News Tuesday 19 November 2019
18 November 2019

Leeds rolls out PTT and carton collections

Residents in Leeds will now be able to recycle pots, tubs and trays (PTT) and cartons via their kerbside collections. Leeds city council announced last week that it will expand the range of plastics it accepts – all ‘number 5’ polypropylene plastics will be permitted in household recycling, except those which are black or ...

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18 November 2019

B&M secures ‘Shredding Carbon Neutral’ award

 

The confidential waste arm of B&M Waste Services has achieved the British Standards Industry’s specifications for carbon neutrality for the second year running. Having adopted a “comprehensive carbon management plan”, B&...

18 November 2019

Plans outlined for Health and Safety conference

 

Experts from across the waste industry, and one from the construction industry, have outlined their plans for the upcoming Health & Safety in the Waste & Recycling Sector Conference 2019. The morning session will be kicked...

15 November 2019

SWP and Suez praise tender process

 

Consultancy firm Eunomia has released a report looking at the recent procurement undertaken by the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), providing insight into what “made the tender a success”. The document – called ‘...

15 November 2019

‘RDF tax’ passes first stage of Dutch Parliament

 

Plans for a €31 per tonne charge on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for incineration in the Netherlands have passed through the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). However, the Dutch Waste Management ...

15 November 2019

Wigan ‘bucks trend’ by slashing fly-tipping

 

Wigan council says it has “bucked the national trend” by reducing the number of fly-tipping incidents reported compared to five years ago by more than a third. According to statistics published by Defra, the number of reported...

15 November 2019

Engineering review leads to Project Beacon delays

 

EXCLUSIVE: Zero Waste Scotland has said that delays to Project Beacon – which will see three companies form an ‘advanced plastics reprocessing facility’ in Perthshire – are down to an engineering review. A demonstrator ...

14 November 2019

Drop in German demand leads to new wood markets

 

Geminor has announced that it has completed the “first ever” shipment of crushed waste wood from Denmark to Latvia as it seeks alternative markets due to a “sudden halt in German demand”. The Norwegian-owned waste fuel ...

14 November 2019

Cornwall drops weekly recycling plans

 

Cornwall has reversed plans for weekly recycling collections as part of efforts to attract “affordable bids” for its waste and recycling contract. In September councillors were told that the procurement process had been ...

14 November 2019

Election prompts Richmond review of HWRC fees

 

Richmond council has said that the snap election has allowed it to review the planned £205 per tonne charge for DIY waste at its household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Kew. Last month, the council announced it was to roll...