News Thursday 20 February 2020
20 February 2020

Wheelabrator scraps Hampshire EfW

Wheelabrator Technologies has announced today, 20 February, that it will “no longer proceed” with plans for a 500,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Hampshire. The follows a ‘strategic review’ the US-owned company undertook, where Wheelabrator “decided to focus efforts on further advanced ...

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18 February 2020

Cylinders factor in Beddington breaches


Viridor’s Beddington energy from waste plant briefly exceeded limits on carbon monoxide emissions on twelve separate occasions between April and November 2019. Gas cylinders in the waste stream and changes in the waste ...

17 February 2020

Urbaser to introduce Waltham Forest changes


A kerbside collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles and batteries will be rolled out in Waltham Forest next month. Effective from 2 March the changes will see more than 75% of households have a new ...

17 February 2020

Clearabee expands with SKIPBAG acquisition


On-demand waste clearance company Clearabee has acquired Derbyshire-based skip hire services firm SKIPBAG for an undisclosed fee. Launched in 1999 by brothers Lance and Jim Chapman, SKIPBAG claims to have been one of the first ...

17 February 2020

Keenan and Suez agree Aberdeen extension


Keenan Recycling has agreed a five-year extension to its contract with Suez to treat Aberdeen’s household garden and food waste. Suez has been in partnership with the Aberdeen-based organic waste recycling company since 2002...

17 February 2020

Viridor signs plastic deal with P&G


Viridor has agreed a deal with consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the five year supply of post-consumer recycled plastic. While the exact tonnage of the deal was deemed commercially sensitive by Viridor...

17 February 2020

Reuse rates jump in 2019, says Reuse Network


Reuse charities and social enterprises prevented 125,000 tonnes of household furniture and electrical items from going to landfill in 2019, up 4% on the previous year. The numbers come from the Reuse Network in its 2019 Impact ...

14 February 2020

National Refuse Championships seeks participants


The organisers of the National Refuse Championships have called for people in the recycling industry to sign up for this year’s event, and have emphasised their desire for more women to take part. Sponsored by City West ...

14 February 2020

Defra calls out public’s food waste ‘denial’


Concerns have been expressed by a Defra representative about a supposedly high level of 'denial' amongst the public regarding the issue of food waste. Nicola Hopley, food waste team leader at the department, was speaking on a ...

14 February 2020

Equipment news round-up (14/02/20)


With news on: Tomra equipment doubles council MRF capacity; Bollegraaf baler celebrates 40th year in operation;Grist turns to JCV for wheeled excavator; Lowmac expands fleet with ‘UK first’ A914 handler