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(l-r) Tendring councillor Nick Turner, East riding councillor Symon Fraser, South Bucks councillor Nick Naylor, chair Steve Eminton 16 September 2014

Green waste debate heats up at RWM

Councils should combine services and work with other authorities in order to reduce green waste collection charges for residents, an RWM panel heard at the Birmingham NEC today (September 16). Chaired by editor Steve Eminton, ‘Balancing income against the cost of service delivery: What is the future of...


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South Oxfordshire ‘tops’ league table


EXCLUSIVE: South Oxfordshire district council looks set to top the recycling, composting and reuse league table for England in 2013/14, narrowly clinching the title from Rochford district council. The district’s success has ...

Speaking at the event were (l-r): Guus van den Berghe from Riklswaterstaat; Stuart Hayward Higham from SITA UK; Deborah Owens from Defra; Bart van Bolhuis, ministry of environment, the Netherlands 16 September 2014

Exporting RDF ‘a good way to manage risk’


Exporting refuse derived fuel to Europe is a really good way of managing risk while the UK market develops, according to SITA UK’s technology development director, Stuart Hayward-Higham. Speaking at an Anglo-Dutch roundtable ...

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin regretsl that recycling rates are stalling 16 September 2014

WRAP chief highlights need for council recycling targets


Recycling rates are stalling because councils no longer have specific recycling targets and so are spending money on other activities, the head of the Waste & Resources Action Programme has warned. Speaking to letsrecycle....

Norfolk county council's Kings Lynn recycling centre 15 September 2014

Norfolk hazardous waste amnesty causes HWRC gridlock


“Extraordinary demand” to dispose of hazardous waste at two household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) in Norfolk during an annual amnesty last weekend (September 6-7) saw a number visitors turned away for safety reasons. ...

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd directors (L-R) Steve Burton and Stewart Brackenbury 16 September 2014

RDF ‘good example of an industry that is working’


The UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) market which sees thousands of tonnes of the material shipped abroad for energy recovery is a “good example of an industry that is working”, according to Hertfordshire-based Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd.

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Eurokey Recycling loses insurance court case


A burgeoning waste recycling company which turned out to be grossly under-insured following a devastating factory fire has failed to convince the High Court that its brokers were negligent. Eurokey Recycling Limited and its ...

Branston will no longer need a permit for outgrade potatoes fed into its AD plant 15 September 2014

News in brief


With news on: Ministerial MRF visit; EA ruling on AD feedstocks; construction complete on Widnes AD plant; and, a campaign launch in Cardiff EA ruling for AD benefits fruit and veg producers ...

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The future of extended producer responsibility


Caelia Quinault looks at DHL's thoughts on extended producer responsibility. The implementation of and compliance with extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies, which regulate the collection, treatment and recycling of waste, are ...

Biffa will manage 12 HWRCs for Kent county council 12 September 2014

Biffa awarded Kent HWRC contract


Biffa has been awarded a six-year contract to manage 12 household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) and three waste transfer stations on behalf of Kent county council. Estimated to be worth £5 million, the contract starts in ...

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The race to 50%

The race to 50%

Paul Vanston, the manager of the Kent Resource Partnership, outlines the challenge faced in reaching the 50% by 2020 recycling target.... 20 year's of progress resulted in a performance of 44.2% recycling and composting in 2013...

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RDF ‘good example of an industry that is working’

The UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) market which sees thousands of tonnes of the material shipped abroad for energy recovery is a “good example of an industry that is working”, according to Hertfordshire-based Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd.

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With the provisional recycling rates for 2013/14 released today, it is reassuring to see a number of local authorities in England have been able to maintain rates of 60% or more – well above the mandatory target of 50% set for 2020. While many ...


It was something of a shock to learn earlier this year that the legendary Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government, is to speak at the RWM show this year - on Wednesday 17th at 11.00 am to be precise. ...


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