News Sunday 20 August 2017
18 August 2017

Recyclers back councils’ call for changes to tendering rules

Recycling businesses have supported a call from the Local Government Association for sweeping changes to the tendering system for council contracts. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents virtually all councils in England, said this week that simpler rules “regulating how councils buy goods and services after...

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18 August 2017

West Berks to charge for ‘non-household’ materials at HWRCs

 

West Berkshire council is to introduce charges for disposing of some ‘non-household’ materials at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). From ...

17 August 2017

Amey’s Allerton EfW begins waste treatment

 

The Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire has commenced operations, waste firm Amey has announced today (17 August). Amey confirmed that othe first waste was processed through the energy from waste (EfW) facility, near ...

17 August 2017

MRF quality report shows little change in ‘target’ material

 

Data on the quality of material received at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) for the first quarter of 2017 shows that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities has remained relatively static at close to 87%.

17 August 2017

EfW shortage could lead to ‘disaster scenario’, warns Suez

 

Suez has warned that the UK could face a ‘disaster scenario’ in regards to a shortage of waste treatment infrastructure over the next decade, contradicting the recent findings of consultancy firm Eunomia. Yesterday (16 August...

16 August 2017

Birmingham industrial action suspended after ACAS talks

 

Industrial action by refuse collection crews at Birmingham city council has been suspended after talks under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS. The city council and trade union Unite were involved in the talks at ACAS and ...

16 August 2017

Obituary: Peter Dyer, past IWPPA president

 

The death has been announced of a former president of the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (IWPPA), Peter Dyer. Mr Dyer died on Saturday 12 August 2017 at the age of 86. His son, also Peter, recalls that his ...

16 August 2017

EA updates export guidance for range of materials

 

Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

15 August 2017

Eunomia reaffirms residual waste findings

 

Research firm Eunomia has reaffirmed the findings of its 12th Issue Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (RWIR), which found that the UK is heading towards an overcapacity of waste plants. The Bristol-based consultancy ...

15 August 2017

Two battery recycling plants to open by end of year

 

The UK is set to have two battery recycling plants in operation later this year with the announcement that compliance scheme Ecosurety and recycling firm Belmont Trading are partnering on a plant in Scotland. In September a ...

 
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