Waste Management Thursday 2 April 2015
Scotland faces waste infrastructure hurdle in 2013 1 April 2015

Scottish Government changes tack on landfill LOI tests

Landfill operators north of the border have been told to perform loss on ignition (LOI) testing “from the outset” of Scotland’s new landfill tax regime, which came into effect today (April 1). Revenue Scotland – the public...


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Mar 9 London flats recycling 1 31 March 2015

LWARB issues recycling guidance for flat developers


Guidance on taking waste and recycling into account when designing new flats and apartment buildings has been issued by the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) today (March 31). Commissioned by LWARB and the London ...

Landfill operators and waste processors are preparing for changes to landfill tax in the UK and Scotland this week 31 March 2015

Waste operators gear up for landfill tax changes


Waste processors across the UK are preparing for a shake-up of landfill tax rates and regulations, with new rules due to come into effect this week. From tomorrow (April 1), the standard rate of landfill tax will rise from £80 to...

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Ward Recycling in Middlesbrough 30 March 2015

News in brief (30/03/15)


With news on; Vince Cable at Ward Recycling opening; Hiscox Insurance enters waste market; Wastecycle deploys software;  Viridor donates compost, and; Geminor acquisition Vince Cable opens Ward Recycling ...

Machinex levenseat - From left to right Jonathan Menard, Machinex Project Director and Neil Bennett, M+W Group Head of Energy Business Unit 30 March 2015

Machinex to provide Levenseat sorting technology


Recycling equipment firm Machinex has been contracted to provide the materials sorting technology for the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd project in Scotland, it announced on Friday (March 27). The Canadian firm has been appointed ...

Manchester bins 30 March 2015

Biffa wins Manchester bin collection contract


Biffa is to take over waste and recycling collections for the city of Manchester from services provider Enterprise, under an eight-year contract with the city council. Manchester city council announced that Biffa Municipal had ...

Southend-on-Sea 27 March 2015

Veolia set to oust Cory from Southend contract


Southend-on-Sea borough council has today (March 27) named Veolia as the preferred bidder for its new recycling and waste collections contract, which is due to start in October 2015. The decision, which was approved by councillors...

Happier times: (l-r) Material Works’ MD Robert Billson and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk councillor councillor Brian Long signing the waste deal in December 2012 27 March 2015

West Norfolk councillor defends failed waste deal


The deputy leader of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk council has defended the authority’s decision to sign and subsequently scrap a deal with waste firm Material Works, which would have used “innovative” technology to recycle 35,000 ...

The worker trapped his leg in the baler at Baker Waste Services' Enderby site 26 March 2015

Leicester waste firm fined after worker’s leg crushed in baler


A Leicester-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after a worker’s leg was severely crushed in a cardboard baler. Bakers Waste Services Ltd was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (26 ...

The site where the proposed Altens East MRF and RDF facility would be established 26 March 2015

SUEZ submits application for Aberdeen waste facility


Plans to develop a joint waste and recycling facility in Aberdeen by early 2017 have been submitted to the city council. SUEZ’S Recycling & Waste Recovery UK division, formerly SITA UK, is seeking planning permission to ...

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