Waste Management Saturday 6 February 2016
One of the 2014 commingled trials was rolled out in Bayston Hill on the outskirts of Shrewsbury 5 February 2016

Shropshire in line for collections shake-up

Recycling collections in Shropshire could be overhauled in the coming months in a bid to find efficiency savings under Shropshire council’s 27-year contract with Veolia. Paul Beard, waste contracts manager for Shropshire, ...


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The Energy Works gasification plant in Hull will treat up to 240,000 tonnes of waste per year 3 February 2016

Energy Works Hull EfW granted permit


Energy Works has received a permit to incinerate non-hazardous waste at its proposed 240,000 tonnes-per-year gasification facility in Hull. The CHP-enabled plant, which was first envisaged more than five years ago, is due to begin...

L to r:  Palletways driver Saul Trainavicihs with Neil Tappin, Community Furniture Store 3 February 2016

News in brief (03/02/2016)


With news on: MRWA and Veolia support bike recycling; EWC wins contract with Warrington; Northern Ireland reduce waste sent to landfill; SGC certification, and; reuse support for flood victims.

Croydon council's collection contract with Veolia is scheduled to expire in 2018 3 February 2016

Three firms vie for South London contract


[Updated and amended, 5 February] Three waste and services companies are competing to provide collections across the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton and Sutton for up to 24 years, as well as other environmental ...

Simon Cartford will retire as Viridor's HR director 1 February 2016

Appointments round-up (01/02/2016)


With news on: Viridor’s Simon Catford to retire; Mandy Kelly joins ACE UK; Keenan appoints food waste collections manager; Clarity takes on new business development executive, and; Baroness Jenkin joins WRAP as trustee.

The 1 February 2016

Two years’ prison for illegal waste site operator in Halifax


The owner of a Halifax skip hire firm has been jailed for two years for running an illegal waste site where treated waste wood was also being illegally burned. 65-year-old David Turner, of Farrar Mill Lane in Siddal, was ...

Georgeson and FoE cover 1 February 2016

Georgeson contrasts golden years to current picture


The 'golden years' of recycling when recycling rates rose rapidly, in contrast to the picture in England today, have been highlighted in the annual Kit Strange Lecture in London. The lecture, "Golden years - recycling and ...

The food waste pilot scheme will inform future thinking for waste management strategies 1 February 2016

Belfast to launch segregated food waste collection pilot


Belfast City Council is starting a weekly food waste collection pilot scheme in the areas of Stranmillis and Malone. The collections start tomorrow, 2 February, for 8 weeks and will see the areas move from a brown bin for ...

viridor_paper 29 January 2016

Resource model needs new boundaries, says Viridor


Viridor has declared that current resource management systems in England are ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and is calling for a ‘new and ambitious model’ that moves beyond traditional local authority areas. And, as well as ...

collection 27 January 2016

RWUK to meet over price volatility


How market risks and price volatility can be better-shared between contractors and councils are due to be discussed by Resources and Waste UK (RWUK) on Friday 28 January [see update below]. At a standard board meeting, RWUK board ...

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