News Wednesday 28 September 2016
Oxford city council has set out an 'ambitious business growth programme’ 27 September 2016

Councils eye commercial growth in wake of VAT ruling

Local authorities across England are taking steps to secure the future of their commercial waste services – after a private sector attempt to overturn VAT exemptions was quashed this month. Oxford city council and Dorset county council are among the latest authorities to seek to target growth in the commercial waste sector to ...

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waste disposal around communal bins 27 September 2016

Edinburgh trade waste inspection reveals low compliance


An enforcement team set up by Edinburgh council to tackle illegal removal of trade waste has found that only 41% of businesses currently comply with the disposal regulations.   The Waste Compliance Team, which comprises a ...

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Valpak in funding support for MetalMatters


The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that the UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, has become the latest funding partner to join the MetalMatters programme, which aims to boost the capture rates...

Perrys shredding 27 September 2016

Vehicle News in Brief


With news on: Perry's Recycling invest in fourth mobile shredder; safety features for Bournemouth; Thamesdown tracking; and Bristol Waste Company maintenance; Ubico; and Fred Sherwood. Perry's Recycling invests in ...

H&M's sustainability manager Catarina Midby will be among the speakers at next week's conference 27 September 2016

Retailers and recyclers to discuss textile market challenges


With just over a week to go until the National Textiles Recycling Conference 2016, the event promises to deliver a packed programme of industry speakers from global retailers to local authorities. ...

Neales' 'Airknife' separator will increase the production of SRF at its Clayton Hall facility 27 September 2016

Neales to boost SRF production with ‘Airknife’ investment


Neales Waste Management has completed the installation of new processing technology at its facility in Clayton Hall, Lancashire to increase SRF from the site.  The facility processes commercial and municipal waste to extract ...

(l-r) Mark Burrows-Smith and Philip Morton 26 September 2016

Former Viridor director to replace Repic’s Morton


Philip Morton is to retire as the chief executive of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme Repic – with former Viridor operations director Mark Burrows-Smith to step in as his replacement. ...

The AD industry has welcomed DECC's decision to support the latest Carbon Budget target 26 September 2016

AD operator challenges ‘wasted food’ claim


Organics recyclers have backed a major newspaper campaign aimed at increasing the redistribution of edible food waste to charities in London. But, a leading figure in the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry – Agrivert’s ...

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Let the bins do the talking


Technology is a part of our everyday lives with smart software in phones, televisions and even fridges designed to make our lives more efficient. Software firm ISB Smart Solutions has targeted the waste collection industry for the next wave ...

Picture courtesy of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service 26 September 2016

Bridgend waste wood fire ‘extinguished’


A major fire at a waste wood recycling yard in Bridgend has been extinguished around five days after the blaze first broke out, the company running the site has said. Fire crews were called to the site at...

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Are we ready for pay-as-you-throw?

Allan Davies, chief marketing officer for software provider AMCS discusses the merits of pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) systems and whether changes in the economic, technological and social landscape mean that the time is right to start to ...

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