Waste Management Sunday 29 May 2016
Collections across the four boroughs will mirror those in Kingston, which is already contracted to Veolia 27 May 2016

Veolia named preferred bidder for South London contract

Veolia has been named the recommended preferred bidder for a major waste and recycling collection contract spanning four South London boroughs. The waste and resources business is first choice to deliver the contract, which has ...


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Tony Leigh Shepherd operated an illegal waste site at Hackworth Industrial Estate, pictured, between 2010 and 2011 27 May 2016

Operator jailed for failing to repay waste crime proceeds


A Darlington man has been jailed for three years after failing to pay back the proceeds he gained through illegal waste activities. Tony Leigh Shepherd, of Winston, was ordered to pay back £350,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act...

WRAP has claimed that MRF gate fees have risen in 2016 26 May 2016

WRAP: Fewer councils receiving income from recycling


Materials recycling facility (MRF) gate fees have risen in response to falling commodities prices with fewer councils receiving an income for recyclable materials, a report published by WRAP today (26 May) has suggested. And, the ...

Image of the Marlow Farm site taken by Environment Agency officers 26 May 2016

Fines top £25,000 for illegal waste wood burning


Employees of an Ashford-based waste business have been fined a total of £25,419 for the illegal deposit and burning of waste wood at a site in Kent in 2012. Richard Monks, a director of Greenbox Recycling Kent Limited, was fined...

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Council officers fight back over industry reports


Local authority recycling officers have delivered a stinging rebuke to two reports which they claim paint an ‘unrealistic’ picture over costs for food waste collection and efficiency levels in council services. Andrew Bird, ...

RDF export figures for early 2016 suggest the market is continuing to grow 25 May 2016

Eunomia assesses European residual waste demand


Waste consultancy Eunomia has predicted that Northern Europe will have around 14 million tonnes of surplus residual waste treatment capacity by 2030 – if all of the energy recovery facilities currently in development come online.

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Referendum a ‘red herring’, warns FCC Environment


FCC Environment today (25 May) called for government and the waste and resources sector to look beyond the EU referendum and instead focus on the need for consistency and strategic direction. Kristian Dales, FCC Environment’s ...

Viridor has acted to address concerns over falling recycling income 25 May 2016

Quality measures ease Viridor’s recycling income concerns


Viridor’s earnings from its operational landfill sites more than halved during 2015/16, while the company remains ‘cautious’ over recycling commodity values, financial results published today (25 May) indicate. The results ...

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Shanks confirms interest in Van Gansewinkel


Milton Keynes-based waste management Shanks, which has waste operations in the UK and in Holland and Belgium, today asked for its shares to be suspended while it considers buying continental competitor, Van Gansewinkel Groep BV. ...

Worcester city council has called a halt to plans to outsource its collections 24 May 2016

Worcester puts collection outsourcing plan in doubt


Worcester council chiefs have called a halt to plans to outsource the city’s waste collections - following a shock administration change at this month’s local elections. In September, the then Conservative-led authority agreed...

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