Waste Management Tuesday 9 February 2016
Conwy could become the first council in Wales to switch to a four weekly waste collection system 8 February 2016

Conwy looks to four-weekly refuse collections

Conwy could become the first council in Wales to move to four-weekly collections of refuse, if approved by the authority in the coming weeks. The proposal, which has been put to the authority’s scrutiny committee, could soon be ...


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FCC Greatmoor-8720 cover 8 February 2016

FCC’s Greatmoor EfW takes first waste load


FCC’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant has taken its first delivery of residual waste and is generating power, the company has announced. The plant – which has the capacity treat up to 300,000 tonnes of residual waste ...

New Blue Recycling Bag cover 8 February 2016

Milton Keynes trials reusable recycling sacks


Milton Keynes council is trialling reusable ‘bags for life’ for mixed recyclables in place of distributing free disposable pink sacks to residents in a bid to save £500,000 per year. Two areas in Beanhill received the bags ...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 8 February 2016

WRAP finances ‘excellent’ as Goodwin reveals departure


Dr Liz Goodwin is to step down from her position as chief executive of WRAP at the end of June, the waste and resources charity has announced today (8 February). WRAP’s second ever chief executive, Dr Goodwin, 54, has led the ...

southampton emptying bins 8 February 2016

Hampshire councils defend recycling record


A senior councillor in Hampshire has defended the county’s performance on recycling - despite recording a recycling rate of 38% in 2014/15 - claiming that the authority is among the best performers on landfill diversion in England.

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, ...

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.

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