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Collections across the four boroughs will mirror those in Kingston, which is already contracted to Veolia 27 May 2016

Veolia named preferred bidder for South London contract

Veolia has been named the recommended preferred bidder for a major waste and recycling collection contract spanning four South London boroughs. The waste and resources business is first choice to deliver the contract, which has been tendered by the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) and covers the London boroughs of Croydon, ...

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The Week in Waste – 27 May 2016


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, sponsored by Biffa, we report on the latest in the waste industry...

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Equipment news round-up (27/05/2016)


With news on: Bobcat launches excavator; Whitham Mills to install JD Sports' system; Sesotec unveils sorting system; ZenRobotics announces 'trainable' recycling robot, and; Mick George selects AMCS  

Tony Leigh Shepherd operated an illegal waste site at Hackworth Industrial Estate, pictured, between 2010 and 2011 27 May 2016

Operator jailed for failing to repay waste crime proceeds


A Darlington man has been jailed for three years after failing to pay back the proceeds he gained through illegal waste activities. Tony Leigh Shepherd, of Winston, was ordered to pay back £350,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act...

WRAP has claimed that MRF gate fees have risen in 2016 26 May 2016

WRAP: Fewer councils receiving income from recycling


Materials recycling facility (MRF) gate fees have risen in response to falling commodities prices with fewer councils receiving an income for recyclable materials, a report published by WRAP today (26 May) has suggested. And, the ...

Image of the Marlow Farm site taken by Environment Agency officers 26 May 2016

Fines top £25,000 for illegal waste wood burning


Employees of an Ashford-based waste business have been fined a total of £25,419 for the illegal deposit and burning of waste wood at a site in Kent in 2012. Richard Monks, a director of Greenbox Recycling Kent Limited, was fined...

Tristram Stewart said he felt "real culpability" for the Food Waste Bill's failure 26 May 2016

‘War on Waste’ adviser decries failure of Food Waste Bill


Environmental campaigner Tristram Stuart has spoken of his regret that too little has been done to raise awareness of Defra shadow minister Kerry McCarthy’s Food Waste (Reduction) Bill. Mr Stuart – who served as chief adviser ...

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Council officers fight back over industry reports


Local authority recycling officers have delivered a stinging rebuke to two reports which they claim paint an ‘unrealistic’ picture over costs for food waste collection and efficiency levels in council services. Andrew Bird, ...

RDF export figures for early 2016 suggest the market is continuing to grow 25 May 2016

Eunomia assesses European residual waste demand


Waste consultancy Eunomia has predicted that Northern Europe will have around 14 million tonnes of surplus residual waste treatment capacity by 2030 – if all of the energy recovery facilities currently in development come online.

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Referendum a ‘red herring’, warns FCC Environment


FCC Environment today (25 May) called for government and the waste and resources sector to look beyond the EU referendum and instead focus on the need for consistency and strategic direction. Kristian Dales, FCC Environment’s ...

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News last week that Air Products is to exit the energy from waste sector has come as little surprise to many in the waste industry. “It was inevitable,” tweeted Jarno Stet, waste services manager at Westminster city council...


The latest set of recycling figures shouldn't prompt a panic but they certainly merit a scrutiny of current strategies and approaches. Over the years there have been variations in the amount of green waste collected and this has ...

25 November 2015

Sweetening the pill

The Chancellor’s announcement today that Defra will be spared some of the heavy cuts envisaged over the next five years will cause many in the waste industry to breathe a sigh of relief.