Waste Management Sunday 4 October 2015
Input data from MRFs will be used to assess collection quality 1 October 2015

Scottish MRF code comes into effect

Scottish materials recycling facility (MRF) operators are required to measure the quality of the recyclable material that they receive and sort from today (October 1). The requirements, which are a part of the Waste (Recyclate ...


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Councillor Mike Brian welcomed the fleet upgrade 2 October 2015

News in brief (02/10/15)


With news on; HWRC opens in Bridport; Biffa deploys new Stratford-on-Avon fleet; TerraCycle stubs out cigarette waste; William Tracey in RDF export deal, and; CCE in Rugby World Cup initiative ...

Cory will transfer its Southend-on-Sea contract to Veolia on Monday after 25 years 30 September 2015

Southend set for Veolia collection handover


Veolia is due to begin waste and recycling collections in Southend-on-Sea next week, under a new contract believed to be worth up to £150 million. The arrangement, which is set to turn for 15 and a half years, also includes ...

Kerry McCarthy speaking ahead of the Food Waste Reduction Bill reading last week (photo: Thom Undrell) 29 September 2015

McCarthy slams government’s record on food waste


Labour’s shadow environment secretary, the anti-food waste campaigner Kerry McCarthy, has slammed the government's record on issues around waste, as well as its work on air quality and flooding. The Bristol West MP was appointed...

Whithorn Bay in Wigtownshire. Changes to recycling in the areas has seen an increase in vehicle and staff costs 29 September 2015

MSP calls for Dumfries to suspend recycling rollout


An MSP for South Scotland has called on Dumfries and Galloway council to suspend the rollout of its new five-bin collection system – which is more than £400,000 over budget. Scottish Parliament member Jim Hume has urged the ...

Gent Fairhead & Co. has applied for a further planning variation on the application it submitted in 2010 29 September 2015

Gent Fairhead seeks further variation for Essex plant


The developer of an estimated 1.4 million tonne capacity energy recovery centre in Essex has applied to change the design and size of its facility, which would include increased throughput of waste-derived fuel. Gent Fairhead &...

An artist's impression of the proposed new Edmonton EfW facility 28 September 2015

Consent order for North London ERF to be submitted


Members of the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have approved the submission of plans for the replacement energy recovery facility, to be located at the Edmonton EcoPark near Tottenham. On Friday (September 25), the ...

week in waste 25 sep 25 September 2015

The Week in Waste – September 25 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

Generic MRF 24 September 2015

MRF operators ‘must comply’ with data reporting


Concerns over waste operator compliance have been raised following publication of the latest quarterly data for materials recycling facilities (MRFs) in England and Wales today (September 24). Resource Association chief executive ...

EU flag new 24 September 2015

Landfill reduction to feature in EU circular package


Early indications from Brussels regarding the Circular Economy package ‘mark 2’ suggest that it will contain a big focus on reducing the use of landfill. Alongside the measures to reduce landfill there will be a push for more ...

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