Waste Management Wednesday 24 August 2016
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Industry and councils react to reject rate fallout

Waste industry and local authority representatives are continuing to blame a rise in recycling reject rates on cuts to budgets and a lack of collection consistency. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the BBC ...


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Councils in Wales have provisionally hit a 60% recycling average for the first time 24 August 2016

Welsh councils set to hit 60% recycling


The average amount of waste recycled by councils in Wales has hit 60% for the first time, according to internal figures published by the Welsh Government today (24 August). Provisional data for 2015/16 shows recycling has grown by...

The Waste4fuel  site has seen a large number of fires over the years 24 August 2016

Bromley set to close Waste4fuel land deal


The London borough of Bromley is set to acquire the land of the former Waste4fuel site in Orpington with the aim of clearing the area, which remains a persistent fire hazard. The Cornwall Drive site has been under scrutiny ...

East Devon waste containers - existing contractor Suez has secure a new £30m deal with the council 23 August 2016

East Devon to roll out three-weekly residual collection service


East Devon district council has released details of the roll-out of its three-weekly residual waste collection regime which is due to come into effect across the borough from February 2017. In March this year, the council ...

ESA suggests that only 3.5% of household waste collected for recycling is rejected 23 August 2016

Defra targets recycling ‘confusion’ amid 3.5% reject claim


The government has pledged to work with councils in England to make recycling “less confusing”, after it was revealed today that reject rates have increased 84% over the past four years. A BBC Freedom of Information request ...

Clay capped area of cell 3 at the Path Head site 22 August 2016

Suez continues odour work on Path Head landfill


The Environment Agency (EA) has issued an update on ongoing works by Suez to tackle odour issues and prepare for closure at its Path Head landfill site. In February, Suez received enforcement notices from the EA, after heavy ...

Scotland is to introduce changes to its landfill tax regime from October 2016 22 August 2016

Scotland clarifies position on landfill tax


Concerns over how landfill tax will be applied to waste fines north of the border have been allayed following feedback from the Scottish Government. Revenue Scotland has made important amendments to how the tax regime will be ...

The Parliamentary Estate aims to achieve 75% recycling by 2020/21 22 August 2016

Bywaters awarded £3m Parliament waste contract


EXCLUSIVE: London-based waste business Bywaters has been awarded an estimated £3 million contract to collect and dispose of waste from the Houses of Parliament. The five-year arrangement, which has two one year extension options...

The fire at Hunter Waste as seen from a nearby road. (Picture: @towndoor) 19 August 2016

Spate of waste fires continues


A waste fire in Huddersfield is the latest to have hit the sector, following a week that has seen blazes at sites across the country. Crews from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Hunters waste site – ...

Recycling of mattresses has increased, but is likely to be hit by poor market conditions 19 August 2016

Mattress recycling faces market challenges, report warns


Future mattress recycling capacity in the UK looks set to be hit by a drop in steel prices combined with an increase in the cost of insurance, an unprecedented report into the industry reveals. And, while the number of mattresses ...

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