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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1 April 2021

Fletchers Waste unveils ‘inflatable skip’


Sheffield-based Fletchers Waste Management today (1 April) launched the “world’s first” inflatable skip, which the company announced can be flat-packed and sent through the post. The InflataSkip is made from flexible PVC and...

1 April 2021

Casepak to process Tewkesbury recyclables


Leicester-based waste management company Casepak has won a contract to process 10,000 tonnes per year of dry, mixed recycling from Tewkesbury borough council.    The three-year contract will see dry, mixed ...

1 April 2021

Liverpool Streetscene Services records 2019/20 loss


Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd recorded a loss after tax of £2.15 million in the 2019/20 financial year, the third consecutive year in which it has posted a loss. Services provided by the company include waste and recycling collections ...

31 March 2021

Brighton to assess impact of PTT collections 


Brighton and Hove city council has launched a study into the feasibility of introducing  a kerbside collection of pots, tubs and trays (PTT), which will assess the carbon and cost impacts of upgrading facilities. The Green ...

31 March 2021

Bucks father and son convicted for burning waste


The Environment Agency has said a father and son have been convicted of storing and setting light to waste at a farm near Amersham. According to statement from the Agency, the father, David Channer, received a six month jail ...

31 March 2021

Suez and Angus council agree extension  


Suez recycling and recovery UK has agreed a 15 month extension to its dry mixed recycling contract with Angus council. The £1.1 million extension will see Suez continue to process 11,000 tonnes of the council's recycling per ...

31 March 2021

Beauparc launches Mountain Recycling


VIDEO REPORT: A new trade waste brand – Mountain Recycling – is being launched on 1 April from the head office of Mid UK in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. Described as the “latest brand to join the UK group of Beauparc companies...

31 March 2021

Covid-19 hits London’s commercial waste sector


The UK has now laboured under some form of Covid-19 restrictions for more than a year. In this special report James Langley looks at the pandemic's impact on commercial waste in central London.

30 March 2021

‘Significant’ fire at Datashredders’ Cambridgeshire plant  


A “significant” fire broke out at a  plant owned by Datashredders at the Eastwood Industrial Estate in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire yesterday (29 March). More than 50 firefighters were called to the scene at 9.53am to find...

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