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The £6.5 million plant was set up with financial help from LWARB. 24 August 2016

Ecotech sale ‘not possible’ say administrators

EXCLUSIVE: Administrators for the East London plastic bottle recycler Ecotech have ended their search for a buyer for the business, after it was found that ‘significant hurdles’ were in the way of operations at the Rainham site. Ecotech London Ltd, which operated from premises at the Fairview Industrial Estate, was placed ...


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The Viridor Poll

Is Surrey's decision fair to limit householders to taking in one bag of 'repairs' waste for free per day at HWRCs?

CCIC managing director Shouyun Huang said the organisation already has a good relationship with the Association and its members 23 August 2016

CCIC joins Recycling Association to push export quality


Pre-shipment accreditation body China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) has joined the Recycling Association – calling for closer ties between the recycling industry and end users of material in the Far East. CCIC – ...

East Devon waste containers - existing contractor Suez has secure a new £30m deal with the council 23 August 2016

East Devon to roll out three-weekly residual collection service


East Devon district council has released details of the roll-out of its three-weekly residual waste collection regime which is due to come into effect across the borough from February 2017. In March this year, the council ...

Hampshire's Eastleigh HWRC 23 August 2016

Hampshire to keep HWRCs open amidst spending cuts


Following a public consultation, Hampshire council has announced its entire network of 24 household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across the county will stay open. A public consultation was carried out in March, asking residents...

SSI Schäfer's Pro Wave containers are available in 240l, 120l and 80l options 22 August 2016

SSI Schäfer announces ‘major’ manufacturing investment


SSI Schäfer has invested in three state-of-the-art multi injection presses and tools to expand production of its PRO WAVE range. The PRO 240 WAVE was launched in 2014 – and SSI Schäfer claims that the container is one of the ...

ESA suggests that only 3.5% of household waste collected for recycling is rejected 23 August 2016

Defra targets recycling ‘confusion’ amid 3.5% reject claim


The government has pledged to work with councils in England to make recycling “less confusing”, after it was revealed today that reject rates have increased 84% over the past four years. A BBC Freedom of Information request ...

Clay capped area of cell 3 at the Path Head site 22 August 2016

Suez continues odour work on Path Head landfill


The Environment Agency (EA) has issued an update on ongoing works by Suez to tackle odour issues and prepare for closure at its Path Head landfill site. In February, Suez received enforcement notices from the EA, after heavy ...

Scotland is to introduce changes to its landfill tax regime from October 2016 22 August 2016

Scotland clarifies position on landfill tax


Concerns over how landfill tax will be applied to waste fines north of the border have been allayed following feedback from the Scottish Government. Revenue Scotland has made important amendments to how the tax regime will be ...

The Parliamentary Estate aims to achieve 75% recycling by 2020/21 22 August 2016

Bywaters awarded £3m Parliament waste contract


EXCLUSIVE: London-based waste business Bywaters has been awarded an estimated £3 million contract to collect and dispose of waste from the Houses of Parliament. The five-year arrangement, which has two one year extension options...

The fire at Hunter Waste as seen from a nearby road. (Picture: @towndoor) 19 August 2016

Spate of waste fires continues


A waste fire in Huddersfield is the latest to have hit the sector, following a week that has seen blazes at sites across the country. Crews from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Hunters waste site – ...

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OPINION: In an exclusive column for Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management offers his view on efficiency in public sector waste services. In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher took a scythe to...

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Cut and dried solution

The organics recycling sector is looking to sustainability, and dry digestion could be one of the upcoming trends. For decades anaerobic digestion has been seen as a relatively simple, cost-effective solution for breaking down ...

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News last week that Air Products is to exit the energy from waste sector has come as little surprise to many in the waste industry. “It was inevitable,” tweeted Jarno Stet, waste services manager at Westminster city council...


The latest set of recycling figures shouldn't prompt a panic but they certainly merit a scrutiny of current strategies and approaches. Over the years there have been variations in the amount of green waste collected and this has ...

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Sweetening the pill

The Chancellor’s announcement today that Defra will be spared some of the heavy cuts envisaged over the next five years will cause many in the waste industry to breathe a sigh of relief.