News Saturday 10 October 2015
North Lanarkshire council's offices in Motherwell - the authority has lead responsibility for the Clyde Valley project 9 October 2015

Viridor set for £700m Clyde Valley project

Viridor has been announced as preferred bidder for the £700 million Clyde Valley Residual Waste project in Scotland. The project aims to secure a long term solution for treatment and disposal of residual waste in light of landfill restrictions which come into force in Scotland in 2020  under The Waste (Scotland) Regulations ...

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Environment Agency Inspectors identifying the waste at Bowbridge Road site in Newark 9 October 2015

Agencies to be given enhanced waste crime powers


New legislation is to be introduced to hand the Environment Agency greater powers to tackle waste site operators who have breached the terms of their environmental permits, the government has announced today (October 9). ...

The grant forms part of the Welsh Government's £22 million funding for environmental organisations 9 October 2015

Wales’ recycling rate passes 56%


Councils in Wales achieved a combined recycling rate of 56.2% in 2014/15, figures published by the Welsh Government yesterday (October 8) suggest. This represents an increase of 1.9%, compared to the previous year, and cements ...

Paul Cox, managing director of Reconomy, which has acquired Network Waste. 8 October 2015

Reconomy buys up Network Waste


Reconomy, a provider of outsourced waste management services, has today (October 8) confirmed the purchase of Just Hire UK Ltd, trading as Network Waste. The acquisition, the second for Reconomy this year, follows the purchase of ...

BIR paper division president, Ranjit Baxhi 8 October 2015

BIR paper president highlights market ‘bright spots’


Markets for waste or ‘recovered’ paper continue to show some stability against a background of generally weak commodities. Confirmation that relatively low stock levels in the sector have been a factor in the ...

Halton launched the recycling rewards scheme in 2009 8 October 2015

Pioneering recycling rewards scheme axed


Halton council – which was among the pioneers of a recycling rewards scheme in England – is to stop offering incentives to residents for recycling, blaming a cut in its funding from central government. The Merseyside borough ...

A joint contract for the recycling of glass is expected to go live in July 2016 8 October 2015

Scottish councils seeking joint glass contracts


The Scottish Government’s Materials Brokerage Service - a joint platform for local authorities to market and trade recyclable materials – is underway, with an initial joint contract for the sale of glass going out to market. ...

MSP Richard Lochhead 7 October 2015

Scotland to set food waste reduction target


Scotland is to introduce a formal target for the reduction of food waste, the Scottish Government’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced. The minister announced the proposal at the Scottish Resources Conference ...

Manchester Central - the location for the 2015 Conservative Party Conference 7 October 2015

Consistent messages


It is two years since last attended the Conservative Party conference, and the difference in mood between 2013 and 2015 was palpable. Coalition tensions, policy uncertainty and the threat of a loss of ...

Householders in Colchester currently have their recyclables collected via separate containers, but the council has indicated it may consider a change in policy 7 October 2015

Colchester to vote on waste strategy review


Colchester council will next week decide whether to review its current waste strategy in favour of an “alternative” direction for services in the borough. And, if approved, the appraisal looks likely to examine whether ...

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