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2 April 2020

WISH issues finalised waste and COVID-19 document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has finalised and published its advice document about managing COVID-19 risks for waste management activities. 

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2 April 2020

ADEPT leads on council waste survey

 

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT), is calling on local authorities across England to complete an online survey on the impact of COVID-19 on waste services. Responding to a request...

2 April 2020

Veolia to process healthcare waste at Tyseley

 

Veolia has applied to the Environment Agency to alter its permit to allow the processing of healthcare orange bagged waste at its energy from waste plant in Tyseley, Birmingham.   According to the...

2 April 2020

News in brief (02/04/20)

 

With news on: JCB extends suspension of UK production; Egbert Taylor reports 4.4% business growth; MRWA issues household waste advice; and, Lancashire-based mattress recycler named recycling hero.

2 April 2020

CIWM calls for COVID-19 advice clarity

 

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has been called on to refine its advice about managing COVID-19 risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. WISH published a draft advice document last ...

2 April 2020

Associations sympathise with councils as services cut

 

Two separate associations in the recycling industry have said they sympathise with local authorities having to make difficult decisions ...

1 April 2020

Defra clarifies pandemic working rules

 

Defra has reiterated official government advice that...

1 April 2020

Commercial waste could be halved by restrictions

 

There could be a fall in residual commercial and industrial waste of just under 50% in the immediate short term under current government restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with a potential rise in ...

1 April 2020

Wheelabrator plans West Midlands EfW

 

UK investment and asset management company Low Carbon has announced plans to build a 

1 April 2020

Amey defends sick pay rate after union concern

 

Trade union GMB has raised concerns that refuse collectors working for Amey in Ealing, west London, will not receive more than statutory sick pay during the coronavirus crisis.  However in response, ...