Organics Saturday 28 May 2016
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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, ...


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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 ...

Three Rivers council is among the top composting councils in England 25 May 2016

Three Rivers council to begin charging for green waste


Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire – one of the top councils in England for composting – is preparing residents for the introduction of a charge for using its green waste collection service. The local authority is ...

(L-R) Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, Cabinet Member for Housing; Cllr Clyde Loakes, Cabinet Member for Environment; Sarah Plant, Project Manager, Local Green Point; Charlotte Terry, Head of Community Engagement, Haven House Children’s Hospice; representatives from waste contractors Kier & Urbaser; Graham Simmonds, Managing Director, Local Green Points; Local resident, Nontando Lucy Mpofu 23 May 2016

News in Brief (23/05/2016)


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REA points to ‘cost benefit’ of food waste collection


Mandatory separate food waste collections in England would cut costs and save money for councils and businesses while helping the UK to hit its 2020 renewable energy and recycling targets. The message of positive financial ...

The Environment Agency has introduced a digital system for waste exemptions 20 May 2016

Businesses move to digital waste exemption service


Nearly 10,000 waste exemptions have been registered by businesses under a ‘radical’ new digital service rolled out by the Environment Agency in March, the regulator has claimed. The

SEPA aims to reduce contaminants in compost from biowaste (picture: 19 May 2016

SEPA consults on guidance and compost quality limits


Guidance aimed at achieving ‘high quality’ recycling of food waste has been opened to consultation by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The online survey, which will run until 29 June 2016, asks how the ‘...

Green Waste 9 May 2016

Lancashire opens bids for £10m composting contract


Lancashire county council is seeking new contractors to process garden waste in the region, following the financial collapse of its two MBT plants in Farington and Thornton. However the estimated £10 million arrangement, which ...

Sainsbury's stores will be powered by AD energy 5 May 2016

Sainsbury’s uses AD gas to power UK stores


Sainsbury’s is powering a number of its UK stores with energy generated from anaerobic digestion (AD) through a partnership with food waste processor ReFood. According to the supermarket chain, the equivalent to 10% of its ...

Food waste put in kitchen caddy 3 May 2016

Staffordshire council looks to boost food waste recycling


Householders in Newcastle-under-Lyme are to receive new liners to bolster food waste collections, as the Staffordshire-based council prepares to roll out a four-year contract with Biffa. From 4 July, Biffa will process separate ...

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