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17 June 2021

FCC Environment makes South Hams video apology

In a video on YouTube, FCC Environment has made an apology to South Hams residents after what has been deemed as an “extremely poor” roll-out of  a new recycling service. The waste management company began its contract providing waste and recycling collections for South Hams district council in Devon in April 2019 (see

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Infrastructure services provider Amey says it made “good progress” on the disposal of its waste collections businesses in 2020 after announcing its intention to leave the sector last year. Amey UK plc published its accounts ...

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Exeter-based waste management company Coastal Recycling is now 100% employee-owned, after establishing an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) to take over the company. The Trust, which is operated for the benefit of all employees...

The Leeds-based WasteCare Group announced yesterday (15 June) that it is to consolidate its three producer compliance schemes under the umbrella of a single company. The schemes it runs for batteries, packaging and waste ...

This year’s rising stars of the waste and recycling industry have been announced as part of the 35-under-35 awards. More than 130 entries were received from across the UK waste and recycling sector, and an independent ...

Waste management firm Wastewise has been awarded an initial three-year contact worth £1 million a year to treat mixed garden and food waste from Derby city council. The contract, which has the option of a two-year extension, will...

Biffa has increased the throughput at its soil treatment facility at the Skelton Grange Landfill Site near Leeds by 20,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes per year. In its application to vary its permit Biffa said the increased throughput...

Birmingham city council said today (15 June) it is to roll out a fleet of 'mobile' household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) as part of efforts to reduce fly-tipping. The £1.4 million initiative will see four units of mobile ...

Recycling minister Rebecca Pow said on 11 June that more consistent recycling collections in England would enable all households and businesses to recycle rigid plastic packaging. Mrs Pow was responding to a written parliamentary ...

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OPINION: ‘Segregate wood at point of production’

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