News Friday 7 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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26 April 2021

Viridor strikes Dunbar IBA processing deal


Viridor has announced a five-year contract with incinerator bottom ash (IBA) specialist Rock Solid Processing for the treatment of 65,000 tonnes per annum of material from the Dunbar energy recovery facility. The waste company ...

26 April 2021

Ward invests £2 million to upgrade vehicle fleet 


Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling company Ward has unveiled £2 million worth of investment in 21 vehicles. The vehicles range from skip and tipper lorries, articulated lorries, trailers and 8 wheelers designed for ...

23 April 2021

Northern Ireland’s waste figures spark EfW call


Waste volumes in Northern Ireland rose by 9.2% in the final quarter of 2020 (October to December), when compared with the same period in 2019. Statistics released by the Northern Ireland Executive yesterday (22 April) show that ...

23 April 2021

Agency clarifies gypsum landfill rules


The Environment Agency has moved to clarify the rules for waste holders who intend to send gypsum-based waste to landfill. On 21 April the enforcement body updated its guidance on how to dispose of waste to landfill to remind ...

23 April 2021

Organics recyclers report increased compost demand


Organics recyclers are reporting a boom in compost demand, with some product being sold more than “three times over” when compared to previous years. While spring is always a busy time of year for the organics sector, ...

23 April 2021

Awards for Excellence deadline extended


The entry deadline for the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been extended to 7 May.  Applications from councils, waste management companies and the third sector are now being accepted for an ...

23 April 2021

Scottish parties unveil waste policies


With the Scottish Parliamentary elections taking place on 6 May 2021, looks at the top five parties by current share of seats and their policies for waste and recycling. The elections will take place to ...

22 April 2021

HMRC wins appeal over 2020 landfill fluff ruling


The Court of Appeal has today (22 April) unanimously allowed an appeal by HMRC against a ruling last year which said waste deposited as fluff at landfill sites was not taxable. In a decision handed down this morning, three judges...

22 April 2021

Welsh online repair directory launches


An online directory which allows Welsh residents to find repair shops has been launched by Resource Efficiency Wales and a string of partner councils. The 

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