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 November 2018

Two boroughs clamp down on illegal HWRC use


Two South West London-based councils have announced a pilot scheme at their household recycling centres which will see those in large vehicles needing to register online, in an attempt to kerb “illegal use”. Starting on ...

15 November 2018

News in brief (14/11/2018)


With news on: Norfolk set for new recycling centres; Jones Bros nears completion of Suez landfill cell; Mayglothing extends corrosive waste capabilities; and, Andusia and Mick George strike RDF deal ...

14 November 2018

Review pushes strong response to organised waste crime


A review into “serious and organised” waste crime ordered by Defra has returned a list of recommendations which include introducing mandatory electronic tracking of waste, and a Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). The results ...

14 November 2018

WRAP hails impact of 2018 Recycle Week


More than 100 local authorities, retailers and brands took part in WRAP’s 2018 Recycle Week, with the resources charity labelling it the best in the event’s 15-year history Retailers and brands involved in the week-long ...

13 November 2018

£8 million WEEE Fund spending outlined


Money from the 2017 WEEE compliance fee will be distributed via an “evidenced-based approach”, the organisation overseeing the funding scheme has said. The compliance fee is made up of a pot of money paid for by Producer ...

12 November 2018

Suez marks 30th anniversary


Waste and resources firm Suez is celebrating 30 years in operation in the UK, following its anniversary last week. Chief executive of Suez, David Palmer-Jones, has said he is “proud” to mark the company’s milestone as one of...

9 November 2018

Investigation ongoing into NI council worker fatality


An investigation is underway into the death of a council worker who was killed in an incident involving a refuse collection vehicle he was working from in Limavady, Northern Ireland earlier this week. The Ambulance Service ...

8 November 2018

Judge rejects a judicial review for Rookery Pit EfW


A protest group in Bedfordshire has failed to obtain a judicial review into the granting of an environmental permit to Covanta, for its Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Rookery Pit, Bedford. The protest group, Bedfordshire ...

7 November 2018

B&M Waste relaunches bin sleeping campaign


B&M Waste is relaunching its annual winter ‘Refuse not Refuge’ campaign, warning of the dangers of sleeping in bins. Launching this month, the campaign is aimed at reducing the number of people seeking refuse in waste ...

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