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Councils could create new entity “to control risk”

Local authorities should consider coming together and setting up a separate entity to help provide greater stability in terms of recycling income, according to a top waste and recycling expert. video production


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Can food waste collections be afforded by councils in a time of austerity?

Waste and recycling collections were suspended in Bath and North East Somerset yesterday due to the hot weather 2 July 2015

CFOA urges waste operator vigilance in heatwave


Waste operators should remain vigilant against fires during a sustained period of warm weather across the UK, the Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) has warned. The advice comes as temperatures soared to 32-33C yesterday...

SEPA has outlined its view on contamination in waste exports 2 July 2015

SEPA details export contamination stance


Defining a contamination limit for ‘green list’ materials for export such as dry recyclables would not be beneficial or practical, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) said this week. The regulator reiterated ...

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Tameside favours ‘bin swap’ over three-weekly collections


Tameside metropolitan borough council is the latest Manchester authority to lay out plans to boost recycling and reduce residual waste capacity, with councillors approving a new collection system to be brought in by September 2015.

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Viridor PRF back online following fire


Viridor’s £12.5 million plastics recycling facility (PRF) in Rochester, Kent has partially reopened following a fire at the site last month, the company has confirmed. The June 5 fire destroyed 500 tonnes of input material as ...

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Green team gears up for 500km cycle challenge


VIDEO REPORT: Mayor of London Boris Johnson has offered his backing to some of the capital’s senior figures in the waste and recycling sector, who will be taking part in a gruelling 500km cycling challenge for charity. The newly...

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Airports Commission recommends moving Lakeside EfW


A scheme to construct a third runway at Heathrow Airport – which would require the “removal and replacement” of the Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) plant and surrounding recycling facilities – has been recommended for government ...

A total of 11 fatalities were linked to waste and recycling activities in 2014/15, HSE has revealed 1 July 2015

Eleven waste-related deaths in 2014/15


Six members of the public were killed by waste and recycling activities, alongside five deaths to workers in Britain throughout 2014/15, figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (July 1) suggest. The

(l-r) James Capel and Peter Goodwin of Simply Cups with the scheme’s mascot 1 July 2015

News in Brief (01/07/2015)


With news of: training for O'Donovan; Scotland reuse store; Helistrat training approval; membership boost for Simply Cups, and; Multifuel supply deal.

Havant has agreed to push ahead on setting up a joint venture with Norse 1 July 2015

Havant approves Norse joint venture waste plan


Waste and recycling collections in Havant could be shared with Norse, after the Hampshire authority voted to pursue a joint venture with the Norfolk council-owned firm. The proposal, which was approved by Havant borough council’...

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German plants under pressure from UK exports of RDF

Dusseldorf-based journalist, Gerhard Wirsig, reports for on the latest market dynamics in the RDF sector German operators of incinerators, RDF power plants and cement ...

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Room for improvement

Marc Zornes, co-founder and chief executive of food waste reduction specialist Winnow outlines the opportunities for cutting food waste in the hospitality sector. Summer is the busiest time of year for the UK’s hotel industry. ...



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 ...