LATEST NEWS Friday 27 February 2015
Defra is seeking enhanced powers for regulators to tackle waste crime 26 February 2015

Views sought on enhanced waste crime powers

An 11-week consultation on the government’s proposals to enhance regulators’ ability to tackle waste crime and poor performing waste sites in England and Wales has today (February 26) been launched by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The proposals will see regulators given enhanced powers ...

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Close up artist impression of the K3 CHP facility - October 2014 26 February 2015

Wheelabrator EfW wins ‘contract for difference’ in DECC auction

 

Wheelabrator Technologies’ proposed energy from waste facility in Kent has been awarded a ‘contract for difference’ by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) today (February 26). It is one of ...

One of the two paper machines inside the Aylesford mill 25 February 2015

Councils face newspaper price crash

 

Local authorities and contractors across England and Wales were today assessing the impact of the closure of the Aylesford Newsprint mill in Kent. They are facing challenges on the pricing front as well as actually moving used newspapers and ...

The WEEE sector is digesting the final collection figures for 2014 26 February 2015

Mixed views over 2014 WEEE performance

 

Responses to yesterday’s announcement by business minister Matthew Hancock that the UK has met its WEEE collection target in 2014 have been mixed, with some questioning the financial benefits of new WEEE regulations. Mr Hancock ...

The Defra Stategy paints an optimistic picture of growth in the AD sector 26 February 2015

AD capacity to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017

 

The number of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK has almost doubled in four years with capacity due to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017, a report published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has revealed.

Avonmouth - copyright Bristol Port Authority 26 February 2015

Agency satisfied Avonmouth dust levels are safe

 

Dust levels at Avonmouth docks near Bristol do not pose a risk to public health, the Environment Agency has concluded, after carrying out air quality monitoring close to premises operated by metal recycler Sims Metal Management and waste wood...

The incident occurred close to Glasgow's Queen Street station on December 22. Picture credit: Adam Shaw 26 February 2015

No criminal charges over Glasgow RCV crash

 

No charges have been brought against Glasgow city council or the driver of a waste collection vehicle which crashed in Glasgow before Christmas, killing six. Yesterday (February 25) Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator ...

BIS has revealed that WEEE collection targets for 2014 have been met 25 February 2015

BIS minister hails first year of new WEEE regime

 

A government minister has hailed the first year of compliance under the revised WEEE regulations as a success, claiming that changes to legislation have saved electronics producers close to £20 million. The comments come ...

Grant Keenan welcomed the councils' decision to reward the contract to the firm 25 February 2015

Keenan Recycling awarded £2.7m Moray contract

 

Scottish firm Keenan Recycling has been awarded a five-year contract to treat mixed organic waste on behalf of Moray council. The Aberdeenshire-based company will treat around 12,000 tonnes of municipal food and green waste each ...

Waste services provider Yorwaste is wholly owned by York city council and North Yorkshire county council 25 February 2015

York to decide on Teckal status for waste services

 

A council-owned company in York could be awarded waste contracts without undergoing a competitive procurement process, if approved by the city council at a meeting next week. Yorwaste Ltd, which is owned by North Yorkshire and ...

 

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