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Norfolk council approves RDF export contracts

Norfolk councillors have approved contracts that will see up to 160,000 tonnes per year of the county’s waste processed into refuse derived fuel (RDF) and exported to Germany and the Netherlands. [caption id="attachment_107876" ...


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From January 2016 Tendring council will end its black bin bag delivery service 24 November 2015

Tendring to scrap black sack delivery service


Tendring district council has announced it will no longer be delivering free black residual waste sacks to householders in a bid to save more than £150,000 a year. Under plans outlined by the council this week, deliveries of ...

shredder yard uk 23 November 2015

Scrap metal moving despite price pressure


Metal recyclers are seeing prices in ferrous grades still failing to rise significantly from recent lows in value although material is described as “continuing to move”. However, falls in the copper price are adding to ...

From l-r: Zoe Cooke, Hampshire county council waste project officer, Grace Morrice, Patrick Navarro, Hannah Harwood, University of Winchester students, Tony Mapes, volunteer chef 23 November 2015

News in brief 23/11/2015


With news on: Hampshire food waste campaign; employees achieve WAMITAB diploma; plastics recycling animation; Wastecycle partnership with British Gypsum wins award, and; Shanks sends energy pellets from Amsterdam.

Parts of the Farington MBT facility near Preston, are set to be mothballed under the council plans 23 November 2015

Lancashire set to close parts of Global Renewables sites


Lancashire county council is to consider a partial closure of its mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and organic waste treatment plants in Farington and Thornton in a bid to reduce budget costs. Under the proposals, Lancashire ...

Cannock Chase is to send garden waste for open windrow composting from April 2016 23 November 2015

Cannock Chase to make windrow composting switch


Cannock Chase district council has announced the award of a new garden waste processing contract as it seeks to move away from in-vessel composting in a bid to reduce costs. Wolverhampton-based Jack Moody Ltd is to continue ...

Waste management is just one of the issues contributing to a rat problem in Reading 20 November 2015

Reading council seeking to curb ‘massive’ rat problem


Reading borough council is to offer advice to residents on the responsible storage of waste in bins due to what has been described as a ‘massive rat issue’ in areas of the town. However, the council has claimed that the ...

Rory Stewart EIC 19 November 2015

Stewart ‘prioritises’ standardised collections


Resources minister Rory Stewart today (November 19) said standardised recycling collections were his ‘priority’ for the sector, emphasising the need to end the “craziness” of different regimes across England and Wales.

Poplar is one of the main residential areas in the borough of Tower Hamlets 19 November 2015

Tower Hamlets in appeal over recycling contamination


The London borough of Tower Hamlets has launched an appeal to residents over the amount of residual waste being mixed in with recycling, after reporting a ‘significant’ increase in contamination in recycling collections. The ...

Salford 19 November 2015

Salford to consider three-weekly waste switch


Salford could become the latest Greater Manchester district to introduce three weekly refuse collections under plans being considered next week. Salford city council will decide whether to join neighbouring Bury and Rochdale in ...

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