Waste Management Saturday 29 February 2020
28 February 2020

Coronavirus waste disposal advice issued

In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, Public Health England has issued advice to the public on how to deal with potentially infectious waste. However, one clinical expert told letsrecycle.com that so far it was “...


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27 February 2020

News in brief (27/02/20)


With news on: Plymouth’s worst fly-tipper jailed; MP visits FCC Environment’s Eastcroft plant; free bulky waste removal days held by Broxtowe; and, COSLA criticises Scottish budget.

27 February 2020

Operators to be ‘required’ to store clinical waste inside


The Environment Agency has insisted that clinical waste must be stored and handled in a building, under new healthcare waste management guidance due to be published shortly. The regulator said the measure, put out for consultation...

26 February 2020

Veolia consults on North Hampshire ERF


Veolia has unveiled plans to build an energy recovery facility plant in North Hampshire on the site of its existing materials recycling facility (MRF) in Alton. A planning submission is expected to be made for the ERF to Hampshire...

26 February 2020

UK growth boosts Suez’s annual results


Suez today (February 26) credited the Greater Manchester waste contract for helping to bolster its commercial performance in 2019. The waste management, water and energy company posted ‘solid’ annual results for the calendar ...

25 February 2020

Company fined after agency worker loses leg


A South London-based waste management company has been fined £140,000 after an agency worker struck by a moving excavator suffered an amputation of the lower leg. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the worker had...

24 February 2020

Body found in back of Biffa RCV


A man’s body has been found today (24 February) in the back of a Biffa refuse collection vehicle in Camberwell, south London. The vehicle is thought to have been collecting commercial waste from a yard and the circumstances ...

24 February 2020

Surge in people sleeping in bins, research shows


More than a third of waste companies discovered people sleeping in bins within the last 12 months, compared to just 21% in 2014, research suggests. Undertaken by waste management company Biffa, the Open University and the ...

24 February 2020

News in brief (24/02/20)


With news on: Suez named one of UK’s Best Big Companies to Work For; Lowry Hotel to recycle half-used soaps; waste prevention fund available to Liverpool community groups; and, Whitham Mills to supply Leadec with baler.

24 February 2020

Veolia launches scheme to manage abuse


Veolia and West Berkshire council are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the abuse the waste management company's crew receive in their day-to-day work. Once unveiled in West Berkshire, the campaign, called Expect Respect...