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LARAC slams ‘council bashing’ in wake of reject rate data

Councils should not be blamed for an increase in household recycling contamination, the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has claimed. And, harmonising collection systems across local authorities in England is “not the answer” – as councils already fit their collection models around the reprocessing ...

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HMRC is due to lower the LOI threshold on landfill tax to 10% from April 1 26 August 2016

UK on course to meet EU landfill reduction target

 

The UK is comfortably on course to meet an EU target to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) it sends to landfill, government figures published yesterday (25 August) show. The

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Biffa hails North Somerset deal as SW ‘stepping stone’

 

North Somerset’s decision to award Biffa a seven-year household collections contract has been hailed by the waste firm as another “stepping stone into the South West municipal market”. Reported by letsrecycle.com in...

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News in Brief (25/08/16)

 

With news on: CountyClean Group rebrand; Mick George contract in Cambridgeshire; Young chemists inspired by energy from waste; Carrickfergus Mayor welcomes HRC upgrade, and; Helistrat becomes Living Wage Employer

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Shanks in supply deal for Chinese-owned EfW plant

 

A Chinese-owned energy from waste plant in the Netherlands has secured a 10-year deal with waste management firm Shanks to burn 100,000 tonnes of RDF per annum for energy recovery. The agreement has been made by Shanks with ...

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Following the path to PRN transparency

 

James Piper, managing director of compliance scheme ecosurety, outlines his desire to see greater transparency in the flow of funds through the PRN system. In September, ecosurety plans to change the way the waste and recycling ...

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Kirklees refutes ‘14%’ household recycling reject claim

 

EXCLUSIVE: Kirklees council has refuted claims that it rejected more household materials for recycling than any other local authority in England last year, arguing the figures do not account for commercial waste. The BBC, via a ...

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Industry and councils react to reject rate fallout

 

Waste industry and local authority representatives are continuing to blame a rise in recycling reject rates on cuts to budgets and a lack of collection consistency. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the BBC ...

Councils in Wales have provisionally hit a 60% recycling average for the first time 24 August 2016

Welsh councils set to hit 60% recycling

 

The average amount of waste recycled by councils in Wales has hit 60% for the first time, according to internal figures published by the Welsh Government today (24 August). Provisional data for 2015/16 shows recycling has grown by...

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Bromley set to close Waste4fuel land deal

 

The London borough of Bromley is set to acquire the land of the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington with the aim of clearing the area, which remains a persistent fire hazard. The Cornwall Drive site has been under scrutiny ...

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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...

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