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Thurrock is now redirecting its recyclables from Tilbury Docks to Canning Town in East London 28 July 2015

Thurrock ‘let down’ as Suez closes Nordic MRF

EXCLUSIVE: Suez Environnement has today (July 28) confirmed the closure of a 100,000 tonnes-per-year capacity MRF in Tilbury Docks, owned by its subsidiary Nordic Recycling. The move has hit Essex-based Thurrock council, a MRF customer which yesterday started redirecting recyclables from Tilbury to Bywaters’ materials ...

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Elmbridge council is due to initiate the contract in June 2017 28 July 2015

Surrey lines up shortlist for £100m collection contract

 

Biffa and Suez Environnement have been confirmed as two of five firms shortlisted to provide refuse and recycling collections on behalf of four councils in Surrey, letsrecycle.com can reveal. FCC Environment is also ...

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Fire destroys East Northants’ recycling fleet

 

A fleet of six recycling and waste collection vehicles used to collect waste on behalf of East Northamptonshire council was destroyed in a fire at contractor Kier’s depot in Chelveston early on Saturday morning (July 25). ...

Protestors marched on Cardiff City Hall to return their new wheeled bins last week 27 July 2015

Cardiff collection overhaul underway

 

Changes to the way refuse is collected in Cardiff come into effect today (July 27), as the city council strives to meet the 58% recycling target set by the Welsh Government. Residents living in ‘bag areas’ of the city will now...

All 788 Argos stores are taking part in the WEEE trade-in scheme 27 July 2015

Argos launches WEEE trade-in scheme

 

National retail giant Argos has today (July 27) announced the launch of a major over-the-counter waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) take-back scheme operating in each of its 788 stores across the UK. The scheme ...

Somerset Waste Partnership is to assess the possibility of four weekly waste collections 27 July 2015

Somerset considers four-weekly refuse collections

 

Householders in Somerset could see their refuse collected just once every four weeks under a further assessment of waste and recycling collections being considered by the Somerset Waste Partnership. The option could build on the...

Businesses are among those who have a legal obligation to deal with their waste responsibly 27 July 2015

Government consults on revised Duty of Care guidance

 

A revised code of practice setting out how anyone managing controlled waste has a ‘Duty of Care’ to deal with it responsibly has been launched for consultation in England and Wales today (July 27). The document provides ...

P&G uses recycled plastics across brands including Lenor, Ariel and Fairy 24 July 2015

P&G to buy rHDPE from UK supplier

 

Global consumer product manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) has confirmed that it is in discussions with a UK recycler over the supply of recycled HDPE for use in the production of detergent bottles. The news comes after P...

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 24 July 2015

Northern Ireland waste growth continues

 

The amount of municipal waste arisings collected by local authorities in Northern Ireland has increased every quarter for the last two years, data published by the Department of Environment indicates. However the figures, which ...

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