Waste Management Friday 6 March 2015
Dorset Waste Partnership vehicle and bins 5 March 2015

Dorset Partnership ‘totally naive’ over waste vehicles

Managers at the Dorset Waste Partnership exhibited a ‘total naivety’ in their choice of collection vehicles that led to the public body’s £2.76 million overspend, a damning review by consultants WYG has concluded. And the authority's ...


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Aylesford used about 500,000 tonnes of newspapers and magazines per year 5 March 2015

Recycling targets warning after price fall


A warning against "blindly chasing recycling" targets in the face of falling values for commodities has been issued by the UK's largest waste management company Veolia. And, strong concerns have also been raised by another waste ...

Laura Sandys was speaking at Resource in London yesterday (March 4) 5 March 2015

Sandys: Conservatives must ‘find voice’ on waste policy


Conservative MP Laura Sandys has defended her Party’s commitment to the circular economy, amid criticism that it has joined an ‘anti-competitive march’ within the European Union. Addressing the claims at the London Excel ...

The 2015 Awards for Excellence take plae on Thursday 14 May 4 March 2015

Collection crews sought for Excellence Awards


Businesses, councils and charities are being encouraged to submit entries to the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management run by letsrecycle.com the deadline for submissions fast approaching. Entrants have ...

Fife is to trial four-weekly waste collections later this year 4 March 2015

Fife to trial four-weekly collections


Fife council is to undertake a 12-month trial of both three-weekly and four-weekly waste residual waste collections for up to 4,000 households with a view to boosting recycling rates and saving up to £900,000 a year in disposal costs.

Nick_Clegg_May_2010 4 March 2015

Lib Dems unveil 70% recycling election pledge


The Liberal Democrats would introduce a recycling target of 70% by 2030 for England if elected in the forthcoming May general election. The pledge has been included as part of the Party’s Zero Waste Bill – promising to crack ...

HSE inspectors visited the site at Carmarthen in South Wales 3 March 2015

Waste firm fined for safety failings in South Wales


A Sheffield-based waste firm has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 in costs following a number of health and safety breaches at its recycling site in Carmarthen, South Wales. Mekatek Ltd, which was sentenced at ...

The report charts the progress of frontline waste services in Yorkshire and Humber 3 March 2015

Yorks and Humber ‘saving £18m per year’ in waste efficiencies


Local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber are saving over £18 million a year through innovative waste management practices, according to a review of waste management efficiencies in the region. Publishes last week, the ‘...

Steve Burdis a 3 March 2015

Dorset Waste Partnership director suspended


Director of the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) Steve Burdis has been ‘temporarily suspended’ while the county council investigates the body’s £2.76 million overspend. Mr Burdis, who previously served as head of waste ...

Aerial photo of the Earthmover Tyre Recycling Ltd site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire 2 March 2015

Tyre recycling firm director jailed for waste crimes


A former tyre recycling company director has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and his company fined a total of £195,000 after illegally depositing and storing around 114,000 tyres at a site in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. ...

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