Waste Management Sunday 1 March 2015
Closed: the entrance to the Aylesford Newsprint mill 27 February 2015

Aylesford closure prompts recycling resilience concern

The resilience of the UK recycling industry should be considered as a matter of urgency by the new government after the May general election, a leading local authority resources partnership has said. The Kent Resource Partnership...

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(l-r) Mike Robinson, AWM marketing manager,  Elizabeth Truss MP, Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative Party candidate for Morley and Outwood, and children from Stanningley Primary School 27 February 2015

News in brief

 

With news on; Secretary of State for Environment Elizabeth Truss visits AWM; REACT Energy withdraws biomass application; Viridor wins waste wood contract; Perthshire waste operator gets community order, and; Shanks achieves financial closure

Set to open in July, the Shanks facility includes a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) and anaerobic digestion (AD) plant 27 February 2015

Shanks accepts first waste load at Rotherham plant

 

Shanks Group has accepted the first delivery of waste for treatment at its 265,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste recovery facility in Manvers, Rotherham. The facility, which has been developed in partnership with Scottish and ...

Defra is seeking enhanced powers for regulators to tackle waste crime 26 February 2015

Views sought on enhanced waste crime powers

 

An 11-week consultation on the government’s proposals to enhance regulators’ ability to tackle waste crime and poor performing waste sites in England and Wales has today (February 26) been launched by the Department for the Environment, ...

Close up artist impression of the K3 CHP facility - October 2014 26 February 2015

Wheelabrator EfW wins ‘contract for difference’ in DECC auction

 

Wheelabrator Technologies’ proposed energy from waste facility in Kent has been awarded a ‘contract for difference’ by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) today (February 26). It is one of ...

The Defra Stategy paints an optimistic picture of growth in the AD sector 26 February 2015

AD capacity to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017

 

The number of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK has almost doubled in four years with capacity due to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017, a report published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has revealed.

Avonmouth - copyright Bristol Port Authority 26 February 2015

Agency satisfied Avonmouth dust levels are safe

 

Dust levels at Avonmouth docks near Bristol do not pose a risk to public health, the Environment Agency has concluded, after carrying out air quality monitoring close to premises operated by metal recycler Sims Metal Management and waste wood...

The incident occurred close to Glasgow's Queen Street station on December 22. Picture credit: Adam Shaw 26 February 2015

No criminal charges over Glasgow RCV crash

 

No charges have been brought against Glasgow city council or the driver of a waste collection vehicle which crashed in Glasgow before Christmas, killing six. Yesterday (February 25) Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator ...

Waste services provider Yorwaste is wholly owned by York city council and North Yorkshire county council 25 February 2015

York to decide on Teckal status for waste services

 

A council-owned company in York could be awarded waste contracts without undergoing a competitive procurement process, if approved by the city council at a meeting next week. Yorwaste Ltd, which is owned by North Yorkshire and ...

Around 2,000 lorries delivered to the site at its peak 25 February 2015

‘Iconic’ Packington landfill shuts after 50 years

 

An ‘iconic’ landfill site near Birmingham finally closed its gates yesterday (February 24) after almost 50 years in operation. The Packington landfill site, which is located opposite the NEC and run by SITA UK, has ...

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