News Thursday 18 January 2018
18 January 2018

Suez awarded Devon county contract

Suez has won a £60 million, 10-year contract with the county of Devon for the construction of a new transfer station and annual treatment of 45,000 tonnes of residual household waste from two districts. And, the contract includes around 3,500tpa of residual waste from six recycling centres. SERC Starting in February ...

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18 January 2018

Biffa wins Arun contract extension

 

Arun district council has awarded Biffa’s municipal division a three-year extension to its current three-year contract. Following the contract award, Biffa will continue to provide weekly household refuse collections, ...

18 January 2018

Tradebe expands with Labwaste acquisition

 

Hazardous waste firm Tradebe has announced the acquisition of Labwaste, a specialist in the collection, treatment and disposal of laboratory waste. And, the company, which has its headquarters in Buckinghamshire, has applied for a...

17 January 2018

Cory’s landfill business rebrands as Enovert

 

Landfill site operator, Cory Environmental Resource Management, has rebranded as Enovert. The announcement follows its sale by the Cory Environmental group last January to Armour . And, today (17 January) the company has been ...

17 January 2018

‘Funding reductions’ force WRAP to cut jobs

 

Changes to make sure the Waste & Resources Action Programme – WRAP – can remain financially stable and meet its future tasks are to see a number of staff made redundant. The charity said today (17 January) that it needed...

17 January 2018

Gill Weeks reappointed to Environment Agency board

 

The waste and recycling sector’s expert on the board of the Environment Agency, Gill Weeks, has been reappointed for a second term by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. Defra and the Environment Agency announced this week ...

17 January 2018

Viridor pursues quality cullet in Scotland

 

The move towards collecting glass commingled with other recyclables has posed a challenge to Viridor in Scotland, and, the company believes the glass recycling sector as a whole. The waste and resource management business has made...

17 January 2018

Wood restrictions hit Manchester HWRCs recycling rate

 

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has blamed a low recycling rate at its recycling centres in 2015/16 on restrictions on wood waste. Figures published at the end of December by the authority in its annual report ...

16 January 2018

Concern for waste sector SMEs over Carillion collapse

 

EXCLUSIVE: There are major concerns that the collapse of the giant support services business Carillion will leave some SMEs in the waste sector struggling to recover. Jenny Watts, chief executive of waste industry trade body UROC...

16 January 2018

EU adopts plastics strategy

 

The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted today (16 January) as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy”. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market...

 
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