Waste Management Monday 30 March 2020
28 March 2020

WISH issues waste and COVID-19 advisory document

The UK’s Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) has published a draft advice document about managing COVID-19 (coronavirus) risks in the context of a range of waste management activities. The document, released on Friday ...


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27 March 2020

HSE adds to national coronavirus guidance


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a bulletin of the latest information and guidance pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic which will be of relevance to the waste and recycling sector. The bulletin from the HSE ...

27 March 2020

Recycling Association makes collections plea to Defra


The chief executive of the Recycling Association has called on Defra to ensure recycling collections from households are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Simon Ellin made his plea yesterday (26 March) in a letter ...

26 March 2020

UROC calls for landfill tax deferral


Skip hire and waste sector trade association UROC has this week called for the landfill tax to be deferred or reduced to improve cash flow among waste businesses and help reduce ...

26 March 2020

Competent managers ‘still a requirement’


WAMITAB has issued updated guidance on the positions of Technically Competent Managers (TCMs) at waste sites during this period of coronavirus restrictions. Anyone who operates any form of waste activity must have appropriately ...

26 March 2020

‘The time for action is now’ – Neil Grundon


In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority, but it’s also important to look to the future.

25 March 2020

Defra works on cross-sector approach to pandemic


Trade associations and Defra have been discussing a cross-sector approach to handling waste management in the light of the current coronavirus crisis. A call for everyone within the industry to work together is expected to be made...

25 March 2020

WasteCare confirms full service during epidemic


Specialist waste management and recycling business WasteCare has confirmed that it is running a full service to support critical businesses, including the hazardous waste sector, during the coronavirus epidemic. Peter Hunt, ...

25 March 2020

Waste associations issue coronavirus updates


The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has called for members of the global waste community to do all they can to ensure that waste management services do not suffer or collapse during the coronavirus crisis. And, a ...

25 March 2020

Union urges LGA to clarify role of refuse workers


The GMB union has called on the Local Government Association (LGA)  to spell out how refuse staff can safely provide an "essential service" while meeting social distancing requirements.  Refuse workers have been identified as '...