Waste Management Saturday 23 March 2019
21 March 2019

DS Smith warns of ‘overloaded’ recycling capacity

The UK’s kerbside recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging recycler and manufacturer DS Smith has claimed. The company has today (21 March) published ...


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22 March 2019

Greater Manchester prepares final waste contracts


Major contracts to provide waste management services on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are being finalised and are expected to be awarded to Suez next month. GMCA has today confirmed Suez as its preferred ...

21 March 2019

Bradford campaign slows recycling contamination


A campaign launched to combat recycling contamination in Bradford has seen an improvement in material quality, the council has reported. The council’s campaign follows difficulties at the council’s materials recycling facility...

20 March 2019

See recycling equipment demos at Letsrecycle Live


Details of some of the live recycling equipment demonstrations to feature at the inaugural Letsrecycle Live trade event have been released, with the event now just over two months away. The

20 March 2019

News in brief (20/03/2019)


With news on: Councils join Metal Matters campaign; Veolia and Nestlé partnership; Powerday wood recycling, and; Environment Agency prosecution.

20 March 2019

UK’s largest EfW plant extends permitted capacity


Waste and resources firm Viridor has had a permit application approved by the Environment Agency to increase the capacity of its Runcorn Energy from Waste (EfW) plant by 250,000 tonnes per year. The permit variation increases the ...

19 March 2019

Cost concerns prompt Derbyshire Dales contract changes


Derbyshire Dales council is to consider proposals to switch to a three-weekly collection system for residual waste, under a new waste collections contract to start in 2020. The move has been prompted by concerns over the cost of a...

19 March 2019

Agency recovers £200,000 in Averies waste case


Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been confiscated from a Wiltshire man who ran an illegal waste operation leading to a serious fire at one of his yards. Lee Averies is serving a five-year ban from the waste industry after ...

19 March 2019

Vehicle news round-up (19/03/2019)


With news on: Chambers’ shovel loaders; CTS takes 12 new Dennis Eagle RCVs; Kettering and Corby fleet, and; H&H Volvo investment.

19 March 2019

Organisers highlight Global Recycling Day success


The organisers of Global Recycling Day, which took place yesterday (18 March), have praised the success of the event after people from across the world took part. In its second year, the Global Recycling Day 2019 focused on ‘...

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