Pica AD plant in South Wales


Organics recycling firm Biogen’s 22,500 tonnes capacity anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in South Wales has been officially opened by Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant. Situated at the Bryn Pica former ...

Give your opinion, ask questions and supply an answer.

LARAC_SM cars SM Fimic 234x60 Mcgrath standard Gemi UK 1 234x60 Saica 234x60
Today's cartoon
Ceris 234x60 st PDE 1 234x60
subscribe icon

Producer responsibility and recycling on ISWA agenda

Jeff Cooper of the International Solid Waste Association reports from its recent annual congress in Antwerp, Belgium The International Solid Waste Association’s Annual Congress was held in the City of Antwerp in early ...

vacancy image

MRF data: the case for credibility

Freelance chartered waste manager and town planner, Deborah Sacks, offers her view on the latest reported data to arise from the MRF regulations. A friend of mine described to me how his son’s teacher had told his class...



14 September 2015

Drawing Battle Lines

As Jeremy Corbyn fends off criticism that his newly-formed shadow cabinet is too male-centric today, there is one appointment the waste industry should be watching with interest. Kerry McCarthy’s appointment as shadow ...


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.