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21 January 2020

RDF tax makes Renewi ELWA contract ‘onerous’

Waste management firm Renewi has said its contract with the East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has become “onerous” due to the Dutch incineration tax and Brexit complications. In a trading update yesterday (20 January), Renewi...


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10 December 2019

LWARB flats project sees recycling rise


Changes in the way recycling banks are managed and promoted have enhanced recycling rates in a housing association development in London by 26%. The jump in recycling has been reported by LWARB – the London ...

10 December 2019

Christmas recycling preparations ramped up


Councils and waste management bodies are ramping up their Christmas preparations, with many announcing changes to collections and issuing advice on what to recycle over the festive period. In Oxfordshire, for example, the county ...

9 December 2019

Labour tops Friends of the Earth test


Friends of the Earth has said that Labour’s manifesto pledges–  along with additional promises it has made – score best on “tackling the climate emergency” when marked against the group’s own manifesto. However the ...

9 December 2019

West Sussex to scrap recycling credits


West Sussex county council will scrap recycling credits next year because they “haven’t driven any significant improvement in recycling performance”. This is despite more than £40 million being spent since they were ...

4 December 2019

Waste arisings slightly up in Greater Manchester


Waste arisings in Greater Manchester rose slightly in the two months after Suez UK took over the waste services on June 1. But, this was offset by an increase in recycling and landfill diversion rates, which rose to almost 48...

4 December 2019

Bexley awards recycling stream contracts


Bexley council has awarded contracts for the processing of different material streams arising from its household, commercial and bring bank collection services. The South East London local authority this week confirmed the ...

3 December 2019

Essex to landfill RDF in wake of Dutch tax


Essex county council has confirmed that around 200,000 tonnes-a-year of refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced at Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s mechanical and biological treatment facility (MBT) are to be sent to landfill. In a statement...

28 November 2019

Carole Taylor to continue as LARAC chair


The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has confirmed that Carole Taylor will continue as chair of the organisation for another two-year term. Ms Taylor – who was appointed chair in 2017 (see

28 November 2019

FCC ‘disappointed’ over Allerdale contract loss


EXCLUSIVE: FCC has expressed "deep disappointment" over the termination of its waste contract with Allerdale borough council, and the manner in which it says the council "conducted itself". The Cumbria council confirmed that ...