News Thursday 27 April 2017
27 April 2017

John Lewis praises ‘trustworthy’ mattress recycler

Blackburn-based The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) has announced that it recycled 58,000 used mattresses received from retailer John Lewis in 2016. TFRG which is continuing to work with John Lewis this year, said today (27 April) that the 2016 figures meant it had diverted about 1,500 tonnes of waste from landfill. In a ...

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27 April 2017

Northern Ireland reports quarterly recycling increase


Data published today (April 27), suggests that local authority recycling rates have increased in Northern Ireland, alongside a decrease in municipal waste collected by councils.  The data for the October...

Veolia and Renault RCV 27 April 2017

Renault works with Veolia on high-vision RCV


Renault Trucks has unveiled a low-entry, high-vision refuse collection vehicle with the first of its type going to Veolia for work in urban areas. Unveiling the vehicle earlier this week, Renault said that the RCV has a “class-...

26 April 2017

News in Brief (26/04/2017)


With news on: WRAP's AD liner guidance; Bexley's garden waste scheme; Powerday's employment scheme delegate; Waltham Forest's Repair Cafe; and, E H Hassell provides material handler to Top Gear.

XR 26 April 2017

Untha unveils third generation of XR shredders


Austrian shredder manufacturer Untha has launched the third generation of its XR series of waste shredders. The XR shredder line, which can be used to process a range of materials including waste wood for biomass fuel or in refuse...

Hull 26 April 2017

Hull seeks long-term waste provider after contract collapse


Hull city council has approved plans to appoint a long term contractor to process the city’s residual waste after the collapse of its contract with Impetus Waste Management in November 2016. Impetus had signed a 10-year contract...

26 April 2017

Businesses fined in China waste export case


Two businesses have been ordered to pay £136,000 in fines and costs following a case over the alleged illegal export of waste materials prosecuted by Natural Resource Wales (NRW). The case which concluded at Caernarfon Crown ...

25 April 2017

LWARB launches Advance London support scheme


The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has launched its three-year support programme – Advance London – to help London’s small and medium-sized businesses adopt ‘circular economy’ business models. Advance London, ...

25 April 2017

Edinburgh invests £9 million in waste hub


The city of Edinburgh council has announced the opening of a £9 million depot for its waste collection and street cleansing operations at Seafield. The depot and transfer station will increase efficiency by ...

25 April 2017

Director fined over illegal waste storage


The owner of a waste disposal business in Cornwall has been ordered to pay almost £80,000 in fines and costs for illegally storing and treating waste at a site near Penzance, in a case brought by the Environment Agency. Leslie ...

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