The Scottish Government’s consultation on a deposit return scheme has found a high level of support for a scheme which includes the widest range of materials possible. Overall, 45% of respondents thought the DRS should include ...

Cathode ray tube glass and non-virgin wood are among four new materials that will be considered under the Quality Protocols project which aims to define end-of-waste criteria for waste streams, the Environment Agency confirmed today (...

A consultation process is continuing between HMRC, waste management companies and skip hire and waste transfer station operators over the production of easy-to-understand guidance concerning trommel fines and landfill tax. As ...

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has revealed that councils north of the border will be given access to a ‘brokerage service’ which will provide a marketplace for the sale of recyclable materials. Mr ...

Axion Consulting has claimed that collecting recycling via a ‘commingling’ system is “the way forward” for councils looking to reduce costs and increase capture of material.  But commingled collections ...

Compostable waste has overtaken paper as the most common material collected for recycling by local authorities, according to the latest municipal waste statistics from Defra. The government released the full results of its 2002/03 ...

WRAP has announced its plans to use 4 million of Landfill Tax money on finding new markets for waste tyres batteries and plasterboard from businesses. The Waste and Resources Action Programme has been given 4 million of Landfill Tax money ...

Two of the UK's most prominent waste management companies and the Environmental Services Association have all issued statements on the state of the recovered materials market in the wake of "misleading" media coverage.