Organics Friday 29 May 2015
Food waste prices 18 May 2015

Gate fees drop as AD operators scrap over food waste

Organics recyclers are reducing their food waste gate fees as competition for the feedstock from councils and businesses becomes more intense.


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


(L-R) ORG technical director Jeremy Jacobs speaks to BBC Countryfile presenter Tom Heap 26 May 2015

Compost contamination issue highlighted on BBC TV


An organic waste recycling sector body has renewed calls for better communication to tackle garden waste contamination after the problem was highlighted on BBC’s Countryfile TV programme on Sunday evening (May 24). ...

(l-r) Grant Keenan and Gregor Keenan 26 May 2015

Keenan awarded £4m Aberdeen contract extension


Aberdeenshire-based organic waste reprocessor Keenan Recycling has been awarded a four-year extension to its contract to treat green and food waste on behalf of Suez Environnement, worth £4 million. The food and garden waste ...

WRAP trustee Robert Longley-Cook 21 May 2015

Appointments round-up (21/05/15)


With news on; Robert Longley-Cook joins WRAP as trustee; Ted Pierpont appointed to BHS; Unwin joins Wastecycle, and; three new board members for ADBA. Robert Longley-Cook joins WRAP as trustee

Minister Carl Sargeant, third from left, opened the site 19 May 2015

News in brief (19/05/15)


With news on; MGB Plastics investment; East London Biogas achieves PAS 110; Carl Sargeant opens Torfaen HWRC; Viridor launches newly branded compost, and; Express withdraws recycling claims   MGB ...

Mr Johnson met with staff and residents at the West Norwood Community Shop 15 May 2015

Mayor of London laments ‘slow’ progress on food waste


Mayor of London Boris Johnson has admitted more work is needed to boost food waste recycling across the capital, as he announced £300,000 in funding for councils to create ‘social supermarkets’ in Lambeth yesterday (May 14). ...

South Gloucestershire Conservatives have campaigned against charges for the collection of green waste 13 May 2015

“Cash cow” council to reverse green waste charge


Conservative councillors in South Gloucestershire have pledged to phase out a £36-per-year charge for the collection of green waste from households, after gaining overall control of the authority at last week’s election. A ...

An artist's impression of Kelda's 35,000 tonnes-per-year anaerobic digestion plant to be built in Cardiff 12 May 2015

Kelda signs South Wales organic waste contract


Kelda Organic Energy Ltd has signed a 15-year joint food and green waste treatment contract with Cardiff city and the Vale of Glamorgan councils, worth up to £89 million. Established by Kelda Water Services for the bid and part ...

ReCon managing director Daniel Connolly  at the company's County Armagh site 28 April 2015

Street sweepings recycling firm achieves End of Waste


A Northern Irish company specialising in recycling street sweepings has signed up four new local authority customers after achieving End of Waste status which it says allows 99% of the material to be classed as 'recycled'. ReCon ...

westcott 22 April 2015

Shanks’ Westcott AD plant achieves PAS 110 status


Waste management giant Shanks has announced that it has achieved PAS 110 certification at its Westcott Park anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Buckinghamshire. The PAS 110 specification, which was originally published in ...

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