News Wednesday 4 March 2015
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Lib Dems unveil 70% recycling election pledge

The Liberal Democrats would introduce a recycling target of 70% by 2030 for England if elected in the forthcoming May general election. The pledge has been included as part of the Party’s Zero Waste Bill – promising to crack down on operators who fly tip on ‘an industrial scale’ to evade tax. Under the proposals, ...

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Food for thought


Philip Simpson, commercial director at organic waste reprocessing firm ReFood offers his view on the London Assembly Environment Committee's Bag it or bin it? report, published last month, calling for more separately collected food waste ...

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Collection crews sought for Excellence Awards


Businesses, councils and charities are being encouraged to submit entries to the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management run by the deadline for submissions fast approaching. Entrants have ...

Fife is to trial four-weekly waste collections later this year 4 March 2015

Fife to trial four-weekly collections


Fife council is to undertake a 12-month trial of both three-weekly and four-weekly waste residual waste collections for up to 4,000 households with a view to boosting recycling rates and saving up to £900,000 a year in disposal costs.

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BIS outlines WEEE target plans for 2015


Compliance schemes have been told how targets for each of the categories of WEEE are likely to be calculated in 2015, days after the government’s announcement that 2014 collection targets have been met. Proposals distributed to ...

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Work starts on Allerton Park EfW facility


Construction work has this week (March 2) started on North Yorkshire and York councils’ long delayed Allerton Park energy-from-waste (EfW) facility near Knaresborough. The facility will have the capacity to process around 320,...

HSE inspectors visited the site at Carmarthen in South Wales 3 March 2015

Waste firm fined for safety failings in South Wales


A Sheffield-based waste firm has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs following a number of health and safety breaches at its recycling site in Carmarthen, South Wales. Mekatek Ltd, which was sentenced at ...

The report charts the progress of frontline waste services in Yorkshire and Humber 3 March 2015

Yorks and Humber ‘saving £18m per year’ in waste efficiencies


Local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are saving over £18 million a year through innovative waste management practices, according to a review of waste management efficiencies in the region. Publishes last week, the ‘...

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Dorset Waste Partnership director suspended


Director of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) Steve Burdis has been ‘temporarily suspended’ while the county council investigates the body’s £2.76 million overspend. Mr Burdis, who previously served as head of waste ...

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Malone moves up to run DS Smith Recycling


Long-serving DS Smith Recycling chief executive, Peter McGuinness, it to move up within the DS Smith Group to become its director of sustainability on March 17. At the same time a number of other management changes will take place...

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