News Saturday 17 November 2018
16 November 2018

Tower Hamlets to bring waste services in-house

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has opted to bring its waste and recycling services in-house once its existing contract with Veolia expires in 2020. A report to the Tower Hamlets cabinet, which recommended that an in-house waste collection, recycling and street cleansing service should be created to “improve services ...

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13 November 2018

Defra working on Brexit Statutory Instruments

 

As the Cabinet meets today to discuss the progress on a Brexit agreement, Defra has reemphasised that work is underway to ensure there are no interruptions to waste shipments post-Brexit. A series of Statutory Instruments are to ...

13 November 2018

£8 million WEEE Fund spending outlined

 

Money from the 2017 WEEE compliance fee will be distributed via an “evidenced-based approach”, the organisation overseeing the funding scheme has said. The compliance fee is made up of a pot of money paid for by Producer ...

12 November 2018

Suez marks 30th anniversary

 

Waste and resources firm Suez is celebrating 30 years in operation in the UK, following its anniversary last week. Chief executive of Suez, David Palmer-Jones, has said he is “proud” to mark the company’s milestone as one of...

China 12 November 2018

Recycling Association launches China approval system

 

A new approval system for the export to China of used cardboard and some other paper grades has been unveiled by the Recycling Association. The system is described as “simple and easily bolted onto existing depot quality systems...

12 November 2018

PRN pressure rises amid ‘unfair’ aluminium market claim

 

Concerns around the market for PRNs - packaging waste recovery notes - have prompted a referral over aluminium PRNs to the Competitions and Markets Authority. A request has been made to the CMA by packaging waste compliance ...

9 November 2018

Investigation ongoing into NI council worker fatality

 

An investigation is underway into the death of a council worker who was killed in an incident involving a refuse collection vehicle he was working from in Limavady, Northern Ireland earlier this week. The Ambulance Service ...

9 November 2018

Commission issues Brexit waste law warning

 

The European Commission has warned that unless a Brexit deal is done, exporters of waste and recycling between the UK and the EU – and vice versa  will face new rules as EU waste law will not apply. In an official Notice to ...

9 November 2018

Recyclers and insurers differ on fire plans

 

Fire prevention plans (FPPs) and the challenges and changes they are bringing to the waste industry were at the centre of discussions at a Waste Sector Fire Conference this week. Some recyclers said they had faced commercial ...

9 November 2018

Clearabee bags Co-op bulky waste deal

 

On-demand rubbish removal business, Clearabee, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide reactive waste removal services to the Co-op. As part of the “multi-million pound” contract, Clearabee will handle all unplanned ...

 
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