Councils Saturday 25 April 2015
The Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences took a tour of the technology at Biffa’s West Sussex MBT facility in 2013 24 April 2015

West Sussex to assess future of Biffa MBT facility

EXCLUSIVE: West Sussex county council is due to consult on the future of its 25-year waste treatment contract with Biffa, following continued delays to the opening of the Brockhurst Wood mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant.


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Recycling rates in Northern Ireland fell in the September to December 2014 quarter compared to the previous year 24 April 2015

Northern Ireland data shows recycling drop off


Councils in Northern Ireland witnessed a quarter on quarter decline in the amount of waste recycled at the end of 2014, interim data published by the Department of the Environment yesterday (April 24) reveals. Figures published ...

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TEEP campaigner gears up for council election battle


An environmental campaigner who has led the legal challenge against the government’s stance on commingling is preparing a bid to enter political office as a candidate in forthcoming council elections. Andy Moore, the former ...

Residents on the English Riviera will now be able to collect recycling rewards 22 April 2015

Contract news round-up (22/04/15)


With news on; Local Green Points in Torbay; FCC wins Torfaen HWRC contract, and; North Lincs £25m municipal waste deal   Local Green Points awarded Torbay contract Local ...

Swansea has placed a three bag per household limit on the amount of residual waste generated by householders 22 April 2015

Swansea’s black bag limit sees residual waste fall


The amount of residual waste collected for disposal from households in Swansea has fallen by over 25% in the 12 months since city council introduced a limit on the number of waste bags available to householders, it has been claimed.

Elmbridge is expected to be the first council to enter into the joint contract, in June 2017 21 April 2015

Surrey councils seek joint £100m collection contract


Four local authorities in Surrey have decided to procure a joint waste collection and street cleansing contract in a deal valued at over £100 million, can reveal. Elmbridge borough council, Mole Valley ...

Scotland's Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead (centre) with staff at Asda in Elgin 21 April 2015

News in brief (21/04/15)


With news on: Biffa WEEE collections; Scottish bag levy progress; CK Melrose investment, and; Grundon & Carbon8 tanker. (more…)

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 ...

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