News Thursday 25 May 2017
25 May 2017

Renewi targets improvement in UK PFI contracts

European waste business Renewi plc has targeted operational improvements across its portfolio of UK PFI contracts, after the company reported continued challenges in its municipal division in financial results published today (25 May). Renewi – which was formed this year following a merger between UK waste business Shanks and ...

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25 May 2017

Welsh recycling and composting rate hit 63% in 2016


Provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today (25 May), suggest that the country has achieved a 63% recycling and composting rate in 2016. This compares with the 59% rate recorded for the same period the previous year...

25 May 2017

North London ERF expected to be operational in 2025


Video Report: Peter Sharpe, managing director of LondonWaste Ltd, has spoken to about the future of the Edmonton EcoPark site in North London, which is due to undergo a major revamp. The Edmonton site has ...

25 May 2017

Alupro reports ‘milestone’ for aluminium can recycling


The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), has reported that aluminium drink can recycling in the UK reached a ‘milestone’ 70% recycling rate in 2016. According to the organisation data taken from the Environment...

24 May 2017

North Devon to trial three-weekly waste collection


North Devon council has announced changes to its waste collection service starting next month (5 June), which will include a trial of a three-weekly service for residual waste. The council is to switch from a fortnightly to a ...

24 May 2017

LSS invests in Liebherr loaders and telehandler


Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has completed a £400,000 investment in two Liebherr 550 loading shovels and a Liebherr TL441-7 telehandler to handle an increase in tonnages at its Cross Green facility. The new ...

24 May 2017

Man injured after G&P Batteries fire


A 26-year-old man has been treated in hospital for minor injuries following a fire at G&P Batteries’ Darlaston recycling facility in the West Midlands yesterday afternoon (23 May), emergency services have confirmed. The ...

24 May 2017

Hazardous waste export market ‘set for growth’


Totus Environmental’s commercial director for hazardous waste, Phil Thomas, discusses the export opportunity for UK waste management companies in the market. The disposal of hazardous waste within the UK via Incineration is ...

24 May 2017

Viridor reports recycling earnings boost


Pennon Group – the parent company of waste and resources firm Viridor – has reported an ‘improvement’ in earnings of around £9.6 million from its recycling operations in 2016/17. In its full year financial report, ...

Viridor vehicle 23 May 2017

Viridor faces prosecution over 2015 driver fatality


The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is prosecuting waste management firm Viridor, over an incident that led to the death of a skiploader driver in Plymouth in June 2015. The driver, Lee Jane, died following the incident at ...

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