News Friday 16 April 2021
16 April 2021

Consistency consultation delay met with disappointment

Defra’s decision to delay the publication of its second consultation on consistent collections until after the local elections on 6 May has been met with disappointment from the waste sector. The consultation of consistency in recycling collections is one of three which will shake up the UK’s recycling system. ...

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9 April 2021

News in brief (09/04/21)


With news on: Grundon announces partnership with cricket club; Eunomia to develop waste policy recommendations for St Lucia; ULCS to collect waste for businesses across Gloucester and Cheltenham; and, Enva director awarded CIWM fellowship

8 April 2021

UK competition body enters Suez/Veolia battle


The UK's Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the latest in a series of derogation notices around Veolia's part ownership of Suez. The CMA issued an initial enforcement order on 1 February 2021 concerning ...

8 April 2021

WRAP to launch Textiles 2030 programme 


Resources charity WRAP will launch its Textiles 2030 programme on 26 April, a voluntary initiative which will aim to “slash the impact” that textiles have on the environment. On the launch day, WRAP will unveil the ‘...

8 April 2021

Cory takes delivery of five waste barges  


Cory Riverside Energy has taken delivery of five waste barges as part of its Thames investment programme. The barges will be able to carry 20 waste containers each, containing a total of 270 tonnes of residual waste. ...

8 April 2021

HMRC awaits landfill fluff appeal verdict


HMRC expects judgement of its appeal against a court ruling which said waste deposited as ‘fluff’ at landfill sites was not liable for tax “within one to two months”.  HMRC’s appeal relates to a long-running dispute it...

8 April 2021

Defra ignores 2020 in setting 2021 WEEE targets


Defra has proposed setting the overall collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2021 at 503,629 tonnes. This represents a slight increase on 2019, which saw compliance schemes collect a total of ...

7 April 2021

Crews still at scene of metal recycling plant fire


Fire crews remain on the site today (7 April) of a fire which occurred at a metal recycling plant owned by Morris Metals in Balby, Doncaster. According to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, eight fire crews were initially ...

7 April 2021

Wiltshire sees 557 missed HWRC appointments in a week


Wiltshire council has urged residents to cancel unwanted appointments at household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs), after more than 500 were missed in a single week last month. The council said that in the week commencing 15 ...

7 April 2021

Contracts signed for Coventry’s in-house MRF


Coventry city council’s in-house materials recycling facility (MRF) took another step forward on 1 April with the signing of contracts to begin its construction. The building of the 175,000 tonnes-per-year capacity facility will...

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