Waste Management Saturday 30 May 2015
The protocol aims to help operators comply with changes to landfill tax legislation 29 May 2015

Protocol could aid operators after landfill tax changes

Skip hire trade body UROC is developing a Quality Protocol that could enable operators to prove that their waste loads are likely to qualify for disposal at the lower rate of landfill tax. The Quality Protocol would be a ‘short ...


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R&WUK lays out waste priorities for government


Resources & Waste UK – the joint lobbying body made up of ESA and CIWM– has fired its opening salvo with a six-point manifesto aimed at addressing the ‘serious challenges’ faced by the waste and recycling sector. ...

European Commission building in Brussels 28 May 2015

EU circular economy consultation launched


The European Commission today (May 28) launched a 12-week public consultation on the main policy options which it says will feed into the development of an “ambitious new approach” on the circular economy. According to the...

An artist's impression of Wheelabrator's Deeside energy from waste plant in North Wales 26 May 2015

Wheelabrator EfW gets green light after council U-turn


A decision by Flintshire county council to block construction of a 200,000 tonne-per-year capacity energy from waste plant in Deeside has been overturned, over concerns that the ruling was a ‘significant’ departure from council policy.

An image of the Burton illegal waste site taken by Environment Agency officers 26 May 2015

Jail for Burton illegal waste site operator


The operator of an illegal waste site at Eggington, near Burton-on-Trent has been handed a seven-month prison sentence following a court hearing at Stafford Crown Court last month. Robert Murphy, 48, of Ravens Way, Burton-upon-...

Averies Recycling 22 May 2015

Averies Recycling directors to appear in court


The former directors of Averies Recycling will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court next month (June 22) to face criminal charges brought by the Environment Agency for breaches of the Environmental Protection Act. The charges ...

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Cement plant converts kilns for waste fuel


Around 80,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuel per year is to be used to power two kilns at the “largest” cement plant in the UK. The Hope Works cement plant in Derbyshire will take in solid recovered fuel (SRF) from Lincolnshire-...

Shanks' BDR facility has begun operations in the last 12 months 21 May 2015

Shanks sees trading profit fall in 2014/15


Waste management giant Shanks saw its trading profits fall by 25% in 2014/15 compared to the previous 12 months, posting a trading profit of around £34.3 million full year financial results published today (May 21) reveal. The ...

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, GBR - 17 December: Refuse collector Billy Dolan at work on Wednesday 17 December 2014 in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. 21 May 2015

South Lanarkshire rolls out new containers to households


Around 130,000 new food waste caddies and wheeled recycling bins will be delivered to South Lanarkshire residents over the next 18 months as the council seeks to meet its obligations under the Zero Waste Scotland regulations. ...

Ray_Georgeson landscape 19 May 2015

Prime Minister urged to ‘reach out’ to waste sector


The Prime Minister was urged to “reach out” to the waste and recycling sector and “rediscover his zeal for environmental matters” by the Resource Association as its new board member appointments were confirmed today (May 19).

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