LATEST NEWS Wednesday 28 January 2015
Councillors are to discuss plans to increase the amount businesses are charged to have their waste collected 28 January 2015

Blaenau Gwent to consider 2.5% commercial waste fee rise

Blaenau Gwent council in South Wales has put forward plans to increase the amount it charges local businesses to collect and dispose of their commercial waste, due to the increasing cost of treating the material. The council’s executive will meet today (January 28) to discuss the proposal to increase the collection cost to ...

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FCC Environment lorry 28 January 2015

Waste services ‘undervalued’, FCC claims


FCC has called for the waste management industry to become ‘more vocal’ about its work, after publishing a report claiming the environmental and social benefits of the sector are undervalued by the public. The report, produced...

Barry Dennis is to help provide strategic direction for the i2i RWM event 28 January 2015

Appointments – with Dennis to chair RWM


With news on Barry Dennis chairing RWM, a success for a university graduate at CK Polymers, a new managing director at MOBA in the UK and changes at the Green Investment Bank. Ex-ESA chief to help shape ...

Caparo Fairbright, supplier of baling wires, has launched a new website 28 January 2015

Baler news round-up


With news on baler installations and other developments involving Jarshire, Harris, IPS, Ken Mills, Cumbria Waste Services and Caparo Fairbright Jarshire to distribute Harris and IPS balers

Viridor will handle waste and recyclables from 60 NHS sites in Devon 28 January 2015

Viridor secures NHS waste contract in Devon


Viridor has secured a five-year contract to process and treat waste and recycling on behalf of three NHS Trusts in Devon. The contract covers 60 NHS sites across the county, including Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS ...

David Adams, Managing Director,707 small 28 January 2015

Food waste: an open goal for politicians


With less than 100 days to go until the 2015 General Election, David Adams, director of the waste management and recycling broker 707 discusses the current political debate around food waste.

Eric Pickles travelled to Romford to praise the recycling rewards scheme 27 January 2015

News in brief


With news on; Pickles visits Havering; JWS wins Trafford Centre contract; FM1 nears completion; Probio Energy signs RDF deal; VEKA Recycling expands Midlands facility, and; over 2,000 businesses sign up to edoc  

BIS is to announce its chosen methodology for calculating a compliance fee next week 27 January 2015

BIS confirms it will set compliance fee


BIS has today (January 27) confirmed to WEEE compliance schemes that it will be pressing ahead with its plans to introduce a compliance fee, and will reveal next week how the fee will be calculated. The announcement, from the ...

Industrial action is part of an ongoing dispute between Brighton & Hove council and GMB, which saw strikes in 2013 and 2014 27 January 2015

GMB acts over waste worker pay disputes


Refuse collection vehicle drivers in Brighton & Hove have resumed industrial action after talks between the council and the GMB trade union broke down again this month. This is one of two pay-related actions which could hit ...

The changes will see collection crews cease handling recycling boxes manually at the kerbside 27 January 2015

Kingston to make fortnightly recycling switch from 2016


Kington upon Thames council is to switch to a fortnightly household dry recycling collection service from 2016 in a bid to save around £4.2 million in service costs over the next seven years. The decision comes as part of a ...

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With some polls indicating it is on course to win 10% of the vote at the May general election, it seems the Green Party has never been so popular. While the surge in support may be a backlash towards the policies of others – the...


The news this week that oil prices have continued to tumble has offered some cheer for motorists and businesses alike, with petrol prices edging towards the £1 per litre mark – the lowest they have been in five years. But, ...


In 12 months’ time, the outlook for the then coming year may be a little clearer. One thing is for certain, 2015 opens with a whole host of uncertainties, from ...