News Monday 30 March 2020
28 March 2020

WISH issues waste and COVID-19 advisory document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday 27 March 2020, is expected to become a key document for the waste management sector and local ...

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30 March 2020

Warnings over domestic burning of waste


Councils across the country have issued warnings to residents about the dangers of burning waste following a spate of incidents. This comes as some residents have been reportedly setting fire to rubbish, particularly green waste, ...

30 March 2020

Suez bags Highlands contract extension


Highlands council has awarded Suez an extension to its contract to treat more than 16,00 tonnes per annum of dry mixed recycling, in a deal which could be worth more than £5.5 million.  First awarded in ...

30 March 2020

Recyclers seeing impact of charity shop closures


Textile recyclers have told that segments of the industry have come to a

27 March 2020

HSE adds to national coronavirus guidance


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a bulletin of the latest information and guidance pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic which will be of relevance to the waste and recycling sector. The bulletin from the HSE ...

27 March 2020

Environment bill committee suspended


The work of the committee scrutinising the environment bill has been 

27 March 2020

CARS and metals event postponed to November


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have been postponed until November. 

27 March 2020

‘Keep HWRCs open for wood supply’, WRA says


The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called on the government to keep open household waste and recycling centres which take in waste wood to safeguard the supply of material for industry.  A number of ...

27 March 2020

Recycling Association makes collections plea to Defra


The chief executive of the Recycling Association has called on Defra to ensure recycling collections from households are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Simon Ellin made his plea yesterday (26 March) in a letter ...

26 March 2020

UROC calls for landfill tax deferral


Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has this week called for the landfill tax to be deferred or reduced to improve cash flow among waste businesses and help reduce ...