LATEST NEWS Wednesday 16 June 2021
16 June 2021

Amey makes ‘good progress’ on waste contract sales

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 for 2020 yesterday (15 June). The company’s waste collections division’s revenue was £84.8 ...

The UK's number one for waste and recycling news provides recycling and waste management
news and information for industry, local authorities and the
third sector by Steve Eminton and the editorial team

The Ecosurety poll
Should films/flexible plastic packaging be collected from all households in the UK by 2025?
VOTE see results

With news on: S. Norton reports business as usual after fire; DS Smith renews Reigate and Banstead partnership; Walsall invests in Mercedes-Benz Econic; Enva extends ScotRail contract; and, Novati sponsors rap artist

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Peterborough-based haulage company BRC Haulage Ltd and its director have been ordered to pay £9,923 for "moving waste in and out of an illegal waste site" in Fineshade, Northamptonshire.  In a statement published on 11 June, the...

Fireward NOV 2018 234 X 120 1476 turmec loop 234 x 120 px
Acorn Recyclers - Homepage 2020 smartsolutions_234x120_2019 Beauparc 234 x120 oct 20 hotbin 234 x 120
1496 PDE 1 234x60 1453 ecomondo 234 x 120 px ncb 234 x 120 JUNE 21
subscribe icon

OPINION: ‘Segregate wood at point of production’

OPINION: Mark Hayton, director of wood recycling firm EGGER Timberpak, shares his views on the waste wood hierarchy and the importance of segregation. We all ... read more

The blog box

letsrecycle Viewpoint

In this blog, with Suez agreeing to sell to Veolia, Steve Eminton traces the development of Veolia in the UK and reflects on what the agreement could mean on the domestic front.

Read more about letsrecycle Viewpoint


In this blog, Jeff Rhodes, Head of Environment and External Affairs at Biffa, explores crucial issues around making sure the UK’s waste is managed sustainably. 

Read more about Sustainability

Waste Management

We need a firm commitment by government that recognises the true value of nature says, Neil Grundon, Deputy Chairman of Grundon Waste Management

Read more about Waste Management