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27 January 2020

35-under-35 achievers praised at awards event


High-achieving under 35-year-olds from across the recycling and waste sector have been recognised for their successes in 2019, at an awards ceremony in London. The successes were highlighted at the annual '35-under-35 awards scheme' – ...

24 January 2020

North Ayrshire approves Doveryard EfW


North Ayrshire council has granted waste management company Doveryard Ltd permission to build a 180,000 tonnes per annum capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Irvine. The plant, sited at the Oldhall West Industrial Estate, ...

24 January 2020

Norfolk to reduce waste sent to Great Blakenham


Norfolk county council has come to an agreement with Suffolk county council which will allow for some of its residual waste to continue to be treated as part of the latter’s waste contract with Suez. While the current ...

23 January 2020

East Northants praises kerbside WEEE collections


East Northamptonshire council says it has gathered approximately 13 tonnes of small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) since a weekly kerbside collection was launched last month. On 09 December, the council announced...

22 January 2020

Portsmouth ‘prioritises’ food waste over plastics


Portsmouth city council has today (January 22) announced plans to ‘prioritise’ the recycling of food waste over plastics in the wake of 42 containers of plastic waste being returned to the UK by Malaysia. On Monday (20 January...

22 January 2020

News in brief (22/01/20)


With news on: Worn Again Technologies launches pilot R&D facility; MEPs call for common charger; company sentenced for breaking tyre storage laws; and, Cardiff to fine residents who recycle incorrectly.

22 January 2020

Bracknell to collect food to combat ‘climate impact’


Bracknell Forest council has proposed implementing a weekly food waste collection from 5 October 2020 ‘in response to climate change’. The measures are to be voted on by executive councillors at their meeting next week on ...

22 January 2020

Biffa awarded Winchester collection deal


EXCLUSIVE: Biffa has been awarded an eight-year contract worth more than £4.5 million per annum to continue the provision of municipal waste and recycling collection services to Winchester city council. The move comes after a ...

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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