Waste Management Sunday 25 June 2017
23 June 2017

‘Horrific’ deaths prompt HSE machinery warning

Recent incidents resulting in the deaths of two workers within the waste and recycling sector have prompted the Health and Safety Executive to issue a strong reminder about the need to take note of machinery guidance. Describing ...


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1 June 2017

Waste sector in policy call to next government


A week ahead of the General Election, the waste management sector’s ‘Trade Association Group’, has issued a call for the next government to set out a long term policy for waste and resource management. The grouping says ...

1 June 2017

Scottish committee to explore ‘cash for trash’


The Scottish Parliament has agreed that its environment committee is to explore a number of issues – including “cash for trash” incentives – to assess how Scotland might better manage waste. The Scottish Parliament has ...

1 June 2017

Merseyside’s HWRCs outperform contractual requirements


Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority’s (MRWA) household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) are performing “well in excess” of the contractual performance requirements, its Annual Report for 2016/17 has revealed. And, ...

1 June 2017

Conservatives may seek to review recycling measures


A Conservative government would provide ‘stability’ on environmental laws, but could review the use of ‘weight-based’ targets to measure recycling in the UK, Defra minister Therese Coffey has revealed. Dr Coffey, who is ...

31 May 2017

Trafficking gang of four with recycling links are jailed


Four men involved with supplying labour to recycling centres in the north east of England have been jailed for their involvement in a people trafficking ring. This week they were jailed for between 5 and 12 years. The Crown ...

30 May 2017

‘Major fire’ hits Renewi’s Amsterdam facility


An investigation is underway into a fire at Renewi’s Icova facility on the outskirts of Amsterdam which started on Saturday evening (27 May). According to Renewi (formerly Shanks in the UK which has merged with Dutch firm Van ...

25 May 2017

Welsh recycling and composting rate hit 63% in 2016


Provisional figures released by the Welsh Government today (25 May), suggest that the country has achieved a 63% recycling and composting rate in 2016. This compares with the 59% rate recorded for the same period the previous year...

25 May 2017

Renewi targets improvement in UK PFI contracts


European waste business Renewi plc has targeted operational improvements across its portfolio of UK PFI contracts, after the company reported continued challenges in its municipal division in financial results published today (25 May).

24 May 2017

North Devon to trial three-weekly waste collection


North Devon council has announced changes to its waste collection service starting next month (5 June), which will include a trial of a three-weekly service for residual waste. The council is to switch from a fortnightly to a ...

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