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South Oxfordshire set to top recycling in 2014/15

EXCLUSIVE: South Oxfordshire looks set to top the recycling league table in England for a second consecutive year, can reveal. Research conducted into the best performing collection authorities in England ...


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Bales of RDF being loaded at Pembroke Dock for export to Sweden on Saturday (August 8) 2 September 2015

Eunomia finds minor emissions gain due to RDF exports


The transporting of waste materials for incineration in mainland Europe as RDF is a “very minor contributor” to total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is one of the findings of a report “RDF Export – analysis of ...

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South Oxfordshire success down to organics surge


A surge in organic waste recycling across South Oxfordshire and Vale has seen both councils perform strongly in the 2014/15 recycling league tables, Biffa has revealed. In an interview with Tom Goulding of

Veolia will not pursue construction of its New Barnfield EfW 1 September 2015

Veolia scraps Herts EfW plans


Veolia is not to challenge the government’s decision to reject construction of its proposed energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The 380,000 tonnes-per-year capacity site at New Barnfield was turned down by Communities ...

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WRAP encouraged by Recycle Now progress


Response to the re-launched Recycle Now communications campaign has been encouraging, WRAP director Marcus Gover has told The iconic recycling communications campaign was re-launched during Recycle Week ...

Pay as you throw 26 August 2015

WRAP defends refuse bin capacity study


WRAP has defended a study published last month which suggested that lower recycling rates are linked with higher residual bin capacity. The report, which analysed UK recycling performance and waste arisings for 2012/14, assessed ...

Residents on the picturesque Isle of Wight could receive residual waste bins 26 August 2015

Isle of Wight residents to get residual waste bins


Residents on the Isle of Wight are to receive wheeled bins for their refuse as Amey looks set to commence its 25-year waste collection and treatment contract from November. Councillors voted to award the contract to Amey last ...

Viridor's Crayford MRF, where Lewisham's commingled recyclables are currently sorted 24 August 2015

Lewisham asks for views on potential TEEP switch


The London borough of Lewisham has asked for views from residents on potential changes to kerbside waste and recycling collections – and has left the door open to a possible switch from a commingled to a source separate system. ...

Provisional data shows recycling in Wales increased 2% in 2014/15 20 August 2015

Welsh recycling soars despite call for fines


Local authorities in Wales achieved an overall recycling rate of 56% in 2014/15, provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today (August 20) indicate. The record performance comes in the wake of calls from the Welsh ...

Michael Holder interviews Tom Beagan 20 August 2015

Surrey street leaves pose ‘low risk to health’ in compost


EXCLUSIVE: The use of Surrey’s street-swept leaves in composting poses only a ‘low risk to human health’ if the material is first screened and routinely monitored, a ‘very large’ study carried out by the county council has concluded...

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