Organics Saturday 28 November 2015
Green waste sacks on Birmingham's streets following the introduction of the charge 12 November 2015

Birmingham sees garden waste subscriptions rise

Birmingham city council has reported a steady rise in garden waste service subscriptions as well as a boost in dry recyclables collected at the kerbside.


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Parts of the Farington MBT facility near Preston, are set to be mothballed under the council plans 23 November 2015

Lancashire set to close parts of Global Renewables sites


Lancashire county council is to consider a partial closure of its mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and organic waste treatment plants in Farington and Thornton in a bid to reduce budget costs. Under the proposals, Lancashire ...

Cannock Chase is to send garden waste for open windrow composting from April 2016 23 November 2015

Cannock Chase to make windrow composting switch


Cannock Chase district council has announced the award of a new garden waste processing contract as it seeks to move away from in-vessel composting in a bid to reduce costs. Wolverhampton-based Jack Moody Ltd is to continue ...

The Chancellor brought a degree of protection to renewable energy investment 18 November 2015

Rudd policy blow to AD sector


Energy Secretary Amber Rudd today hinted at further de-escalation of renewable subsidies in what could be seen as another blow to the UK’s beleaguered anaerobic digestion (AD) sector. AD operators are already braced for reforms ...

Leeds Town Hall 13 November 2015

Leeds recycling service ‘inhibited’ by funding cuts


Plans to expand food waste and glass recycling services in Leeds have been “inhibited” by financial pressures and central government funding cuts, city council documents reveal. A council report highlights concern about a...

Tidy Planet successfully install two systems 12 November 2015

News in brief 12/11/2015


With news on: Oxford's Blue Bin Recycling league; Biffa receives PAS 110 certification; Frome council bid to slash food waste; Amey signs deal with MWH, and; Tidy Planet installs two 'Dragon' systems.

ReFood's AD facility in Doncaster has undergone a £6m expansion and now processes up to 160,000 tonnes of food waste each year 11 November 2015

AD sector supports food waste redistribution


Representatives of the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry have backed campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s call for more edible food waste to be distributed to charities, despite some perceived criticism of the sector by the presenter.

Ayrshire councils and MetalMatters launched a joint campaign in August 9 November 2015

News in brief (09/11/2015)


With news on: Isle of Wight AD deal; Viridor sponsors football team; MetalMatters milestone; Christmas jumper campaign. (more&...

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REA petition calls for ‘mandatory’ food waste collections


A petition to introduce mandatory separate collections of food waste across England has been launched by the Renewable Energy Association (REA). The organisation, which includes the Organics Recycling Group, represents anaerobic ...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes undercover as an operative in the new series 2 November 2015

News in brief (02/11/2015)


With news on; BBC food waste show; Natural Resources Wales gains new enforcement powers; FCC Buckinghamshire transfer station opens, and; West Dunbartonshire rolls out flats food waste recycling   ...

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