Waste Management Saturday 25 April 2015
The Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences took a tour of the technology at Biffa’s West Sussex MBT facility in 2013 24 April 2015

West Sussex to assess future of Biffa MBT facility

EXCLUSIVE: West Sussex county council is due to consult on the future of its 25-year waste treatment contract with Biffa, following continued delays to the opening of the Brockhurst Wood mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant.


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Recycling rates in Northern Ireland fell in the September to December 2014 quarter compared to the previous year 24 April 2015

Northern Ireland data shows recycling drop off


Councils in Northern Ireland witnessed a quarter on quarter decline in the amount of waste recycled at the end of 2014, interim data published by the Department of the Environment yesterday (April 24) reveals. Figures published ...

ian wakelin vid still 22 April 2015

Biffa eyes more acquisitions as it returns to growth


VIDEO REPORT: The chief executive of Biffa, the UK’s second largest waste management company, has revealed that the company is interested in making more acquisitions after successfully navigating “a difficult period”. In an ...

Residents on the English Riviera will now be able to collect recycling rewards 22 April 2015

Contract news round-up (22/04/15)


With news on; Local Green Points in Torbay; FCC wins Torfaen HWRC contract, and; North Lincs £25m municipal waste deal   Local Green Points awarded Torbay contract Local ...

Swansea has placed a three bag per household limit on the amount of residual waste generated by householders 22 April 2015

Swansea’s black bag limit sees residual waste fall


The amount of residual waste collected for disposal from households in Swansea has fallen by over 25% in the 12 months since city council introduced a limit on the number of waste bags available to householders, it has been claimed.

Elmbridge is expected to be the first council to enter into the joint contract, in June 2017 21 April 2015

Surrey councils seek joint £100m collection contract


Four local authorities in Surrey have decided to procure a joint waste collection and street cleansing contract in a deal valued at over £100 million, letsrecycle.com can reveal. Elmbridge borough council, Mole Valley ...

This year’s event was held at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire 21 April 2015

Green jackets won by DHL at 2015 Masters of Waste


DHL have been crowned champions after winning the team competition in the 2015 Masters of Waste golf tournament held this year at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire. Players from across the waste sector came together last week (April ...

Shanks has suspended operations at one of its 75,000 tonne capacity MBT plants in Cumbria 20 April 2015

Shanks suspends Cumbria MBT operations


Waste and recycling firm Shanks has been forced for a second time to suspend operations at its Barrow-in-Furness mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant in Cumbria – this time in order to improve odour management. The ...

Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 20 April 2015

Labour commits to resource security review


The Labour Party today (April 20) said it would undertake a review of resource security if elected in order to “unblock the economic opportunities from using our resources more efficiently”. Highlighting “volatile” raw ...

The baler at Metal Processing's Northam site where the incident took place in January 2014 20 April 2015

Metal recycling firm fined after worker severs hands


A Southampton-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay £38,000 after a worker had both hands sheared off in an accident involving an industrial baler. Metal Processing Ltd was prosecuted at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court...

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