Waste Management Friday 14 December 2018
14 December 2018

Stroud welcomes ‘most-improved recycler’ tag

Stroud district council – which saw the biggest improvement in its recycling rate for the last financial year – has put its increase down to a revamp of its collection service. That’s according to Councillor Simon Pickering...


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6 December 2018

Convenience ‘key’ to DRS success, Recoup suggests


A survey carried out by Recoup has found that 20% of participants would not be willing to travel to return their drinks containers as part of a deposit return scheme. The result was part of consumer insight research by plastics ...

5 December 2018

Beauparc continues UK expansion with AWM deal


Irish-owned business Beauparc Group has continued its expansion into the UK market, with the acquisition of the Leeds waste management firm Associated Waste Management Ltd, announced today (5 December). AWM is an established waste...

5 December 2018

Powerday boosts SRF production at West London site


Powerday has announced it is now producing solid recovered fuel (SRF) after completing a £2m upgrade to its materials recycling facility at Old Oak Sidlings in West London. Following on from initial testing, the London-based ...

4 December 2018

Agency consults on further charging proposals


The Environment Agency has launched a consultation into further charging proposals following changes implemented in April 2018 on environmental permits. The further changes are designed to add clarity to existing charging schemes...

4 December 2018

RDF experts highlight implications of Brexit


Brexit uncertainty was a key topic discussed during the first session of the annual RDF Conference in London last week (29 November). Implications were raised by Harriet Parke of resource consultancy Eunomia, the secretariat of ...

3 December 2018

Piddington sees opportunities in waste strategy


The forthcoming waste strategy is set to offer “great opportunities” for the waste management sector, the new chair of the Environmental Services Association has declared. The upbeat message came last Friday from Phil ...

3 December 2018

Northern Ireland reports rising recycling rate


The percentage of local authority collected household waste recycled, reused, or composted in Northern Ireland jumped by 3.7 percentage points to 48.1% in 2017/18, latest figures have suggested. The 48.1% recycling and composting...

30 November 2018

Funding secured for Bridgwater EfW plant


Infrastructure investor, Equitix, and environmental investment firm Iona Capital, have announced the planned development of a £72 million energy from waste facility in Bridgwater, Somerset. The 7.7MW Resource Recovery facility ...

29 November 2018

Suffolk considers refinancing Great Blakenham EfW


Suffolk county council will consider plans to re-finance the contract for its Energy from Waste facility at Great Blakenham. In a meeting next week (4 December), the council’s full cabinet will decide if it wants to back the ...

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