Waste Management Sunday 20 August 2017
18 August 2017

Recyclers back councils’ call for changes to tendering rules

Recycling businesses have supported a call from the Local Government Association for sweeping changes to the tendering system for council contracts. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents virtually all councils ...


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18 August 2017

West Berks to charge for ‘non-household’ materials at HWRCs


West Berkshire council is to introduce charges for disposing of some ‘non-household’ materials at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). From ...

17 August 2017

Amey’s Allerton EfW begins waste treatment


The Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire has commenced operations, waste firm Amey has announced today (17 August). Amey confirmed that othe first waste was processed through the energy from waste (EfW) facility, near ...

17 August 2017

MRF quality report shows little change in ‘target’ material


Data on the quality of material received at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) for the first quarter of 2017 shows that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities has remained relatively static at close to 87%.

17 August 2017

EfW shortage could lead to ‘disaster scenario’, warns Suez


Suez has warned that the UK could face a ‘disaster scenario’ in regards to a shortage of waste treatment infrastructure over the next decade, contradicting the recent findings of consultancy firm Eunomia. Yesterday (16 August...

16 August 2017

Birmingham industrial action suspended after ACAS talks


Industrial action by refuse collection crews at Birmingham city council has been suspended after talks under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS. The city council and trade union Unite were involved in the talks at ACAS and ...

15 August 2017

Eunomia reaffirms residual waste findings


Research firm Eunomia has reaffirmed the findings of its 12th Issue Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (RWIR), which found that the UK is heading towards an overcapacity of waste plants. The Bristol-based consultancy ...

15 August 2017

Employee injured at Viridor’s Wythenshawe MRF


The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation after an incident at Viridor’s recycling site in Sharston, Greater Manchester on Sunday evening. In the incident a male employee was injured at the company’s ...

14 August 2017

Cardiff to pursue new markets for cardboard


Cardiff city council has announced it is to stop collecting garden waste with cardboard from the end of August 2017. The local authority said the changes had been implemented as ‘new markets’ had evolved for cardboard. ...

14 August 2017

‘Nervous’ Coventry opts for MRF contract extension


Coventry city council has agreed to extend its existing MRF (Materials Recycling Facility) contract with Biffa for a further two years, to avoid the ‘risk’ of a less favourable deal. In a meeting earlier this month (1 August...

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