News Saturday 25 March 2017
Gatwick 24 March 2017

DHL and Gatwick open biomass waste plant

Logistics firm DHL has formally opened a £3.8 million biomass burning facility at Gatwick Airport – which it is claimed is the ‘first of its kind in the world’ to treat Category 1 waste from international flights. Catering waste including food and packaging coming into the airport from non-EU flights is classed as ‘...

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22 March 2017

Augean reports growth in revenue during 2016


The specialist waste business Augean Group has announced its financial results for the year ending 2016, reporting a 25% increase in revenue compared to 2015. The company, which has 11 sites across the UK, has reported that total ...

22 March 2017

News in Brief (22/03/2017)


With news on: Tesco launches hotline to tackle food waste; Newcastle Waste Commission meets; fly-tipping at Biffa site, and; Renewi opens on London Stock Exchange.

21 March 2017

Edinburgh looks to flats to further boost reycling rate


Edinburgh city council has announced that enhancing recycling services for residents living in flats is to be a priority over the coming year. The announcement came as the council's Transport and Environment Committee met today (...

21 March 2017

Carmarthenshire recycling centre negotiations fail


Carmarthenshire county council has announced that it is to close one of its five household waste recycling centres at the end of this month after negotiations with the owner of the site broke down. The Llangadog site is owned by ...

21 March 2017

Consultation opens on charging illegal sites landfill tax


A consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of landfill tax in England and Northern Ireland has been officially launched after being announced earlier this month as part of the Spring Budget. The

21 March 2017

Battery causes explosion in waste truck


East Northamptonshire council is pleading with residents to take more care when disposing of batteries following an explosion and fire in the back of a waste collection truck. Collection crews reported an explosion that rocked the...

20 March 2017

Obituary: Tom Clarke, formerly of Interport


The death has been announced of Tom Clarke, former owner of the Interport Paper Company, and a well-known figure within the paper recycling sector. Tom’s son Neil, who is managing director of Cheshire firm RecyclingUK, said that...

20 March 2017

Councils hold ‘crime-scene’ fly-tipping events


A range of local authorities across England today (March 20) are holding ‘crime-scene’ fly-tipping events as part of a Keep Britain Tidy campaign. The campaign, launched today, aims to make the public aware of the need to ...

20 March 2017

Veolia wins permit for Mansfield RDF site


Veolia has been granted an environmental permit to operate a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processing facility near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. Material going into the facility is expected to be exported to the European mainland but...

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