News Monday 10 August 2020
10 August 2020

Icon buys share in FCC’s energy from waste plants

A 49% share in FCC Environment UK’s energy from waste portfolio has been sold to investment group Icon Infrastructure. The deal, at the end of July, both expands Icon Infrastructure's role in the UK energy from waste market and also marks further involvement of investment funds generally in the marketplace. Icon ...

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7 August 2020

Staff incidents at separate HWRC sites


The emergency services were called to two separate incidents involving members of staff at recycling centres in Somerset and Worcestershire during the past few weeks. West Mercia police are appealing for witnesses after a worker ...

7 August 2020

‘Cut permitting red tape too’, says Biffa


Waste management company Biffa has called for planning and provision for waste infrastructure to be at the forefront of any planning system reforms. And, in parallel to the government's newly announced ...

7 August 2020

News in Brief (07/08/20)


With news on: community groups in Merseyside awarded a share of £150,000; Nottinghamshire's HWRCs reopen fully for summer; Central Bedfordshire refuse truck named after 8-year-old;  Enforcement Undertakings; and...

7 August 2020

Re-use shops report varying levels of donations


Suffolk residents have been urged to donate ‘quality items’ to re-use shops in Foxhall and Bury St Edmunds as part of a visit to the region’s recycling centres. FCC Environment, the waste management company that runs the ...

7 August 2020

Wheelabrator allowed to raise Kemsley throughput


Wheelabrator Technologies has been granted a permit variation by the Environment Agency for its Kemsley energy from waste (Efw) which will see its throughput increase from 550,000 to 657,000 tonnes annually. This will be achieved ...

6 August 2020

Trident Park reaches 1m tonnes milestone


Viridor and the Prosiect Gwyrdd (Green Project) partnership in Wales have announced that one million tonnes of non-recyclable waste, has been diverted from landfill and used to generate energy at the Trident Park energy recovery facility. 

6 August 2020

Police raid waste disposal scheme ‘linked to New IRA’


Cash concealed in a recycling bin and a safe was seized by police in a raid on an alleged illegal waste disposal scheme with links to dissident republicans in East Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Detectives from Northern Ireland’s ...

6 August 2020

Cumbria and Doncaster in plastic road initiatives 


Cumbria county council and Doncaster council are both participating in separate  highway and kerbside initiatives using recycled plastic materials following successful trials. Cumbria ...

5 August 2020

Recycleye gains funding for MRF sensor technologies  


London-based start-up Recycleye has secured £500,000 in funding from Innovate UK to trial a sensor it says replicates “the power of human vision” to identify items in waste streams. With the funding Recycleye says it ...