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Airports Commission recommends moving Lakeside EfW

A scheme to construct a third runway at Heathrow Airport – which would require the “removal and replacement” of the Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) plant and surrounding recycling facilities – has been recommended for government ...


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Green team gears up for 500km cycle challenge


VIDEO REPORT: Mayor of London Boris Johnson has offered his backing to some of the capital’s senior figures in the waste and recycling sector, who will be taking part in a gruelling 500km cycling challenge for charity. The newly...

Havant has agreed to push ahead on setting up a joint venture with Norse 1 July 2015

Havant approves Norse joint venture waste plan


Waste and recycling collections in Havant could be shared with Norse, after the Hampshire authority voted to pursue a joint venture with the Norfolk council-owned firm. The proposal, which was approved by Havant borough council’...

Brighton & Hove believes the trials could be one way of boosting the city's recycling rate 30 June 2015

Brighton to consider wheeled bin collection trial


Wheeled bins could be rolled out to 4,500 households in Brighton & Hove from November under plans to improve the city’s flagging recycling rate. Under the city council proposals, the £135,000 trial would assess the impact ...

Councillor Jacqui Beswick, Rochdale's cabinet member for environment 30 June 2015

Rochdale council backs three-weekly residual switch


Rochdale council looks set to follow in the footsteps of its neighbouring local authority Bury in switching to a three weekly collection schedule for residual waste. At a cabinet meeting yesterday (June 29), councillors approved ...

Joined by schoolchildren at the official opening were: (l-r) Dan Ingram, Biowise director ; Lord Haskins; James Landau, Biowise managing director 30 June 2015

Biowise opens £4.5 million IVC near Hull


A state of the art in-vessel composting (IVC) facility developed by recycling company Biowise was officially opened by Lord Haskins yesterday (June 29), at Willerby, near Hull. Over 100 guests joined Lord Haskins and Biowise ...

Board-Peter-Sharpe cover 29 June 2015

Former Shanks director to lead LondonWaste


Former Shanks and Kelda Group director Peter Sharpe has been appointed managing director of LondonWaste Ltd and will take the helm of the North London Waste Authority-owned company from August 3.  Mr Sharpe takes over from ...

Edinburgh council waste vehicles now feature technology to warn drivers when cyclists are nearby 29 June 2015

Edinburgh rolls out cycle-safety kit on waste fleet


City of Edinburgh council has upgraded its waste fleet with cycle safety equipment with a view to preventing collisions between cyclists and lorries. The local authority has integrated Cyclear technology into its vehicles, which ...

Recyclables are currently collected commingled from households 26 June 2015

Carmarthenshire to assess recycling collections


Carmarthenshire council is to carry out a TEEP assessment in order to inform its long term waste strategy as it decides whether to stick with its current commingled recycling collection system. Councillors considered a series of ...

MSP Richard Lochhead 26 June 2015

Scotland to develop ‘more consistent’ recycling approach


Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has unveiled plans to develop a voluntary charter for local authorities to encourage a ‘more consistent’ approach to recycling. The proposal is one of several drawn up by the...

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