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South Oxfordshire set to top recycling in 2014/15

EXCLUSIVE: South Oxfordshire looks set to top the recycling league table in England for a second consecutive year, letsrecycle.com can reveal. Research conducted into the best performing collection authorities in England for 2014/15 found that South Oxfordshire district council has once again come out top – with a ...

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South Oxfordshire success down to organics surge

 

A surge in organic waste recycling across South Oxfordshire and Vale has seen both councils perform strongly in the 2014/15 recycling league tables, Biffa has revealed. In an interview with Tom Goulding of letsrecycle.com

Hadfields has stopped accepting lower grade waste wood at two of its sites 2 September 2015

Wood recycler urges full consultation over EA fire guidance

 

Hadfield Wood Recyclers has criticised the Environment Agency for failing to consult more widely with industry in its “restricted” review process for controversial Fire Prevention Plan guidance. The wood recycling firm has ...

Viridor's plant will process glass packaging for Scotland's burgeoning whisky industry 2 September 2015

Viridor opens £25m glass recycling facility

 

Viridor officially opened its £25 million glass recycling plant in North Lanarkshire yesterday (September 1) - with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on hand to cut the ribbon. The plant, at Newhouse, is capable of ...

Bales of RDF being loaded at Pembroke Dock for export to Sweden on Saturday (August 8) 2 September 2015

Eunomia finds minor emissions gain due to RDF exports

 

The transporting of waste materials for incineration in mainland Europe as RDF is a “very minor contributor” to total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This is one of the findings of a report “RDF Export – analysis of ...

Saferlorry 1 September 2015

Waste industry praises Safer Lorry Scheme

 

Waste industry and fleet operators have welcomed new safety rules rolled out for heavy goods vehicles in London today (September 1). The Safer Lorry Scheme bans all vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes from the capital’s roads if ...

Around 41 million tonnes of WEEE was discarded globally in 2014, according to the UN 1 September 2015

Q2 WEEE performance ‘on target’ BIS indicates

 

Targets set by the Department for Business (BIS) for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for 2015 look likely to be met, provisional figures published today (September 1) suggest. The data, which has...

Veolia will not pursue construction of its New Barnfield EfW 1 September 2015

Veolia scraps Herts EfW plans

 

Veolia is not to challenge the government’s decision to reject construction of its proposed energy from waste plant in Hertfordshire. The 380,000 tonnes-per-year capacity site at New Barnfield was turned down by Communities ...

The bin lorry careered into shoppers on Queen Street last year, killing six people 1 September 2015

‘Insufficient evidence’ for Glasgow crash prosecution

 

Scotland’s Crown Office has outlined the reasoning behind its decision not to prosecute a Glasgow city council RCV driver whose vehicle careered into and killed six people at Christmas. The Crown Office released the details of ...

The tests will help establish guidance to reduce the number of waste fires 1 September 2015

Fire tests to update data from 1970s

 

Large-scale waste fire tests are expected to go ahead this autumn almost a year later than originally planned. Besides helping to assess safer spacing for piles of materials, the live stack burns also aim to establish the ...

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