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


20 June 2018

Plastic bags ‘boost’ Bucks food waste collections


Buckinghamshire’s waste authority has reported a surge in food waste recycling since the launch of a campaign last summer. And, the authority has also indicated that one factor in the increase is likely to have been the approval...

20 June 2018

Organics: Quality, Quality, Quality


OPINION: Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), pushes the quality message. You will have heard the Organics Recycling Group (ORG) of the REA beat this drum many times in the past, but there ...

15 June 2018

ADBA points to biomethane for vehicles


Biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) is “the only practical means of decarbonising HGVs, buses, and other large vehicles”, according to the head of the UK’s AD industry association. Writing for

8 June 2018

Mayor sets 50% target for London’s LAs


The Mayor’s London Environment Strategy has set a target for 50% of local authority collected waste in London to be recycled by 2030, in order to help reach an overall 65% municipal target. This sets local authorities in London...

8 June 2018

Barnet to terminate separate food waste collections


Barnet council has confirmed it will discontinue separate collections for food waste in the borough, which it said cost around £300,000 per annum. The proposal was one of a number of measures approved at a meeting of the council...

17 May 2018

Epping rewards flats residents who waste less food


Residents in 1,600 flats in the Epping Forest district council area are to be rewarded with vouchers if they waste less food. Incentives business Local Green Points, explained today (17 May) that the authority had launched a new ...

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Central Beds opts against three-weekly residual waste service


Central Bedfordshire council has committed to introducing a separate food waste collection service for householders, as well as exploring options for the introduction of a separate collection for glass. However, the council has ...

15 May 2018

ADBA welcomes higher tariffs


The trade association for the anaerobic digestion sector in the UK has described the restoring of the higher tariff levels for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) as a ‘vital boost’ to UK’s ability to produce renewable energy through AD...

8 May 2018

Compost Awareness Week 2018 kicks off


International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) has returned this year, from 6 – 12 of May, with councils reminding residents of the value of recycling and composting, with competitions and giveaways. And, Jeremy Jacobs, technical ...

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