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Four day week among Christmas service options

The adoption of all-year round four day week-collection services has been highlighted as a way to help ensure that there is reduced distruption to household collections over the Christmas period. But, reflecting the diverse ...

BATTERY RECYCLING

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NEWS ARCHIVE

A fire at Wiser Recycling’s waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing facility on the Caxton Road industrial unit in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, has caused major damage to a buidling on the site. The facility, ...

The proportion of lead acid batteries collected to meet battery recycling targets has fallen, figures for the first half of 2016 published this week (31 August) suggest. However, collections of ‘other’ batteries – such as ...

The WasteCare Group has announced that it has purchased Veolia’s shareholding in BatteryBack plc making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the group. And, BatteryBack has also unveiled plans to grow its battery collection activities in the ...

Business Secretary Sajid Javid and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss have agreed that the Environmental Regulation team will transfer from BIS to Defra, under changes that will come into effect on 1 April. The ...

The volume of lead acid batteries collected by battery compliance schemes in the final months of 2015  declined compared to previous quarters, ahead of a change in rules over which batteries can be classed as ‘portable’.

Changes to the way that manufacturers and recyclers classify portable batteries have been brought into effect which see waste batteries weighing more than 4kg no longer classed as ‘portable’. The introduction of the 4kg ...

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue brought a fire at a WasteCare battery storage building in Elland near Leeds under control in the early hours of this morning (4 December 2015). One fire engine remains on site now (10.30 am) as ...

The cost of collecting and processing waste portable batteries is expected to increase to around £1,400 per tonne from 2016, as a result of changes to the way waste batteries are classified, Defra has claimed. Changes to the way ...

Waste batteries weighing more than 4kg will no longer be classed as ‘portable’ when they are presented for recycling, Defra has confirmed, in a move that could lead to an increase in compliance costs for battery producers. A ...

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