Organics Friday 18 January 2019
11 January 2019

Companies vie for Essex organic waste work

Essex county council and Southend-on-Sea borough council have taken steps forward in the award of contracts to handle garden and food waste worth up to £32 million. Nine companies have been appointed to a framework of providers ...


This section shows the latest news article with past stories relevant to the organics sector including composting, food waste, AD and IVC processing.Or


21 November 2018

Keenan Recycling enters English market


Scottish organic waste management company, Keenan Recycling, has announced plans to enter the English market by offering food waste collections to businesses across the North East. The Scottish-based company announced the plans ...

22 October 2018

Severn Trent secures permit for Derby AD plant


Severn Trent Green Power has been granted an environmental permit for a food waste anaerobic digestion facility in Derby – designed to process up to 48,500 tonnes of food waste per year. The site is located on land within the ...

1 October 2018

Gove signals boost for waste sector investment


Environment secretary Michael Gove has signalled that the government could implement measures to encourage investment in waste management technologies in its forthcoming waste strategy – news which has been long-awaited by the sector.

25 September 2018

Co-op to roll-out compostable carrier bags


The Co-op has announced its plans to roll-out single use compostable carrier bags to almost 1,400 of its food stores. The retailer explained that after the bags are used to carry shopping, they can then be reused as food waste ...

20 September 2018

Compost quality ‘to improve’ with PAS 100 revisions


Revisions to make the compost quality standard – PAS 100 – “more robust” came into effect yesterday (19 September). Changes to the standard include a new clause to make clear the existing requirements for compost producers...

14 September 2018

North Yorks councils face cuts to recycling credits


District and borough councils in North Yorkshire may look to increase the charge for their garden waste collections due to changes in the way the county council issues recycling credits. Last week, North Yorkshire county council ...

3 September 2018

Renewi exits from UK organics sector


Renewi announced today (3 September) that it has completed a “strategic exit” from the UK organics sector with the sale of its 50% share in the Energen Cumbernauld anaerobic digestion facility in Scotland. The waste management...

30 August 2018

Severn Trent swoops for Agrivert in £120m deal


Organics recycling firm Agrivert is to be bought by the utilities company Severn Trent in a deal totalling £120 million, the two companies have announced today (30 August). The deal covers five food waste anaerobic digestion...

3 August 2018

Defra strategy ‘will not require’ food waste collections


Defra is set to exclude mandatory food waste collections by local authorities as a policy proposal for its forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy. Following a recent meeting between the Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable ...

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