LATEST NEWS Tuesday 7 July 2015
British Glass voices "deep concern" over MRF trend 7 July 2015

WRAP reports little change in gate fees in 2014/15

Gate fees for a variety of waste treatment options have remained relatively constant since last year, although most councils are expecting MRF gate fees to increase, an annual survey by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has found. According to WRAP’s eighth annual gate fees report published today (July 7), ...

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Leaflet advertising the return of recycling collections in Torridge 7 July 2015

Commingled switch for Torridge as recycling service re-established

 

Torridge district council in Devon has announced that kerbside dry recycling collections will resume in the borough from next Monday (July 13). But, materials will be collected commingled and sent for sorting in a materials ...

POlice have advised residents to keep doors and windows shut due to smoke (credit: Lincoln School of Film & Media) 7 July 2015

Fire breaks out at Mid UK Recycling’s Grantham plant

 

A large fire involving 400 bales of mixed waste has broken out at Mid UK Recycling’s Barkston Heath facility in Lincolnshire. Firefighters were called to the Ancaster site near Grantham at 01.57 this morning (July 7), where ...

TGM’s refurbished baling press 7 July 2015

Plant and equipment round-up (07/07/2015)

 

With news on: Eriez opening a test centre in Wales; balers for TGM and the Co-Operative Group; the launch of a freestanding walling system; and, safety gloves for LondonWaste   TGM Environmental ...

The street sweepings facility has been built on Grundon's existing Ewelme landfill site 7 July 2015

Trio of local authority waste contracts announced

 

With news on; Grundon awarded contract to treat street sweepings at new Oxfordshire plant; Mid UK wins £2.5m deal to process Lincolnshire recyclables, and; Pearce Recycling named preferred bidder for Staffordshire Moorlands contract &...

RDF baled 6 July 2015

RDF export ‘may become as expensive as landfill’

 

The UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) market is beginning to level off as export routes “become as expensive as English landfills”, according to the findings of an Environment Agency report published today (July 6). The 47-page...

Closed Loop's Dagenham recycling facility 6 July 2015

Euro Closed Loop ‘on brink of closure’

 

Euro Closed Loop Recycling, the new company formed following the collapse of Dagenham-based bottle recycler Closed Loop Recycling, is on the brink of closure, the company’s owners have claimed. The news comes just two months ...

The government is keen to reduce the burden for producers of complying with the Packaging Waste Regulations 6 July 2015

Proposals to cut red tape in PRN system welcomed

 

Proposals to cut red tape in the PRN system have been broadly welcomed by the government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP). Responding to Defra’s recent

Recycling and reuse activities through dismantler yards play an important part in reaching the targets 6 July 2015

ELV recycling rate nears 89%

 

The recycling and recovery rate for end-of-life vehicles edged up 0.8% in 2013 to 88.9% (2012: 88.1%) according to figures being submitted to the European Union by the UK government. With a legal target of 95% reuse/recycling/...

The Environment Agency has backed a statement from SEPA on export contamination 6 July 2015

EA backs SEPA over export contamination

 

The Environment Agency has backed comments by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) suggesting that setting a prescribed contamination limit for green list materials would not be practical. And, the Agency has also ...

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