News Thursday 27 April 2017
27 April 2017

John Lewis praises ‘trustworthy’ mattress recycler

Blackburn-based The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) has announced that it recycled 58,000 used mattresses received from retailer John Lewis in 2016. TFRG which is continuing to work with John Lewis this year, said today (27 April) that the 2016 figures meant it had diverted about 1,500 tonnes of waste from landfill. In a ...

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baler 25 April 2017

Mick George invests in Aries baler at St Ives site


Cambridgeshire-based waste management firm Mick George has invested in an Aries 115 Twin Ram Baler at its St. Ives Recycling Centre, near Huntingdon. The company, which provides waste services to the commercial, industrial and ...

fire 25 April 2017

Biffa suffers fire at Cardiff waste transfer station


Waste management and recycling firm Biffa suffered a fire at its Bessemer Close waste transfer station in the Leckwith area of Cardiff, which broke out yesterday afternoon (24 April). Biffa has confirmed that the fire – which ...

Mid UK 24 April 2017

Mid UK supplies waste wood for Sheffield biomass facility


East Midlands-based waste management and recycling firm Mid UK Recycling has delivered its first load of waste-derived biomass wood chip to a £30m energy facility in Sheffield. The company has been handed a ten-year contract to ...

24 April 2017

Kent councils explore joint waste collection contract


Work is underway to explore the establishment of a joint waste collection contract between Tunbridge Wells, Dartford and Tonbridge & Malling councils, which could begin in 2019. The Kent local authorities, which are all a part...

24 April 2017

Kent depot complements Smurfit Kappa mill investment


Smurfit Kappa has recently completed a programme of investment across its national recycling depots which has included the creation of a new depot at its Kent mill in Snodland. The investment at the Kent site came after the ...

24 April 2017

Wastecycle invests £1 million in fleet expansion


Wastecycle has invested £1m in eight new vehicles as it seeks to expand its operations in the East Midlands region. The Nottingham-based waste management company, which processes over 500,000 tonnes of waste per-year, has already...

21 April 2017

The Week in Waste – 21 April 2017


VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on the potential impact of the snap General Election on the waste and resources sector. Also, we report on the finalists for the 2017 Awards for ...

21 April 2017

Joint Waste Solutions to oversee Surrey contract


Four Surrey councils have created a new organisation – Joint Waste Solutions – to deliver a joined-up waste service across the regions, as part of a new contract with Amey which begins in June this year. Amey was awarded the ...

21 April 2017

News in Brief (21/04/2017)


With news on: CIWM visits Beddington ERF; B&M’s prestigious health and safety award; Blue Scotland open day;; ISL awarded WISHNI Ambassador; and, Recycling campaign offers electrical equipment vouchers.

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