Organics Friday 27 February 2015
Householders currently have green waste collected for free every fortnight in North East Lincolnshire 11 February 2015

NE Lincs to reconsider charge for green waste

North East Lincolnshire council could become the latest local authority to adopt a charge to collect green waste from residents, in a bid to save £500,000 per year from its collection budget. Councillors will vote on introducing ...


This section shows the latest news article with past stories relevant to the organics sector including composting, food waste, AD and IVC processing.


The Defra Stategy paints an optimistic picture of growth in the AD sector 26 February 2015

AD capacity to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017


The number of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK has almost doubled in four years with capacity due to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017, a report published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has revealed.

Grant Keenan welcomed the councils' decision to reward the contract to the firm 25 February 2015

Keenan Recycling awarded £2.7m Moray contract


Scottish firm Keenan Recycling has been awarded a five-year contract to treat mixed organic waste on behalf of Moray council. The Aberdeenshire-based company will treat around 12,000 tonnes of municipal food and green waste each ...

The AD plant at Lowbrook Farm in Dorset 24 February 2015

Dorset AD operator prosecuted over toxic gas death


A Dorset farm owner and his two businesses are facing costs totalling £135,000 following the death in 2009 of a 29-year-old worker who was exposed to toxic gases during the maintenance of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the farm.

Email correspondence includes graphics to demonstrate the extent of food wastage in Warwickshire 19 February 2015

Warwickshire begins ‘largest’ e-marketing food waste drive


The Warwickshire Waste Partnership has this month rolled out a joint campaign to encourage residents to ensure that more of their food waste is diverted from landfill. The campaign, a part of Warwickshire’s ‘Grey to Green ...

The London Assembly's environment committee has lobbied the Mayor to boost food waste collections in the capital 19 February 2015

London Assembly calls for more separate food waste collections


Around half of all households in London do not have access to separate food waste collections, a critical report published by the London Assembly Environment Committee today has found. The report:

The grant is part of the Rethink Waste Fund, which supports the roll out of Northern Ireland's new food waste regulations in April 18 February 2015

NI minister announces Derry food waste recycling grant


A £132,000 grant to extend food waste recycling collections in Derry has been announced by the Northern Ireland environment minister Mark H Durkan. The funding will allow the extension of Derry’s food waste recycling scheme to ...

Tomasz Wiwer has been promoted to site supervisor 16 February 2015

Appointments round-up


With news on; Simon Weston joins CPI; Eco promotes site operative; Paul Gatcliffe becomes ERG managing director, and; CDEnviro appoints Tom Speth as business development manager for Germany   Simon ...

Professional boxer George Groves attended the launch event 13 February 2015

News in brief


With news on; Powerday boxer bursary; ACE UK appoints Printwaste Recycling; Keenan Recycling Scottish waste regs boost; Scottish Young Recycler award winner named, and; WasteCare acquires majority stake  

Tamar's Basingstoke AD facility 12 February 2015

RBS loans Tamar £32 million for future projects


Organics recycling firm Tamar Energy has secured a £32 million loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland to refinance its five anaerobic digestion (AD) plants currently in operation across England. The seven-year non-recourse finance ...

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