Councils Tuesday 24 April 2018
23 April 2018

Commissioning underway at Energy Works, Hull

Hot waste commissioning of the Energy Works energy from waste facility in Hull is to start this week following first firing of the boiler on fuel oil. The waste to be burnt will be delivered to the plant loose as a pre-treated RDF...


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24 April 2018

Somerset launches kerbside collections tender


Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has launched the procurement process to find a kerbside collection contractor to service 250,000 households across the county. The contract, which is for 10 years with an option of a 10 year ...

19 April 2018

Creagh says sector ‘wildly behind’ in communications


Labour’s former shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh has called on local authorities and industry to make better use of public communications budgets to ensure residents know what can be recycled. In particular she urged ...

18 April 2018

European Parliament approves Circular Economy package


The Circular Economy package, with recycling targets and other requirements, has been formally agreed today (18 April) by the European Parliament with only final approval needed by ministers before it becomes law. And, even ...

18 April 2018

Bio Collectors wins West London food waste tender


Bio Collectors has won a £3 million, 10-year contract to transport and treat food waste from the West London Waste Authority and its constituent boroughs. The contract – which started on 1 April 2018 – sees Bio ...

18 April 2018

Finalists chosen for 2018 Awards for Excellence


This year’s list of finalists for the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed, with businesses, community organisations and councils all in the running for accolades. Winners of the ...

17 April 2018

Opposition to DIY waste charges in Surrey


An attempt to scrap charges for DIY waste at recycling centres across Surrey has been blocked by the county council. Charges for disposal of some ‘non-household’ waste items at nine of Surrey’s community recycling centres (...

13 April 2018

Defra emphasises ‘proportionate enforcement’ for bin breaches


Defra has launched a consultation to incorporate guidance on the proportionate and effective use of fixed penalties (civil and criminal) against littering and waste offences. The consultation document explained that negative media...

12 April 2018

Support expressed for in-house services


Councils and organisations have supported the business case for bringing waste services in-house in the wake of a campaign by the ESA over competitive tendering. A recently launched campaign by the Environmental Services ...

11 April 2018

Viridor wins £1.3m Scottish glass contract


Viridor has completed a £1 million upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities. As part of the contract, worth £1.3 million, Viridor will...

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