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18 April 2019

Essex advised to reject second Rivenhall EfW plan

EXCLUSIVE: Councillors on Essex county council’s development committee are being advised to reject planning permission for a second version of the Rivenhall waste management facility. And, Essex county council has today denied ...


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5 April 2019

2019 Awards for Excellence finalists announced


This year’s list of finalists for the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed and includes businesses, individuals, local authorities and community groups. The full list is shown below. Now...

4 April 2019

Defra looks at Strategy impact on council contracts


A Defra official has revealed that the department is currently looking into whether council contracts can be renegotiated in order to meet the ambitions set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy. Melanie Foster, senior official ...

4 April 2019

Valpak takes on Shropshire WEEE contract


Valpak has agreed a two-year contract with Shropshire council for the collection and treatment of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from the county. The deal sees Valpak manage all household WEEE sourced ...

4 April 2019

City Hall ‘sees no need’ for more EfW capacity in London


Any further attempts to develop Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities in London will be challenged by the Mayor of London and his office, the Deputy Mayor for the Environment has said. Shirley Rodrigues was speaking at the London ...

4 April 2019

LWARB project reports 10.7% recycling rate for flats


A crucial project to find ways to boost flats recycling in London found that the recycling rate from 12 estates surveyed was just 10.7%, delegates to the London Conference were told this week. Some sites also had high levels of contamination ...

3 April 2019

West Sussex HWRC fire ‘may burn for days’


A fire at a West Sussex council household waste recycling centre (HWRC) near Chichester may burn ‘for a number of days’, fire crews have warned. UPDATE 4/4/2019: West Sussex council has confirmed that the ...

Somerset 3 April 2019

Four hurt in crash involving Somerset collection vehicle


A serious road traffic incident involving a Somerset Waste Partnership recycling vehicle and a 'tipper truck' on the afternoon of Monday 1 April, saw the county’s air ambulance service taking two of the injured to hospital. The ...

3 April 2019

News in brief (03/04/2019)


With news on: Scottish DRS group; printer cartridge recycling merger; EREMA notes growth, and; Durham HWRC opens. Scottish Government seeks industry DRS input

3 April 2019

Charter review sees Aberdeenshire revisit collection plans


Aberdeenshire council is to revisit kerbside collection options agreed in January as part of the introduction of a new Waste Strategy for the county.  Proposals agreed at the start of the year as part of the strategy included the...

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