Waste Management Tuesday 28 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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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...

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 ...

Eggersman Valpak Bywaters RCP 234x60 April McGrath Powerday 234x120 21/11