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21 April 2017

Joint Waste Solutions to oversee Surrey contract

Four Surrey councils have created a new organisation – Joint Waste Solutions – to deliver a joined-up waste service across the regions, as part of a new contract with Amey which begins in June this year. Amey was awarded the contract to manage collection services on behalf of Elmbridge, Woking, Surrey Heath and Mole Valley ...

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Wastecycle has invested £1m in eight new vehicles as it seeks to expand its operations in the East Midlands region. The Nottingham-based waste management company, which processes over 500,000 tonnes of waste per-year, has already...

Edinburgh city council has announced that enhancing recycling services for residents living in flats is to be a priority over the coming year. The announcement came as the council's Transport and Environment Committee met today (...

West Midlands-based plastics recycling business Arrow Recycling Ltd has been fined £160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries after having been crushed by 400kg of baled cardboard. Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court last ...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on a vote by MEPs to increase the EU recycling target from 65% to 70% by 2030. Also, we report on plans by LWARB to establish a taskforce to boost ...

Smurfit Kappa has recently completed a programme of investment across its national recycling depots which has included the creation of a new depot at its Kent mill in Snodland. The investment at the Kent site came after the ...

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on the potential impact of the snap General Election on the waste and resources sector. Also, we report on the finalists for the 2017 Awards for ...

With news on: CIWM visits Beddington ERF; B&M’s prestigious health and safety award; Blue Scotland open day;; ISL awarded WISHNI Ambassador; and, Recycling campaign offers electrical equipment vouchers.

Two arrests were made yesterday (April 20) following raids by the Environment Agency and Police over alleged illegal waste activities at sites in Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Hertfordshire. Five dawn raids were carried out...

Resources minister Therese Coffey appears to have ruled out mandatory measures to force councils to separately collect food waste, when questioned on the issue by MPs yesterday (19 April). And, the minister has also emphasised the...

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