Waste Management Thursday 26 February 2015
Defra is seeking enhanced powers for regulators to tackle waste crime 26 February 2015

Views sought on enhanced waste crime powers

An 11-week consultation on the government’s proposals to enhance regulators’ ability to tackle waste crime and poor performing waste sites in England and Wales has today (February 26) been launched by the Department for the Environment, ...


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Close up artist impression of the K3 CHP facility - October 2014 26 February 2015

Wheelabrator EfW wins ‘contract for difference’ in DECC auction


Wheelabrator Technologies’ proposed energy from waste facility in Kent has been awarded a ‘contract for difference’ by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) today (February 26). It is one of ...

The Defra Stategy paints an optimistic picture of growth in the AD sector 26 February 2015

AD capacity to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017


The number of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK has almost doubled in four years with capacity due to increase ‘fourfold’ by 2017, a report published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has revealed.

Avonmouth - copyright Bristol Port Authority 26 February 2015

Agency satisfied Avonmouth dust levels are safe


Dust levels at Avonmouth docks near Bristol do not pose a risk to public health, the Environment Agency has concluded, after carrying out air quality monitoring close to premises operated by metal recycler Sims Metal Management and waste wood...

The incident occurred close to Glasgow's Queen Street station on December 22. Picture credit: Adam Shaw 26 February 2015

No criminal charges over Glasgow RCV crash


No charges have been brought against Glasgow city council or the driver of a waste collection vehicle which crashed in Glasgow before Christmas, killing six. Yesterday (February 25) Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator ...

Waste services provider Yorwaste is wholly owned by York city council and North Yorkshire county council 25 February 2015

York to decide on Teckal status for waste services


A council-owned company in York could be awarded waste contracts without undergoing a competitive procurement process, if approved by the city council at a meeting next week. Yorwaste Ltd, which is owned by North Yorkshire and ...

Around 2,000 lorries delivered to the site at its peak 25 February 2015

‘Iconic’ Packington landfill shuts after 50 years


An ‘iconic’ landfill site near Birmingham finally closed its gates yesterday (February 24) after almost 50 years in operation. The Packington landfill site, which is located opposite the NEC and run by SITA UK, has ...

scottish parliament 25 February 2015

Scotland omits LOI tests from landfill tax


EXCLUSIVE: Loss-on-ignition testing for waste fines will not be introduced in Scotland when landfill tax powers are devolved to the province in April this year. The test, which determines whether a waste load should be subject to ...

Closed: the entrance to the Aylesford Newsprint mill 24 February 2015

Russia blamed as Aylesford enters administration


Aylesford Newsprint has this morning (February 24) appointed finance and tax firm KPMG as its administrator. The appointment of KPMG comes after the paper mill, which makes recycled newsprint, told staff yesterday that it was ...

Caroline Lucas MP addressed the Green Party's key campaign themes at the launch in London 24 February 2015

Green Party MP defends Brighton’s recycling record


Green MP Caroline Lucas has defended Brighton’s recycling performance at the launch of the Green Party election campaign in London today (February 24) – arguing the Party has inherited a ‘poisoned chalice’ from Labour. ...

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