News Monday 24 October 2016
One of two new Machinex MTR-235 balers installed by Shanks in East London 21 October 2016

Shanks invests in RDF balers at East London sites

Shanks Group has invested over £2 million in two new Machinex balers, which it says will improve the efficiency of waste-derived fuel production at its Frog Island and Jenkins Lane mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities. The balers have been installed at the two facilities which are operated as part of a 25-year ...

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The Week in Waste – 21 October 2016


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, on concerns over capacity at the UK's fridge recycling facilities and Biffa's public share listing. The video report ...

Days will source the IBA from the Trident Park facility in Cardiff 21 October 2016

Avonmouth IBA plant planned for Cardiff incinerator ash


Day Group Limited is seeking a permit to operate a 130,000 tonnes-per-year incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling plant, currently under construction in Avonmouth near Bristol. The facility, which is being built at the former CWS ...


Defra’s food waste policy ‘is working’


A senior Defra civil servant has said that food waste treatment in the UK has grown without legislation to make separate food waste collections by councils mandatory. Speaking at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum ...

Viridor's waste vehicles will be changing to incorporate new branding over the coming months, Viridor has said 20 October 2016

Viridor unveils new brand image


Waste and resources firm Viridor has today (20 October) unveiled an updated brand image – which it claims better reflect the company’s position within the circular economy. The change in livery comes as part of an overhaul of ...

Fridge reprocessing capacity is under increasing pressure, companies have reported 20 October 2016

Capacity squeeze puts fridge recycling under pressure


EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has this week said that it will work with fridge reprocessors to address ‘storage difficulties’ arising at treatment facilities, in the face of growing fridge stockpiles. Capacity at the UK’...

Sophia McDonald had been crossing Henley Road with her mother when the incident occurred (credit: Coventry Telegraph) 20 October 2016

Child killed in Coventry skip lorry collision


Police are continuing to investigate the death of a seven-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a skip lorry in Coventry on Tuesday (18 October). The girl, who was named by police yesterday as Sophia McDonald, was hit by a...

A Biffa collection vehicle in the City of London. (Picture: Neil Turner/Timbismedia) 20 October 2016

Biffa shares begin trading on London Stock Exchange


Shares in waste management giant Biffa have begun trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning (20 October), the company has announced. Unconditional trading commenced at 8am – with 250,000,000 ordinary shares admitted to ...

Stewart Davies, chief executive of Augean Plc 20 October 2016

Augean chief exec to take over as ESA chairman


Stewart Davies, the chief executive of hazardous waste treatment company Augean Plc has been elected as the chairman of the waste sector trade body the Environmental Services Association (ESA). Dr Davies, who was elected by ESA’...

essex-raid-container-crop 20 October 2016

WEEE and gas bottles discovered in Agency export raid


A cross-agency raid led by the Environment Agency at a storage site in Essex has uncovered waste items including gas bottles, fridges, PCs and televisions bound for illegal export, the Agency has claimed. The raid, which took ...

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