Legislation Sunday 1 May 2016
Waste at Ward's Hallam Fields site posed a fire risk 22 April 2016

Ward Recycling fined for Derbyshire breaches

Donald Ward Limited, trading as Ward Recycling has been fined £270,000 plus costs for environmental breaches described by the Environment Agency as “serious and persistent”, at two sites in Derbyshire. [caption id="...


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Stockton Borough Council's new bin lorries at the Cowpen Lane Depot in Billingham 22 April 2016

Recycling income warning in Stockton review


Stockton-on-Tees council is to review its kerbside waste collection in a drive to improve the authority’s 26.6% recycling rate. Included in the review will be an assessment of costs and income with scrutiny of potential costs ...

Health and safety large 22 April 2016

WISH seeks more ‘accessible’ health and safety guidance


A more easily-accessible and practical approach to safety guidance at work is the way forward, according to the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum. Safety guidance documents are routinely kept up to date with a review ...

Derby council removed the 'community points' set up to replace recycling collections following an increase in flytipping 20 April 2016

Derby defends decision to remove recycling points


Derby city council has insisted it is “very aware” of its legal obligation to provide a recycling service for residents – despite removing communal facilities from some of its streets. The council replaced fortnightly mixed ...

glass clear 20 April 2016

FEVE calls for mandatory glass separation


The European Container Glass Federation FEVE has called the separate collection of packaging ‘absolutely essential’ in its report on proposals for new waste laws within the EU. In a response this week to the European ...

The Environmental Audit Committee has claimed that the EU has significantly influenced the development of environmental law in the UK 19 April 2016

Brexit ‘risk’ to UK recycling investment


Investment in waste and recycling infrastructure would be put at risk if the UK were to leave the EU, the head of the waste giant Suez has claimed, in response to an MPs’ report on the impact of EU environmental policy on the UK.

The European Commission will outline its working plan for the Eco-Design Directive tomorrow (20 April) 19 April 2016

FEAD calls for ‘leadership’ on eco-design


The trade body representing Europe’s waste management firms has called for ‘leadership’ from the European Commission on eco-design, which it is claimed could be ‘crucial’ to the development of a circular economy. ...

APC residue is the material left over once hazardous pollutants have been removed from the energy from waste process 14 April 2016

Defra urged to set date for APC residue rule change


EXCLUSIVE: Ministers are expected to give a decision next month on when they will scrap rules allowing the landfilling of hazardous waste materials from energy from waste plants. Waste management companies have been allowed to ...

Powerday's Willesden facility 13 April 2016

Powerday to pay £1.2m after EA prosecution


A London waste management and recycling business has been ordered to pay more than £1.2m after pleading guilty to historical waste offences at Harrow Crown Court. Powerday Plc was sentenced for offences relating to two separate ...

Scottish councils can voluntarily sign up to the Household Recycling Charter 12 April 2016

COSLA pleased with recycling charter progress


Scottish local authorities have started to sign up to the Household Recycling Charter, a consistent recycling system for Scotland launched in December 2015. The Charter, a joint initiative by Scottish Government and COSLA Zero ...

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