Waste Management Thursday 5 March 2015
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 ...

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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.

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 edit 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. ...

Hoddesdon is located around 20 miles from London 2 March 2015

GIB to fund Herts gasification plant

 

The government’s Green Investment Bank is to part-finance the construction of a gasification facility in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, which will treat up to 90,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel per year. GIB and its investment ...

East Cambridgeshire district council has approved a TEEP assessment which states that its commingled service meets EU regulations 2 March 2015

East Cambridgeshire in TEEP assessment

 

An assessment of commingling as a collection system for mixed dry recyclables by East Cambridgeshire district council has confirmed the approach as meeting regulations. But, just days ahead of its closure, Aylesford Newsprint last...

(l-r) Mike Robinson, AWM marketing manager,  Elizabeth Truss MP, Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative Party candidate for Morley and Outwood, and children from Stanningley Primary School 27 February 2015

News in brief

 

With news on; Secretary of State for Environment Elizabeth Truss visits AWM; REACT Energy withdraws biomass application; Viridor wins waste wood contract; Perthshire waste operator gets community order, and; Shanks achieves financial closure

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