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16 April 2021

Consistency consultation delay met with disappointment

Defra’s decision to delay the publication of its second consultation on consistent collections until after the local elections on 6 May has been met with disappointment from the waste sector. The consultation of consistency in recycling collections is one of three which will shake up the UK’s recycling system. ...

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Gate fees paid to tip waste wood are beginning to rise, recyclers have reported, but largely for lower grade material. This has been put down to the fact that there is an "abundance" of wood from sources such as household waste ...

With news on: Dunmow invests in 15 Hyva skip loaders; Biffa fits c-trace weighing system to RCVs; Suez crews give top rating to e-one; and, Mercedes-Benz creates department for Econic trucks.

An increase in the number of people shopping online is a “good thing” for DS Smith as corrugated packaging will be the natural choice for customers, an investor seminar it hosted was told. In the seminar yesterday (15 ...

Danish power facility specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) announced the sale of its energy from waste (EfW) plant construction arm to a newly established company on 12 April. Scandinavian Energy ...

Two fires broke out at waste and recycling facilities in Scotland yesterday (14 April), with plants owned by Viridor and Shore Recycling both having incidents. There were no reported casualties at either of the fires. Viridor ...

Publication of Defra’s second Consistency Consultation has been delayed until after the local government elections being held on 6 May. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today (15 April) emphasised ...

Sunderland city council has begun the search for a contractor to manage and operate its new household waste recycling centre (HWRC). The £4 million HWRC, which was granted planning permission in October 2020, is to be built on ...

A “first of its kind” recycling programme for coffee pods goes live today, and includes kerbside collections from two local authorities. The scheme, called Podback, was formed in November by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK...

Suez is making alterations to its network of transfer stations across Cornwall ahead of changes to the county’s collection services coming into force next year.  Under the unitary authority’s £273 million contract with Biffa...

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