News Friday 7 May 2021
7 May 2021

Defra issues consistency consultation

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has this morning (7 May) released its delayed consultation on consistent collections in England. In the document, Defra confirms the proposal of free garden waste collections, a preference for more frequent than fortnightly collections in urban areas and weekly food...

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15 April 2021

Sunderland begins search for HWRC operator


Sunderland city council has begun the search for a contractor to manage and operate its new household waste recycling centre (HWRC). The £4 million HWRC, which was granted planning permission in October 2020, is to be built on ...

15 April 2021

Coffee pod recycling scheme goes live


A “first of its kind” recycling programme for coffee pods goes live today, and includes kerbside collections from two local authorities. The scheme, called Podback, was formed in November by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK...

15 April 2021

Suez makes changes to Cornish transfer stations 


Suez is making alterations to its network of transfer stations across Cornwall ahead of changes to the county’s collection services coming into force next year.  Under the unitary authority’s £273 million contract with Biffa...

14 April 2021

AstraZeneca installs composter at Macclesfield site  


Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has bought an A900 Rocket Composter from food waste equipment manufacturer Tidy Planet to process its on-site food and garden waste. For use at 

14 April 2021

Duo of companies commit to CSR ambitions


Two waste management companies have underlined their commitment to corporate social responsibility with separate announcements of support for the fight against modern slavery and for sustainability. Biffa announced today (14 April...

14 April 2021

The role of the RMAS within Scotland


The Resource Management Association Scotland (RMAS) was established in 2019 and is a not-for-profit, non-political membership organisation for micro, small and medium sized resource management companies operating in Scotland. In this report ...

14 April 2021

Viridor and Grundon submit revised Ford EfW proposal 


Grundon Waste Management and Viridor have submitted a revised planning application to West Sussex county council to build an energy from waste (EfW) plant at Ford, West Sussex. The 295,000 tonnes per year capacity facility is ...

13 April 2021

Draft EA hazardous waste wood guidance welcomed


Draft proposals from the Environment Agency as part of its hazardous waste wood classification project no longer require the separation of fence posts and decking at household waste and recycling centre (HWRCS). In an update...

13 April 2021

NRW begins bund excavation at Bryn Group site


An excavation is taking place at an organics recycling site in Gelligaer, Caerphilly, following concerns around plastic contamination, Natural Resource Wales (NRW) has said. NRW, which is the Welsh regulator for the waste ...

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