Waste Management Friday 6 December 2019
6 December 2019

Sweden confirms EfW tax from April 2020

The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on “waste that is burnt”, which will include refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK.   The tax was passed by the Swedish government on ...


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4 December 2019

Waste arisings slightly up in Greater Manchester


Waste arisings in Greater Manchester rose slightly in the two months after Suez UK took over the waste services on June 1. But, this was offset by an increase in recycling and landfill diversion rates, which rose to almost 48...

4 December 2019

Bexley awards recycling stream contracts


Bexley council has awarded contracts for the processing of different material streams arising from its household, commercial and bring bank collection services. The South East London local authority this week confirmed the ...

3 December 2019

Essex to landfill RDF in wake of Dutch tax


Essex county council has confirmed that around 200,000 tonnes-a-year of refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced at Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s mechanical and biological treatment facility (MBT) are to be sent to landfill. In a statement...

3 December 2019

News in brief (03/12/19)


With news on: Grundon releases Wimbledon recycling statistics; Enva to double capacity of recycling facility; Eco Sustainable Solutions appoint accountants; Smurfit Kappa launch eco-friendly toys. Grundon releases Wimbledon recycling ...

3 December 2019

Energy firm announces Dorset EfW plans


Dorset-based energy company Powerfuel Portland has announced plans to build a £100 million Energy from Waste (EfW) plant on an industrial site on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The company explained that the proposed facility ...

2 December 2019

Carpet recycling body hits back at UKWIN report


The trade body for carpet recyclers has hit back at a report which claimed the amount of carpets being sent for energy recovery is being “hidden”. On Thursday, 28 November, a joint investigation from UKWIN with Changing ...

2 December 2019

Mixed reaction to England’s 2018/19 recycling rate


There has been a mixed reaction from across the waste industry to the figures released by Defra last week (November 28) which showed that England’s household recycling rate edged upwards. As reported by letsrecycle.com ...

2 December 2019

Palmer-Jones gains Suez promotion


The chief executive of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK, David Palmer-Jones, has been promoted to group senior executive VP for Northern Europe at the company. In his new role, Mr Palmer-Jones will be responsible for SUEZ’s ...

29 November 2019

RDF markets facing challenge of Dutch tax


The refuse derived fuel market faces a period of uncertainty in coming months, a conference held in London yesterday (29 November) was told by a number of speakers. Jacob Hayler, executive director of Environmental Services ...