Councils Sunday 25 September 2016
The ESA has said it will support further action to overturn VAT exemptions for councils collecting commercial waste 22 September 2016

ESA backs further action in VAT exemption case

Any further action to overturn VAT exemptions for councils that provide trade waste collections will receive the full backing of the Environmental Services Association (ESA). This was the message from the waste industry trade body...


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The Suez Severnside EfW plant which is now taking waste by rail from the West London Waste Authority area 23 September 2016

West London MD joins from contractor Suez


EXCLUSIVE: The West London Waste Authority meets today (23 September) for the first time with a new managing director, Emma Beal, who has joined from the authority’s contractor, Suez. At the authority meeting at Harrow ...

beadle-resize 22 September 2016

NLWA’s David Beadle to retire


The managing director of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA), David Beadle, has announced his intention to retire from the organisation at the end of the year. Mr Beadle was brought into the NLWA in 2009, joining from Norfolk...

An aerial view of West Berkshire's Padworth HWRC which is located at Veolia's Integrated Waste Management Facility 22 September 2016

Councils in discussion over cross-boundary HWRC permits


West Berkshire and Hampshire councils are ‘close’ to reaching an agreement that could allow some residents to use household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) across local authority boundaries. Discussions have taken place ahead ...

The AmeyCespa Waterbeach facility, which houses MBT, MRF and IVC plants 22 September 2016

Cambridgeshire to review 27-year PFI waste deal


Cambridgeshire county council is to review its 27-year PFI contract with Amey - in a move which could see it stop sending waste to the Waterbeach mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility. At a meeting of the council’s ...

Waste4Fuel (4) 21 September 2016

Veolia to begin Waste4fuel site clearance


The London borough of Bromley has successfully completed the acquisition of the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington, allowing waste firm Veolia to begin removal of a ‘waste mountain’ left on the site. The deal comes after ...

Councils are exempt from paying VAT on trade waste collections as part of an HMRC 2011 ruling 21 September 2016

Judge rules in favour of councils on VAT exemptions


A legal challenge to overturn VAT exemptions for councils in England who provide trade waste collections was dismissed by a High Court Judge on Monday (19 September). The ruling this week follows a judicial review, heard as an ...

slough-red-bins 21 September 2016

Slough votes to bring waste in-house after Amey contract


Household waste and recycling collections in Slough will be brought in-house from December 2017, when the borough council’s current 15-year contract with Amey is due to expire. Councillors voted to bring Slough borough council...

Cae Post has carried out collections of recyclable materials in Powys since 2002 21 September 2016

Powys to end 15-year link with recycling social enterprise


Powys council in central Wales is to end its contract for the collection and processing of recyclables with social enterprise Cae Post, from April 2017. The council has instead opted to take the work in-house, after claiming that...

Scotland is to introduce changes to its landfill tax regime from October 2016 20 September 2016

Scotland’s recycling rate grows but target still distant


Scotland’s local authorities recycled and composted a total of 44.3% of household waste collected in 2015, official figures ...

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