News Friday 28 July 2017
28 July 2017

FCC chosen as preferred bidder for Wychavon contract

FCC Environment have been endorsed as the preferred bidder for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had previously looked set to be awarded to Serco. Following its recommendation to award the contract to Serco in February, the authority faced a legal challenge which led to a re-...

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28 July 2017

The Week in Waste – 28 July 2017


VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on a driver shortage in the waste industry. Also, we look at a contract U-turn by Wychavon over the future of the council's waste and recycling ...

28 July 2017

SEPA in MRF contamination warning


Contamination of waste sent to Scotland’s material recovery facilities (MRFs) is hindering the recovery of quality material, according to a report published yesterday (27 July) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

28 July 2017

Looking ahead: The waste industry in 2022


Paul Levett, director of Waste Transition , gives his predictions for what the UK's waste industry will look like in 2022. In July 2012, I wrote an article predicting some of the changes that we would see in the in the ...

27 July 2017

AD biogas ‘can help air quality crisis’


The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and Renewable Energy Association, have called on the government to increase the use of renewable biomethane to fuel vehicles, as part of efforts to tackle air pollution in the UK.

27 July 2017

North Kesteven to implement ‘Schedule 2’ waste charge


North Kesteven district council (NKDC) is to introduce charges for waste collected from schools and care homes, as part of a number of changes to its waste collections policy. Changes to the service, the majority of which come ...

27 July 2017

Liebherr launches equipment safety programme


Material handling and wheeled loader manufacturer Liebherr has launched a ‘Product Familiarisation Programme’ to help improve on-site safety in the waste sector. The Product Familiarisation Programme will be available to all ...

27 July 2017

Waste companies respond to driver ‘shortage’


A number of waste and recycling companies are putting measures in place to tackle a reported national shortage of qualified drivers. The shortage has been attributed to a number of factors including the demands of the job and the ...

26 July 2017

Local authority news round-up (26/07/2017)


With news on: Beverage carton kerbside milestone; Hart’s green waste subscription; Powys HWRC; Plastic caddy liners, and; Surrey food waste savings.

26 July 2017

Salvation Army offers recycling at student accommodation


University accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company have teamed up to help students recycle unwanted items at the end of term. Across 17 of Campus Living Villages’ accommodation sites...

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