Waste Management Monday 4 May 2015
The Wijster energy from waste plant in the Netherlands, one of the incinerators understood to have been used in the research 29 April 2015

Waste incinerators ‘do not affect’ nearby agriculture

Waste incinerator emissions do not reduce the quality of nearby crops and milk production, a decade-long study publicised by the European Commission this week has concluded. The research was undertaken in the Netherlands and ...


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PerthMap 1 May 2015

Suez fined for landfill leachate licence breach


Suez environnement was fined £20,000 at Perth Sheriff Court yesterday (30 April 2015) for its handling of leachate, a potentially polluting liquid, at its Binn landfill (Glenfarg) site. The company – which was trading as Sita ...

The Environment Agency has outlined details relating to how it will police the requirements for the separate collection of recyclable materials from 2015 30 April 2015

Cheshire West keeps Eunomia’s carbon crown


Cheshire West and Chester council has held onto its place at the top of Eunomia’s carbon league, by saving the highest amount of CO2 through recycling of all the authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The north ...

AEB's waste incinerator in Amsterdam was hit by a major fire in November 2014, but started taking delivering of RDF from the UK again this month 30 April 2015

March brings another record for RDF exports


Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from England and Wales have once again broken records with latest figures showing the largest ever overall monthly tonnage of material was shipped out during March 2015. Environment Agency date...

The box is intended to make it easier for households to accomodate separate boxes 29 April 2015

Conwy rolls out ‘Trolibocs’ recycling containers


Conwy county borough council in northern Wales has completed the rollout of an innovative stackable recycling box for use across its kerbside recycling scheme. The rollout of the new system follows a Welsh Government-backed ...

Beddington ERF artist impression July 2012 28 April 2015

Judge rules in favour of South London EfW plant


Viridor is to press ahead with its plans to build a £200 million energy from waste plant at its Beddington landfill site in South London, after a senior judge backed a planning ruling on the facility. Croydon Green Party ...

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 ...

Veolia's Blue Haze landfill has suffered a series of fires (picture credit: Lorraine and Keith Bowdler) 27 April 2015

Fires hit Veolia and JWS Waste sites


Fires broke out at waste sites in Hampshire and Salford over the weekend, in the latest incidents to hit the waste and recycling sector. In Hampshire, fire crews were called at around 8pm on Friday (April 24) evening to Veolia’s...

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.

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 ...

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