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Councils expect MRF gate fees to rise as material value declines and quality improves 4 June 2015

Biffa invests £3.1m in MRF glass cleaning

Biffa has invested £3.1 million into glass cleaning technology at its two ‘super’ MRFs at Aldridge in the West Midlands and Edmonton in North London, aiming to boost material quality and “reduce the risk presented by the volatile ...


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Recycling rates in Birmingham have declined further following changes to green waste collections 8 July 2015

Birmingham reduces recycling target as rate falls


Birmingham city council is to downgrade its 2015/16 recycling target to just 30% - after a damning report revealed recycling within England’s largest local authority has declined. The 2014/15 performance monitoring report also ...

TGM’s refurbished baling press 7 July 2015

Plant and equipment round-up (07/07/2015)


With news on: Eriez opening a test centre in Wales; balers for TGM and the Co-Operative Group; the launch of a freestanding walling system; and, safety gloves for LondonWaste   TGM Environmental ...

Until today, South Molton Recycle carried out recycling collections for Torridge district council 29 June 2015

South Molton Recycle enters administration


Longstanding social enterprise South Molton Recycle Ltd has gone into administration today (June 29) after providing recycling services to Devon residents for 29 years. The South Molton-based organisation, which has over 34 staff ...

The demand for used newspapers and magazines has seen prices rise 19 June 2015

Recycling commodities market bounces back


Price rises in the waste paper markets and signs of stability and small rises for other materials are being seen as a notable upturn for the recycling sector and local authorities. Earlier this year councils received a severe ...

(L-R) The Recycling Association's Simon Ellin, SEPA's Colin Murrow and Jonathan Bell of Dyne Solicitors all spoke at the TFS seminar 11 June 2015

Paper exporters seek SEPA quality inspection clarity


Waste paper firms have voiced their frustration at the lack of prescribed and consistent contamination limits for bales of material sent for export from the UK in light of a perceived clampdown from regulators in Scotland. ...

Work has begun on the Carbon8 facility 5 June 2015

News in brief (05/06/2015)


With news on; Carbon8 Avonmouth construction; Oxfordshire landfill maintenance contract; Newport Paper contract award; Mick George commercial waste service launch, and; South Wales Enviroparks groundbreaking  

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Recyclers eye ballot paper recycling ‘boost’


As UK voters hit the polls today (May 7) paper recyclers are eyeing up a ballot papers boost for confidential paper shredding next year. Guidance provided by the Electoral Commission to local returning officers for today’s ...

Tullis Russell Papermakers fell into administration yesterday (April 27) 28 April 2015

RWE assesses effect of Tullis Russell collapse


The operator of a major £200 million biomass facility in Scotland has said that the plant will continue to operate as normal despite the news that its main heat and power customer has entered administration. RWE Npower officially...

Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd (top left) pictured from the RWE Npower biomass plant (bottom right) 27 April 2015

RWE biomass plant could lose main customer


Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd – the Fife paper mill supplied with heat and power by RWE Npower’s waste wood biomass energy plant – has fallen into administration with the loss of 325 jobs. A further 149 jobs are also at ...

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