News Tuesday 1 December 2015
South Oxfordshire has retained its spot at the top of the recycling league table 1 December 2015

South Oxfordshire retains recycling top spot

South Oxfordshire has retained its position at the top of England’s recycling league table in 2014/15, figures published by Defra confirm today (1 December). The council, which was tipped to come top in’s exclusive survey earlier this year, achieved an overall recycling, composting and reuse rate of ...

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The Trident Park facility will take in waste for Tomorrow's Valley 1 December 2015

Viridor secures two residual waste contracts


Waste management company Viridor has secured two major energy from waste contracts this month to process a combined total of over 130,000 tonnes of residual waste at energy recovery facilities (ERFs). The contracts are for ...

Wood_Stack 1 December 2015

EA proposes stricter wood and WEEE fire regulations


Tighter restrictions on maximum stack sizes for waste wood and separation distances for WEEE piles have been set out in updated Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance by the Environment Agency. Published as part of a three-month...

The new publication looks at the UK waste and recycling sector from 1960-2000 1 December 2015

Seminar explores growth of waste sector since 1960s


Findings from a seminar charting the development of the UK’s waste and recycling sector from 1960 to 2000 have been published, with contributions from a number of well-known figures within the sector. The Development of ...

Mar 2 for bioenergy story - incinerator_flame 1 December 2015

EfW confederation disputes Eunomia emissions report


A pan-European energy from waste association has criticised a report from consultancy Eunomia which looked at United Nations waste data methodology. Eunomia found that the UN approach ‘obscures’ emissions produced by incineration plants ...

Happier days: In 2011 Maxine Sault and Lynne Timms of BCR met the HRH Countess of Wessex at a charity event 30 November 2015

BCR Global Textiles to enter administration


EXCLUSIVE: BCR Global Textiles Ltd, commonly known as Black Country Rags, has ceased trading today after 30 years of operations in the West Midlands. The textile recycling firm, described as a “backbone of the trade”, has ...

(l-r) Jonson Cox, chairman and Nicholas Pollard, chief executive of Cory Environmental 30 November 2015

Cory set for fresh approach with new line-up


Cory Environmental looks set for a shake-up with a new chief executive installed following on from the appointment of a new chairman, Jonson Cox. Mr Cox, current chairman of Ofwat and a former chief executive of Valpak

computers weee 30 November 2015

Councils see decline in tenders for WEEE


Councils have reported that competitive tendering for WEEE from civic amenity sites has reduced since changes were made to laws governing the collection of e-waste. Devon county council is one of a number of authorities who ...

The Wilton 10 biomass plant pictured from UK Wood Recycling’s premises in Middlesbrough 30 November 2015

Hadfield reopens gates to incoming waste wood


Hadfield Wood Recyclers has reopened its gates to customers delivering lower grade waste wood into both its Manchester and Middlesbrough sites, the company confirmed today (November 30). Hadfield’s main site just outside ...

Students at Legh Vale Primary are planning permaculture project 30 November 2015

News in brief (30/11/2015)


With news on: primary pupils spearhead school permaculture garden project; initiative urges businesses to reduce food waste; UKCM launches 'Beef Up Your Bins' campaign, and; report says statistics obscure the role that better waste management can...

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