Waste Management Tuesday 21 April 2015
Biffa currently collects household waste and recyclables from homes in Woking (pictured) - as well as Surrey Heath and Mole Valley 21 April 2015

Surrey councils seek joint £100m collection contract

Four local authorities in Surrey have decided to procure a joint waste collection and street cleansing contract in a deal valued at over £100 million, letsrecycle.com can reveal. Elmbridge borough council, Mole Valley ...


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This year’s event was held at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire 21 April 2015

Green jackets won by DHL at 2015 Masters of Waste


DHL have been crowned champions after winning the team competition in the 2015 Masters of Waste golf tournament held this year at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire. Players from across the waste sector came together last week (April ...

Shanks has suspended operations at one of its 75,000 tonne capacity MBT plants in Cumbria 20 April 2015

Shanks suspends Cumbria MBT operations


Waste and recycling firm Shanks has been forced for a second time to suspend operations at its Barrow-in-Furness mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant in Cumbria – this time in order to improve odour management. The ...

Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 20 April 2015

Labour commits to resource security review


The Labour Party today (April 20) said it would undertake a review of resource security if elected in order to “unblock the economic opportunities from using our resources more efficiently”. Highlighting “volatile” raw ...

The baler at Metal Processing's Northam site where the incident took place in January 2014 20 April 2015

Metal recycling firm fined after worker severs hands


A Southampton-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay £38,000 after a worker had both hands sheared off in an accident involving an industrial baler. Metal Processing Ltd was prosecuted at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court...

The Gent Fairhead facility would be based at Rivenhall Airfield near Braintree 17 April 2015

Rivenhall plant allowed to source waste outside of Essex


A proposed merchant energy recovery centre in Essex with the capacity to treat more than a million tonnes of materials per year has been granted permission to source solid recovered fuel as well as materials for recycling from outside of the ...

Zero Waste Award winners at Coombe Abbey after receiving their trophies 17 April 2015

Zero Waste Awards point to resource efficiency


The recognition provided by the letsrecycle.com Zero Waste Awards scheme is helping to take UK industry forward to a more resource efficient era, a top environmental policy specialist declared last week. The awards are ...

WrexhamMap 16 April 2015

Wrexham to overhaul recycling collection fleet


Wrexham county borough council in North Wales has approved plans to invest in a fleet of new multi-stream ‘resource recovery vehicles’ (RRVs) as it seeks to move towards the Welsh Government’s 70% by 2025 recycling target. ...

An aerial shot of the AmeyCespa recovery park, which is undergoing construction 16 April 2015

AmeyCespa makes progress on Milton Keynes waste facility


AmeyCespa’s waste recovery facility in Milton Keynes designed to handle up to 80,000 tonnes of residual waste per year is beginning to take shape, with the installation of thermal treatment equipment this month. The facility, ...

Nick Clegg has claimed the Lib Dem manifesto is a blueprint for a "fairer society" 15 April 2015

Lib Dems would consult on waste ‘Incineration Tax’


The Liberal Democrats would consider introducing an Incineration Tax on waste if elected to office in May, according to the Party’s general election manifesto published today (April 15). The manifesto reaffirmed the Lib Dems...

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