Waste Management Thursday 26 November 2015
Rene-Pandora 25 November 2015

EA admits concerns over RDF definition consistency

An official definition clarifying what is expected of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) producers in England has raised concerns of inconsistency across other parts of the UK, the Environment Agency revealed today (25 November). Speaking ...


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Biffa continues its contract with Enfield council 25 November 2015

Biffa signs five year contract with Enfield council


Biffa has been awarded a five year contract to continue providing dry mixed recycling and organic waste treatment services to the London borough of Enfield, the waste management firm announced today (25 November). The ...

From January 2016 Tendring council will end its black bin bag delivery service 24 November 2015

Tendring to scrap black sack delivery service


Tendring district council has announced it will no longer be delivering free black residual waste sacks to householders in a bid to save more than £150,000 a year. Under plans outlined by the council this week, deliveries of ...

Hull facility 24 November 2015

Financial deal agreed for Hull gasification plant


The developers of a proposed 240,000 tonne capacity gasification plant in Hull have secured a financial package to finance the construction of the facility after five years of planning. Engineering specialist Spencer Group has ...

From l-r: Zoe Cooke, Hampshire county council waste project officer, Grace Morrice, Patrick Navarro, Hannah Harwood, University of Winchester students, Tony Mapes, volunteer chef 23 November 2015

News in brief 23/11/2015


With news on: Hampshire food waste campaign; employees achieve WAMITAB diploma; plastics recycling animation; Wastecycle partnership with British Gypsum wins award, and; Shanks sends energy pellets from Amsterdam.

Norwich map 23 November 2015

Norfolk council approves RDF export contracts


Norfolk councillors have approved contracts that will see up to 160,000 tonnes per year of the county’s waste processed into refuse derived fuel (RDF) and exported to Germany and the Netherlands. Members of the council’s ...

Defra has published its RDF definition after a year in development 20 November 2015

Defra publishes RDF definition


An official definition that “clarifies what is expected of waste described as refuse derived fuel (RDF)” has been published by Defra today (November 20). The definition will be trialled with the industry for a six month ...

The Week in Waste - November 20 2015 20 November 2015

The Week in Waste – November 20 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by letsrecycle.com, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we ...

EU Brexit 20 November 2015

Environmental sector voices Brexit concern


Fears that the UK could leave the European Union and thereby prompt a “rolling back” of important environmental regulations were highlighted at the Environmental Industries Commission’s conference in London yesterday (November 19).

Mr Crocker noted prosecutions for environmental offences decreased in 2014 20 November 2015

EA defends progress on waste crime


Efforts to tackle waste crime in England will not be undermined by ongoing government cuts, the Environment Agency’s deputy director of Illegals and Waste has suggested. Speaking at the Environmental Industries Commission’s ...

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