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South Oxfordshire has retained its spot at the top of the recycling league table 1 December 2015

South Oxfordshire retains recycling top spot

South Oxfordshire has retained its position at the top of England’s recycling league table in 2014/15, figures published by Defra confirm today (1 December). The council, which was tipped to come top in’s


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The Trident Park facility will take in waste for Tomorrow's Valley 1 December 2015

Viridor secures two residual waste contracts


Waste management company Viridor has secured two major energy from waste contracts this month to process a combined total of over 130,000 tonnes of residual waste at energy recovery facilities (ERFs). The contracts are for ...

Happier days: In 2011 Maxine Sault and Lynne Timms of BCR met the HRH Countess of Wessex at a charity event 30 November 2015

BCR Global Textiles to enter administration


EXCLUSIVE: BCR Global Textiles Ltd, commonly known as Black Country Rags, has ceased trading today after 30 years of operations in the West Midlands. The textile recycling firm, described as a “backbone of the trade”, has ...

Viridor's new ERFs are contributing to Pennon Group's performance 27 November 2015

Pennon reports strong Viridor earnings


Viridor’s parent company, Pennon Group, released its half year results to 30 September 2015 today (27 November). They show that the group delivered a strong earnings performance helped by Viridor’s energy recovery facilities (ERFs).

Surrey will charge users for disposing of large amounts of household waste 27 November 2015

Surrey to reduce HWRC hours to save £1.8m


Surrey county council has announced that it is to reduce the operating hours at its household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in a bid to save £1.8 million in costs per year. Plans to change the service, which include closing...

Paul Vanston a 26 November 2015

Vanston to leave Kent for Cambridgeshire council pair


The manager of the Kent Resource Partnership, Paul Vanston, is to leave the organisation in 2016 to become head of waste resources for a pair of councils in Cambridgeshire. In mid-February, Mr Vanston will start work in his ...

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 26 November 2015

Northern Ireland falls short of 45% recycling target


Northern Ireland has missed its target to recycle or compost 45% of its household waste by the end of March 2015, figures published today by the Department for Environment indicate. The revelation comes amongst the findings of the...

Salford 26 November 2015

Salford approves three weekly collections trials


Plans to trial three weekly collections in parts of Salford will go ahead next year after the city council approved the scheme this week. The pilot, which will see residual waste collected once every three weeks, will be rolled ...

LARAC has criticised the level of cuts inflicted on authorities in yesterday's spending review 26 November 2015

LARAC questions government ‘commitment’ to 50% recycling


Council recycling officers have questioned the government’s commitment to meeting the 50% recycling target by 2020 – after local authority funding was more than halved in the latest round of spending cuts. The measures, ...

Biffa continues its contract with Enfield council 25 November 2015

Biffa signs five year contract with Enfield council


Biffa has been awarded a five year contract to continue providing dry mixed recycling and organic waste treatment services to the London borough of Enfield, the waste management firm announced today (25 November). The ...

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