Waste Management Thursday 27 October 2016
An artist's impression of the Aberdeen EfW plant, which was awarded planning permission this month 27 October 2016

Scottish councils agree Aberdeen EfW partnership

A waste treatment partnership between three councils in North East Scotland was formally agreed yesterday (26 October) which will see them work together on the procurement of an energy from waste plant. Moray and Aberdeenshire ...


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Examples of good recycling 27 October 2016

Cannock Chase campaign targets recycling contamination


Cannock Chase council has welcomed a decrease in recycling contamination following an awareness campaign, with 87% of households presenting correct materials for collection. The council’s contamination campaign was launched ...

The Lakeside EfW plant (top right) as seen from Heathrow Airport 25 October 2016

Lakeside EfW likely to be moved for Heathrow runway


Work to relocate the Lakeside energy from waste (EfW) plant in Berkshire looks likely to go ahead, following the government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow Airport today (25 October). The Colnbrook plant – a ...

Countrystyle are considering appealing a fine for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 25 October 2016

Countrystyle considering appeal after £300,000 safety fine


Countrystyle Recycling is considering an appeal over a £300,000 fine handed to the firm after one of its workers was injured repairing a shredder. The Kent-based waste business was handed the sentence at Maidstone Magistrates’ ...

The PHE project is looking at the health impacts of municipal waste incinerator emissions 25 October 2016

Incinerator health study results expected in 2017


Findings of a series of studies into the potential impacts of waste incinerators on human health are now expected to be presented for review in Spring 2017 – rather than 2016, a government minister has confirmed. A study into ...

A report has called for a revised strategy for tackling waste crime in Northern Ireland 24 October 2016

Northern Irish councils hit 46% recycling in 2015/16 Q1


Northern Ireland’s 11 councils achieved a 46.4% municipal waste recycling and composting rate in the first quarter of 2016/17 – figures published last week indicate. The data for April to June 2016, published by Northern ...

Days will source the IBA from the Trident Park facility in Cardiff 21 October 2016

Avonmouth IBA plant planned for Cardiff incinerator ash


Day Group Limited is seeking a permit to operate a 130,000 tonnes-per-year incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling plant, currently under construction in Avonmouth near Bristol. The facility, which is being built at the former CWS ...

One of two new Machinex MTR-235 balers installed by Shanks in East London 21 October 2016

Shanks invests in RDF balers at East London sites


Shanks Group has invested over £2 million in two new Machinex balers, which it says will improve the efficiency of waste-derived fuel production at its Frog Island and Jenkins Lane mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities.

Viridor's waste vehicles will be changing to incorporate new branding over the coming months, Viridor has said 20 October 2016

Viridor unveils new brand image


Waste and resources firm Viridor has today (20 October) unveiled an updated brand image – which it claims better reflect the company’s position within the circular economy. The change in livery comes as part of an overhaul of ...

A Biffa collection vehicle in the City of London. (Picture: Neil Turner/Timbismedia) 20 October 2016

Biffa shares begin trading on London Stock Exchange


Shares in waste management giant Biffa have begun trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning (20 October), the company has announced. Unconditional trading commenced at 8am – with 250,000,000 ordinary shares admitted to ...

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