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Biffa will manage 12 HWRCs for Kent county council 12 September 2014

Biffa awarded Kent HWRC contract

Biffa has been awarded a six-year contract to manage 12 household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) and three waste transfer stations on behalf of Kent county council. Estimated to be worth £5 million, the contract starts in November 2014 and includes an option for a six-year extension from 2020. [caption id="...

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(L-R) Suffolk county council leader Mark Bee and Norfolk county council leader George Nobbs 12 September 2014

Defra approves EfW deal between Norfolk and Suffolk

 

Defra has given its approval to a two-year agreement enabling 40,000 tonnes per year of Norfolk’s residual waste to be treated at Suffolk county council’s energy-from-waste facility at Great Blakenham. Announcing Defra’s ...

Hazardous waste should be collected separately for treatment or disposal 12 September 2014

Biffa warns SMEs over hazardous waste fines

 

Biffa is calling for small and medium sized enterprises to adopt a ‘suitable’ collection service for hazardous waste, after a study found 4 million businesses may be disposing the material illegally. The revelation is part of ...

Biffa will manage 12 HWRCs for Kent county council 12 September 2014

Biffa awarded Kent HWRC contract

 

Biffa has been awarded a six-year contract to manage 12 household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) and three waste transfer stations on behalf of Kent county council. Estimated to be worth £5 million, the contract starts in ...

More communication is needed to engage urban residents with recycling, the report claims 11 September 2014

‘Lack of trust’ in city council recycling

 

Urban residents ‘do not trust’ how city councils use revenue generated from recycling their waste, a report officially unveiled in London today (September 11) has suggested. Commissioned by SITA UK, ‘The Ur[Bin] Issue’ - ...

Hadfields said it was 'thrilled' to have secured the Essex contract 11 September 2014

Veolia awards Essex wood contract to Hadfield

 

Veolia has awarded a contract to Hadfield Wood Recyclers to process around 100,000 tonnes of waste wood from Essex county council over the next four years. Hadfield has been working with Veolia in Essex since 2008, but after re-tendering ...

Karmenu Vella - the new EU Environment Commissioner 10 September 2014

‘Surprise’ appointment as Environment Commissioner

 

Maltese politician Karmenu Vella has been chosen as the new European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, in what is seen as a surprise appointment by Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker today (...

The tool offers greater clarity on what quality of material reprocessors will accept 10 September 2014

Resource Association unveils second phase of ReQIP

 

The second phase of an online information tool which addresses the impact of recycling contamination has been unveiled by the Resource Association. ReQIP (the Recycling Quality Information Point), which ...

The amended fire guidance has been submitted for a second round of consultation 10 September 2014

WISH amends fire control guidance

 

Draft guidance detailing what measures waste operators can take to prevent fires has been altered by the Waste Industry Safety & Health (WISH) Forum, following feedback from industry members. The guidance, which applies to waste sites ...

Southend_Cory_signing@large 10 September 2014

Southend decision to drop Cory ‘perverse’

 

A decision to drop Cory Environmental from a list of potential bidders for waste collection services in Southend has been described as ‘perverse’ by the borough council’s opposition leader. Conservative councillor Mark Flewitt hit out...

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