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18 January 2018

Suez awarded Devon county contract

Suez has won a £60 million, 10-year contract with the county of Devon for the construction of a new transfer station and annual treatment of 45,000 tonnes of residual household waste from two districts. And, the contract includes around 3,500tpa of residual waste from six recycling centres. SERC Starting in February ...

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Arun district council has awarded Biffa’s municipal division a three-year extension to its current three-year contract. Following the contract award, Biffa will continue to provide weekly household refuse collections, ...

Hazardous waste firm Tradebe has announced the acquisition of Labwaste, a specialist in the collection, treatment and disposal of laboratory waste. And, the company, which has its headquarters in Buckinghamshire, has applied for a...

Changes to make sure the Waste & Resources Action Programme – WRAP – can remain financially stable and meet its future tasks are to see a number of staff made redundant. The charity said today (17 January) that it needed...

Landfill site operator, Cory Environmental Resource Management, has rebranded as Enovert. The announcement follows its sale by the Cory Environmental group last January to Armour . And, today (17 January) the company has been ...

The waste and recycling sector’s expert on the board of the Environment Agency, Gill Weeks, has been reappointed for a second term by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. Defra and the Environment Agency announced this week ...

The move towards collecting glass commingled with other recyclables has posed a challenge to Viridor in Scotland, and, the company believes the glass recycling sector as a whole. The waste and resource management business has made...

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has blamed a low recycling rate at its recycling centres in 2015/16 on restrictions on wood waste. Figures published at the end of December by the authority in its annual report ...

EXCLUSIVE: There are major concerns that the collapse of the giant support services business Carillion will leave some SMEs in the waste sector struggling to recover. Jenny Watts, chief executive of waste industry trade body UROC...

The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted today (16 January) as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy”. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market...

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