News Sunday 9 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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6 May 2021

Aberdeenshire reapplies for three-weekly funding


Aberdeenshire council is reapplying for funding from the Scottish Government for the rollout of a three-weekly residual waste collection service. The plans to change the frequency of residual waste collections, in hopes to improve...

6 May 2021

Agency in crackdown over ‘illegal metals recyclers’


With cases of catalytic converter thefts rising across the UK, the latest stage in crackdown on illegal activity in the metals recycling sector has seen a focus on sites in Kent and South London. And, national action (see below) has resulted ...

6 May 2021

Commercial waste volumes ‘to rise by 23%’


Commercial waste volumes in London are predicted to rise by 23% in the current financial year (2021/22) when compared with 2020/21, but will still be significantly lower than levels seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.  

5 May 2021

Covid-19 sees St Helens’s waste tonnages soar


St Helens borough council said yesterday (4 May) lockdowns and widespread home working had seen it collect extra tonnes of waste during “almost every month” of the Covid-19 pandemic. Council figures from July 2020 to February ...

5 May 2021

Envar re-awarded Milton Keynes organics contract 


Envar Composting has been re-awarded a contract by Milton Keynes council to treat up to 25,000 tonnes of commingled food and garden waste per year. The contract, published on  Monday (3 May), has been valued at £1.2 million a ...

5 May 2021

‘Supporting sustainable drainage on waste sites’


Sophie Crossette, principal consultant at Eunomia, examines the importance of drainage systems at waste sites and what site developers should consider when designing drainage systems.

5 May 2021

Veolia gives details on solar panels at landfill sites


Veolia says it is to double its renewable electricity generation capacity by deploying more of “the latest” solar panels on restored landfill areas. Last month, the company drew attention to the success of the project, but ...

5 May 2021

Appointments round-up (04/05/2021)


With news of an ELV chief for EMR; new faces and a departure at CIWM; and Paldeep Bhatti moves on from the Kent Resource Partnership. Additions and a departure at CIWM

4 May 2021

EA blames legal delays for waste at Telford site


The Environment Agency has blamed a “complex legal process” for the non-removal of old bales of waste at the former Greenway Polymers Telford waste site, for close to four years. The reference to legal complexities came today...

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