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Wrexham to overhaul recycling collection fleet

Wrexham county borough council in North Wales has approved plans to invest in a fleet of new multi-stream ‘resource recovery vehicles’ (RRVs) as it seeks to move towards the Welsh Government’s 70% by 2025 recycling target. ...


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Shanks has suspended operations at one of its 75,000 tonne capacity MBT plants in Cumbria 20 April 2015

Shanks suspends Cumbria MBT operations


Waste and recycling firm Shanks has been forced for a second time to suspend operations at its Barrow-in-Furness mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant in Cumbria – this time in order to improve odour management. The ...

The Gent Fairhead facility would be based at Rivenhall Airfield near Braintree 17 April 2015

Rivenhall plant allowed to source waste outside of Essex


A proposed merchant energy recovery centre in Essex with the capacity to treat more than a million tonnes of materials per year has been granted permission to source solid recovered fuel as well as materials for recycling from outside of the ...

(L-R) Darren Rubin, Headteacher of St Pauls Primary School; Paul Wilson, Community Engagement Manager at Eastend Homes; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Local Green Points; David Barraclough, London Metropolitan University; David Greenfield, Managing Director SOENCS Ltd; Andy Peters, Assistant Project Manager at Urbaser; Mark Piggott, Business Development Manager at Urbaser. Bottom Row: Year 2 Pupils at St Pauls Primary School 16 April 2015

Tower Hamlets recycling rewards pilot launched


A pilot project to reward households in Stockholm House, Tower Hamlets for composting their food waste was launched yesterday (April 15) at St Pauls Primary School – one of four community projects and schools set to benefit from donations ...

An aerial shot of the AmeyCespa recovery park, which is undergoing construction 16 April 2015

AmeyCespa makes progress on Milton Keynes waste facility


AmeyCespa’s waste recovery facility in Milton Keynes designed to handle up to 80,000 tonnes of residual waste per year is beginning to take shape, with the installation of thermal treatment equipment this month. The facility, ...

Nigel Farage launched UKIP's manifesto in Thurrock today 15 April 2015

UKIP targets weekly collections and council budgets


UKIP has put weekly council waste collections firmly in its sights for the May 7 general election, with the policy appearing in its manifesto published today (April 15). The party has previously touted the policy at a local level...

maria eagle cover pic 15 April 2015

Labour’s Eagle slams Coalition’s recycling ‘vacuum’


Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle has criticised the Coalition Government’s record on recycling in England since 2010, claiming that it has created a ‘policy vacuum’ in the sector. Speaking at a Labour ...

In-house bin collections underway in Worcester city council 15 April 2015

Worcestershire to reconsider joint waste service


Proposals to create a joint waste authority across Worcestershire and Herefordshire could be resurrected despite opposition from some district councils. Worcestershire county council will this week (April 16) consider conducting ...

Prime Minister David Cameron 14 April 2015

Conservatives pledge ‘cost effective’ carbon cuts


The Conservative Party has lauded its achievements as part of ‘the greenest government ever’ in its 2015 election manifesto, published today (April 14), and has pledged to cut carbon emissions in the most ‘cost effective’ way.

Awards trophies 14 April 2015

Finalists unveiled for 2015 Awards for Excellence


A shortlist covering individuals, local authorities, the community sector and businesses has been announced for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. The winners will be ...

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