News Tuesday 25 April 2017
24 April 2017

Kent councils explore joint waste collection contract

Work is underway to explore the establishment of a joint waste collection contract between Tunbdridge Wells, Dartford and Tonbridge & Malling councils, which could begin in 2019. The Kent local authorities, which are all a part of the Kent Resource Partnership, are looking into the possibility of a joint waste and recycling ...

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Mid UK 24 April 2017

Mid UK supplies waste wood for Sheffield biomass facility


East Midlands-based waste management and recycling firm Mid UK Recycling has delivered its first load of waste-derived biomass wood chip to a £30m energy facility in Sheffield. The company has been handed a ten-year contract to ...

24 April 2017

Kent depot complements Smurfit Kappa mill investment


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 ...

24 April 2017

Wastecycle invests £1 million in fleet expansion


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...

21 April 2017

The Week in Waste – 21 April 2017


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 ...

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 ...

21 April 2017

News in Brief (21/04/2017)


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.

21 April 2017

Environment Agency illegal waste raids lead to arrests


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...

20 April 2017

Coffey rules out mandatory food waste measures


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...

20 April 2017

Awards for Excellence 2017 finalists announced


The list of finalists for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been unveiled, with businesses, community organisations and councils all in the running for accolades. Winners will be announced at a ...

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