Waste Management Wednesday 7 October 2015
Rory S at Conservative Conference panel cropped 6 October 2015

Stewart bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra minister Rory Stewart looks set to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of ‘more consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Speaking during a fringe session at the ...


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Shanks has recruited six new staff through a social scheme at its Wakefield site 6 October 2015

Shanks employs social approach for Wakefield workers


Shanks Waste Management has expanded its Wakefield workforce with the appointment of six candidates recruited via a social enterprise project. In what the firm has branded a boost for local employment, the six employees, who work ...

Asif Ghafoor of Amey Ventures, right, signed the 25-year contract with councillors 5 October 2015

Amey signs 25-year Isle of Wight deal


Amey has officially signed a 25-year contract to provide waste and recycling collections on behalf of Isle of Wight council. The ceremony follows a vote by councillors to award the contract to the waste firm last month prior to ...

Police were spotted stationed outside the Niramax Group facility in Hartlepool on the day of the raids (credit: The Gazette) 5 October 2015

North Yorkshire seeks waste assurances from Niramax


North Yorkshire county council has suspended deliveries of waste to Niramax Group in Hartlepool. And, the local authority has now requested assurances from the company that the waste is being managed responsibly. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 &...

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