News Saturday 4 July 2020
3 July 2020

UROC announces new national chairs  

Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has announced the appointment of three national chairs for England, Wales and Scotland.  The announcement comes on what the trade association is dubbing ‘Independents Day’, which celebrates the contribution independent waste and resource operators make, especially in ...

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24 June 2020

Minister Edwin Poots visits Bryson collection team  


The Northern Irish environment minister, Edwin Poots, visited Bryson Recycling last week to see the company’s approach to recycling and “listen to the potential economic opportunities for the waste industry”. The ...

24 June 2020

‘Separate paper call’ as Gerritsen steps up at DS Smith


Paper recycling and mill group DS Smith has today (24 June) announced the appointment of Rogier Gerritsen as managing director of its recycling division. And, in his first message on his appointment, Mr Gerritsen has urged the ...

24 June 2020

Waste wood exports fall by 39% in 2019


Exports of waste wood from the UK fell by 39% in 2019, a survey from the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) shows, as demand from the domestic panel board and biomass sector increased. The annual statistics give the clearest ...

24 June 2020

News in brief (24/06/20)


With news on: Buckinghamshire re-opens reuse shop; Carlisle city waste crews pleased with new technology; Veolia to contribute to living wall; Reef secures NHS waste contract.

23 June 2020

Newcastle makes progress with waste strategy


VIDEO REPORT: Newcastle city council says it has made progress in becoming a greener and more sustainable city, a year on from announcing its new waste strategy. The large north east England local authority, which has a population...

23 June 2020

Geminor granted permit for Hull MRF


The Environment Agency has granted waste fuel specialist Geminor a permit for a 150,000 tonnes per year capacity materials recycling facility (MRF) in Hull. Once operational, the facility is to accept dry mixed municipal waste to ...

23 June 2020

Recycling services up but food waste suffers


The number of councils reporting a fully operational recycling service is beginning to improve after two weeks of increased disruption. The improvement data comes in the eleventh set of survey results published this week by the Association of...

23 June 2020

Defra surveys waste industry again on Covid-19


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a further survey seeking to understand the impacts of Covid-19 on the waste industry. Aimed at waste businesses of all sizes, the survey takes around 30...

23 June 2020

Exeter warns residents about low quality textiles


Exeter residents have been urged to dispose of clothes responsibly after bags of old garments were left dumped next to clothing banks. The council has also warned that there is "currently no market for rags", with countries like ...