News Friday 28 July 2017
28 July 2017

FCC chosen as preferred bidder for Wychavon contract

FCC Environment have been endorsed as the preferred bidder for Wychavon district council’s waste and recycling collections contract, which had previously looked set to be awarded to Serco. Following its recommendation to award the contract to Serco in February, the authority faced a legal challenge which led to a re-...

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20 July 2017

Birmingham refuse crews to continue industrial action


Birmingham city council’s refuse and recycling workers are to ‘step up’ industrial action in a long-running dispute over proposed changes to working practices. However, in a response today (20 July) the ...

19 July 2017

GD Environmental wins Cardiff HWRCs contract


GD Environmental Services has won a contract to collect and process materials from Cardiff city council’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). The waste management company, which has its head offices in Newport, ...

19 July 2017

Metals recycler sails to remote super-quarry


Metals recycler, S Norton & Co, has travelled to a remote Scottish super quarry to remove over 1,500 tonnes of scrap steel by boat. The Liverpool-based recycler sailed in after the Glensanda Super Quarry’s workshop, ...

19 July 2017

China confirms need to sort mixed papers


China has formally told the World Trade Organisation of its plan to ban certain imports of waste materials from the end of 2017. For the waste and recycling sector this is likely to impact on certain paper exports, textiles, metal...

19 July 2017

MP hails job success at SWEEEP plant


Conservative MP Gordon Henderson has praised the “employment success” of the SWEEEP Kuusakoski waste electrical and electronics equipment plant in Kent, 10 years on from when he opened it in 2007. Mr Henderson, who is MP for ...

18 July 2017

Kerbside sort ‘could pump £150m’ into N. Ireland economy


The Northern Ireland economy could secure £150 million per year if councils adopted recycling services that generated high quality materials for the recycling industry, claims a report published by five recycling companies. ...

18 July 2017

Geminor in RDF deal for Hull energy plant


Norwegian-owned waste fuels specialist, Geminor, has signed an agreement to be one of the future suppliers of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to the Energy Works facility in Hull. The Energy Works energy from waste plant is due to ...

18 July 2017

Appointments round-up (18/07/2017)


With news on: Heald recognised in 35 Women Under 35; Reardon named Max-AI MD; and, Whitham Mills’ new sales manager.

18 July 2017

WRAP finds consumers ‘not using WEEE recycling services’


Fewer than 10% of UK households use household recycling schemes for their unwanted electrical products, according to a report published today (18 July) by WRAP. In ‘Switched on to Value: Powering Business Change’, the ...

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