News Tuesday 18 February 2020
18 February 2020

Saica to build £50 million West Lothian plant

The Saica Group has announced its intention to establish a £50 million purpose-built packaging production facility in Livingstone, West Lothian. Within its packaging division Saica Pack, the move will see the de-commissioning of the company’s Edinburgh and Milngavie sites to one main plant in Livingstone. According to a ...

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18 February 2020

NWH Group acquires Armstrong Waste Management

 

NWH Group has acquired Armstrong Waste Management Limited, the waste management division of industrial services contractor the Armstrong Group, for an undisclosed fee. The Scottish waste management firm says its acquisition of the...

Somerset 18 February 2020

Somerset opts for three-weekly collections

 

Somerset is to reduce the frequency of black bin collection to once every three weeks to encourage residents to recycle more. The change has been made in anticipation of the county’s transition to Suez as its collections ...

18 February 2020

Cylinders factor in Beddington breaches

 

Viridor’s Beddington energy from waste plant briefly exceeded limits on carbon monoxide emissions on twelve separate occasions between April and November 2019. Gas cylinders in the waste stream and changes in the waste ...

17 February 2020

Urbaser to introduce Waltham Forest changes

 

A kerbside collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles and batteries will be rolled out in Waltham Forest next month. Effective from 2 March the changes will see more than 75% of households have a new ...

17 February 2020

Clearabee expands with SKIPBAG acquisition

 

On-demand waste clearance company Clearabee has acquired Derbyshire-based skip hire services firm SKIPBAG for an undisclosed fee. Launched in 1999 by brothers Lance and Jim Chapman, SKIPBAG claims to have been one of the first ...

17 February 2020

Keenan and Suez agree Aberdeen extension

 

Keenan Recycling has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with Suez to treat Aberdeen’s household garden and food waste. Suez has been in partnership with the Aberdeen-based organic waste recycling company since 2002...

17 February 2020

Viridor signs plastic deal with P&G

 

Viridor has agreed a deal with consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the five year supply of post-consumer recycled plastic. While the exact tonnage of the deal was deemed commercially sensitive by Viridor...

17 February 2020

Reuse rates jump in 2019, says Reuse Network

 

Reuse charities and social enterprises prevented 125,000 tonnes of household furniture and electrical items from going to landfill in 2019, up 4% on the previous year. The numbers come from the Reuse Network in its 2019 Impact ...

14 February 2020

National Refuse Championships seeks participants

 

The organisers of the National Refuse Championships have called for people in the recycling industry to sign up for this year’s event, and have emphasised their desire for more women to take part. Sponsored by City West ...