Waste Management Wednesday 4 March 2015
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Dorset Waste Partnership director suspended

Director of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) Steve Burdis has been ‘temporarily suspended’ while the county council investigates the body’s £2.76 million overspend. Mr Burdis, who previously served as head of waste ...

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HSE inspectors visited the site at Carmarthen in South Wales 3 March 2015

Waste firm fined for safety failings in South Wales

 

A Sheffield-based waste firm has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs following a number of health and safety breaches at its recycling site in Carmarthen, South Wales. Mekatek Ltd, which was sentenced at ...

The report charts the progress of frontline waste services in Yorkshire and Humber 3 March 2015

Yorks and Humber ‘saving £18m per year’ in waste efficiencies

 

Local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are saving over £18 million a year through innovative waste management practices, according to a review of waste management efficiencies in the region. Publishes last week, the ‘...

Aerial photo of the Earthmover Tyre Recycling Ltd site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire 2 March 2015

Tyre recycling firm director jailed for waste crimes

 

A former tyre recycling company director has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and his company fined a total of £195,000 after illegally depositing and storing around 114,000 tyres at a site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. ...

Hoddesdon is located around 20 miles from London 2 March 2015

GIB to fund Herts gasification plant

 

The government’s Green Investment Bank is to part-finance the construction of a gasification facility in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, which will treat up to 90,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel per year. GIB and its investment ...

East Cambridgeshire district council has approved a TEEP assessment which states that its commingled service meets EU regulations 2 March 2015

East Cambridgeshire in TEEP assessment

 

An assessment of commingling as a collection system for mixed dry recyclables by East Cambridgeshire district council has confirmed the approach as meeting regulations. But, just days ahead of its closure, Aylesford Newsprint last...

(l-r) Mike Robinson, AWM marketing manager,  Elizabeth Truss MP, Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative Party candidate for Morley and Outwood, and children from Stanningley Primary School 27 February 2015

News in brief

 

With news on; Secretary of State for Environment Elizabeth Truss visits AWM; REACT Energy withdraws biomass application; Viridor wins waste wood contract; Perthshire waste operator gets community order, and; Shanks achieves financial closure

Closed: the entrance to the Aylesford Newsprint mill 27 February 2015

Aylesford closure prompts recycling resilience concern

 

The resilience of the UK recycling industry should be considered as a matter of urgency by the new government after the May general election, a leading local authority resources partnership has said. The Kent Resource Partnership...

Set to open in July, the Shanks facility includes a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and anaerobic digestion (AD) plant 27 February 2015

Shanks accepts first waste load at Rotherham plant

 

Shanks Group has accepted the first delivery of waste for treatment at its 265,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste recovery facility in Manvers, Rotherham. The facility, which has been developed in partnership with Scottish and ...

Defra is seeking enhanced powers for regulators to tackle waste crime 26 February 2015

Views sought on enhanced waste crime powers

 

An 11-week consultation on the government’s proposals to enhance regulators’ ability to tackle waste crime and poor performing waste sites in England and Wales has today (February 26) been launched by the Department for the Environment, ...

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