General Thursday 21 February 2019
19 February 2019

Call for ‘collaboration’ in Strategy responses

Businesses and trade bodies in the waste and resources sector have responded to the launch of Defra’s anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy consultations yesterday (18 February) and called for a collaborative approach to waste policy.

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20 December 2018

Draft bill sets out ‘environment watchdog’ details


Defra has published its draft Environment Bill, which sets out how the government will be held accountable on environmental principles once the UK leaves the European Union. The draft, published yesterday (December 19),  sets...

14 December 2018

Investigation launched after fatality at Poole waste site


An investigation is underway into the death of a man at FDS Waste Services in Mannings Heath Road in Poole yesterday (13 December). Dorset Police was called to the scene at 11.30am to reports of an “industrial incident...

10 December 2018

Equipment news round-up (10/12/18)


With news on: a new shredder for Eco; Hiab launches crane upgrade; Ash Waste Management looks to transform fleet management; and, Luxus invests in compounding line.

6 December 2018

Amey worker killed after refuse lorry collision


An investigation is underway into the death of an Amey refuse collection worker in Northolt, Ealing, on Tuesday (4 December). The man, in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision with a refuse lorry.

4 December 2018

Agency consults on further charging proposals


The Environment Agency has launched a consultation into further charging proposals following changes implemented in April 2018 on environmental permits. The further changes are designed to add clarity to existing charging schemes...

27 November 2018

Fines for householders but delays on exemptions


Financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to ensure they give their waste to a licensed carrier have moved a step closer this week as legislation is laid in parliament. The announcement from Defra yesterday...

26 November 2018

Birmingham RCV driver jailed for fatal collision


A Birmingham 'bin lorry' driver has been jailed following a collision which left a schoolgirl with fatal injuries last year. On the morning of Friday 7 July 2017 a coach, carrying 21 students from John Taylor High School in Barton...

26 November 2018

News in brief (26/11/2018)


With news on: Newport HWRC shop records best month; Coral Products picks up business award; Gaskells steps up homelessness campaign; and, Tesco and WWF partner on 'sustainability' ...

21 November 2018

Biffa welcomes ‘solid’ half year results


Biffa today reported half year results to 28 September 2018 (H1) with net revenue up 4.2% to £501.8m compared with the same period last year. Operating profit after tax fell marginally to £24.9m. The company’s recently ...

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