News Tuesday 20 August 2019
20 August 2019

Midlands authorities eye MRF to cut sorting costs

Coventry city council is leading a group of six Midlands authorities in drawing up plans to build a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in response to ‘rising’ private sector costs for sorting recyclable waste. The development of the £34.45 million plant will be considered by Coventry’s cabinet on 27 August – with a ...

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20 August 2019

People news round-up (20/08/19)


With news on: New managing director for phs Wastekit; Machinex director to retire; Assent Compliance recruits waste expert; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group makes senior appointments, and; Andusia hires new logistic ...

20 August 2019

Co-op calls for quicker council action on food waste


Supermarket chain, the Co-op, has urged English local authorities to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections and to accept compostable bags as part of the service. In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, the Co-op ...

20 August 2019

Man released under investigation over ‘large-scale’ waste dumping


Police inquiries into widespread illegal dumping of waste across the south east of England are continuing after an individual was released under investigation. In May this year, the Environment Agency confirmed that a 44-year old ...

20 August 2019

Battery technology installed at York landfill site


Ylem Energy has installed what it describes as the UK’s first 1MW battery energy storage system at a landfill-gas generator near York. The battery technology is in place at Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin landfill site, which ...

19 August 2019

‘Consider all PRN options, not just a compliance fee’


Martin Trigg-Knight, packaging compliance scheme manager, Clarity Environmental, reasons that the introduction of a compliance fee is not the only way that changes to the PRN system could be made.

19 August 2019

Funding boost for council kerbside WEEE collections


Around £3 million in funding has been made available to local authorities for initiatives aimed at boosting the recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) through kerbside collections. The funding is ...

19 August 2019

West Berkshire petition to force debate on plastic collections


A petition from residents in West Berkshire could force the local council to debate its plastics recycling policy. Currently the only plastic recycled by West Berkshire council is plastic bottles. This policy applies to both ...

19 August 2019

Veolia calls for peat compost ban


Peat use in compost should be banned to hit zero carbon targets, according to resources and waste firm Veolia. In a statement issued last week (16 August) the company called for peatland to be protected and for the end of growing ...

19 August 2019

Scottish Government reinforces 2021 landfill ban


Holyrood has restated its commitment to a landfill ban in 2021 – despite some speculation that the date could be pushed back to 2025, writes Lucy Pegg with additional reporting by Lucy Lewin. A spokesperson for the ...

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