Legislation Tuesday 25 April 2017
18 April 2017

Recycling policies face General Election delay

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will have a General Election on 8 June has cast short-term uncertainty over a number of policy measures such but could mean more certainty over existing EU-linked legislation.


With the latest news and past articles about legislation covering the recycling and waste management sector, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


Horsham 12 April 2017

West Sussex council suspends HWRC charge


West Sussex county council has suspended charges for the deposit of some ‘non-household’ waste items at its 11 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). The move came after the government pledged to review guidance around ...

Scunthorpe 10 April 2017

Director jailed over Scunthorpe waste site operations


The 45-year-old director of a Scunthorpe waste management business has been handed a six-month prison sentence over the illegal storage of waste at a site in 2014 following an Environment Agency prosecution. Nessa Anne Thompson, ...

31 March 2017

‘Clearer’ landfill tax regime expected in summer 2017


Landfill tax rates are due to rise from tomorrow (1 April) – but proposed law changes aimed at giving greater clarity over which materials are exempt from the tax are expected later in the year. From tomorrow, the standard rate ...

30 March 2017

EU environmental laws will apply post-Brexit


Government ministers today (30 March) confirmed that the ‘whole body’ of existing environmental laws derived from EU legislation will be safeguarded in UK law prior to Brexit. Confirmation came in the Department for Exiting ...

23 March 2017

Drainage change secures asbestos landfill for Mick George


Cambridgeshire-based waste management firm Mick George Ltd has secured approval for an increase in annual throughput at its landfill near Ely, from 50,000 tonnes to 200,000 tonnes per annum. The approval comes after the ...

21 March 2017

Consultation opens on charging illegal sites landfill tax


A consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of landfill tax in England and Northern Ireland has been officially launched after being announced earlier this month as part of the Spring Budget. The

16 March 2017

‘Room for improvement’ in EU recycling definition


The body representing Europe’s recycling businesses has said there is ‘room for improvement’ in the methodology for measuring recycling rates backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday. MEPs voted to support amendments to ...

14 March 2017

MEPs vote in favour of Circular Economy package revisions


MEPs have voted to increase the proposed recycling target as set out under the EU’s Circular Economy package to 70% by 2030, following a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (14 March). The vote came in response ...

13 March 2017

Welsh Government minister disputes landfill tax changes


Imminent changes to the UK landfill tax system have been branded ‘unhelpful’ by a Welsh Government minister, as Wales prepares to set its own rates and rules from April 2018. And, Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance ...

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