Waste Management Sunday 29 March 2015


With the latest news on issues affecting the waste management sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


Southend-on-Sea 27 March 2015

Veolia set to oust Cory from Southend contract


Southend-on-Sea borough council has today (March 27) named Veolia as the preferred bidder for its new recycling and waste collections contract, which is due to start in October 2015. The decision, which was approved by councillors...

Happier times: (l-r) Material Works’ MD Robert Billson and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk councillor councillor Brian Long signing the waste deal in December 2012 27 March 2015

West Norfolk councillor defends failed waste deal


The deputy leader of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk council has defended the authority’s decision to sign and subsequently scrap a deal with waste firm Material Works, which would have used “innovative” technology to recycle 35,000 ...

The worker trapped his leg in the baler at Baker Waste Services' Enderby site 26 March 2015

Leicester waste firm fined after worker’s leg crushed in baler


A Leicester-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after a worker’s leg was severely crushed in a cardboard baler. Bakers Waste Services Ltd was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (26 ...

An artist's impression of the Tilbury Green Power biomass and EfW facility, which will begin operations in early 2017 25 March 2015

Tilbury biomass plant gets £70m funding boost


A long-anticipated biomass and energy from waste facility at Tilbury Docks has received a joint £70 million cash injection from The Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB). The funding, which ...

Allan Kane (l) welcomes Daniel Tomlinson (r) 25 March 2015

Appointments round-up 25/03/15


With news on: Viridor appoints South East regional director; Blue Group promotes from within; Stadler appoints manager in Milton Keynes; and, Andigestion welcomes manager for its Bishops Cleeve AD plant ...

FCC Sutton Courtenay landfill site 24 March 2015

Landfill tax to hit £84.40 per tonne in 2016


Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed the amount that will be charged for the standard and lower rate of landfill tax from April 2016, in guidance documents published yesterday (March 23). A

Countrystyle is to provide waste haulage under the Kent contract 24 March 2015

Countrystyle awarded £6m Kent waste transfer contract


Countrystyle Recycling has won a £6 million contract to provide waste haulage and plant hire at two waste transfer stations in Kent. The organics recycler has been awarded the four-year contract by Commercial Services Kent Ltd, ...

(l-r) Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP; Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment; Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary for Energy & Climate Change, and; Ed Davey; Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change 24 March 2015

MP debate paints uncertain future for Defra


The future of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) looked uncertain last night as MPs from four political parties outlined their vision for a ‘greener’ government at a debate in London. Secretary of...

Powerday has handled construction waste from Heathrow since 2010 24 March 2015

Powerday renews Heathrow waste contract


London-based recycling firm Powerday has retained its contract to process construction waste from Heathrow Airport. Powerday was originally awarded the contract to process construction material from Heathrow in 2010 (

Eggersman Valpak Bywaters McGrath RCP 234x60 Powerday 234x120 21/11