Waste Management Tuesday 4 August 2015
Exmouth is one of the two trial areas proposed by East Devon council 3 August 2015

More councils looking to three-weekly refuse collections

Residents in two areas of East Devon will see their refuse collected once every three weeks, under a trial due to be launched by the district council from September 2015 to boost recycling. Launch of the trial in East Devon comes ...


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WRAP has seen two of the recipients of grant funding for plastics recycling enter administration in the past 12 months 3 August 2015

WRAP report highlights ‘challenging’ plastics market


Plastics recyclers are facing financial difficulties as a result of ‘challenging’ market conditions caused by tumbling oil prices, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has said. The comments come in the ...

The fund will help address concerns surrounding London's waste arisings 3 August 2015

LWARB to invest in waste fund


Up to £3 million is to be invested in a new waste fund in response to London’s rapid population growth, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced today (August 3). LWARB will invest in venture and growth stage ...

The FM1 facility has capacity to process over 500,000 tonnes of solid fuel each year 3 August 2015

Ferrybridge Multifuel facility ‘fully operational’


The £300 million Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 energy from waste facility in West Yorkshire has started full commercial operations. Multifuel Energy Limited (MEL), a joint venture between energy and gas supplier SSE and US firm ...

Avonmouth Docks - (Photo: Bristol Port Authority) 31 July 2015

Boomeco to pay £18,000 over ‘inadequate’ RDF storage


Waste wood and RDF company Boomeco has been ordered to pay £18,873 in fines and costs for ‘failing to store waste in an environmentally safe manner’ on Avonmouth Docks in Bristol. The ruling came after a number of ...

The worker had parked his van at the Totternhoe Metal Recycling when the incident happened 30 July 2015

Metal recycler fined over worker hand injury


A recycling firm in Bedfordshire has been fined £12,000 after a worker lost the top of his thumb whilst delivering waste metal. Totternhoe Metal Recycling Ltd (TMR) was also ordered to pay over £2,000 in costs following the ...

DHL will introduce the £48 collection charge from August 1 2015 29 July 2015

DHL introduces business WEEE collection charge


DHL Envirosolutions will introduce a £48 charge for business WEEE collections through its ‘123 Recycle for Free’ partnership service from August due to “regulation changes and increased administration burdens”, the logistics and ...

Teh review forms part of a wider project looking at the health impacts of municipal waste incinerator emissions 29 July 2015

Incinerator impact on births ‘warrants further study’


No major association between waste incinerator emissions and adverse birth defects have so far been reported, according to a review of 14 previous studies of the issue, but existing evidence is “inconclusive” academics claim.

Thurrock is now redirecting its recyclables from Tilbury Docks to Canning Town in East London 28 July 2015

Thurrock ‘let down’ as Suez closes Nordic MRF


EXCLUSIVE: Suez Environnement has today (July 28) confirmed the closure of a 100,000 tonnes-per-year capacity MRF in Tilbury Docks, owned by its subsidiary Nordic Recycling. The move has hit Essex-based Thurrock council, a MRF ...

Elmbridge council is due to initiate the contract in June 2017 28 July 2015

Surrey lines up shortlist for £100m collection contract


Biffa and Suez Environnement have been confirmed as two of five firms shortlisted to provide refuse and recycling collections on behalf of four councils in Surrey, letsrecycle.com can reveal. FCC Environment is also ...

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