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 “...


With the latest news on issues affecting the waste management sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


21 February 2020

Surrey Eco Park in final stages of testing


Suez UK said this week its Eco Park plant in Surrey is making "steady progress", with the final stages of testing for the anaerobic digestion (AD) facility and hot commissioning of the gasification facility currently underway. A ...

20 February 2020

Textiles ‘dumped’ abroad prompts TRA warning


The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has called for “better regulation” in the sector following an ITV report which showed several tonnes of imported textile waste dumped in Ghana. ITV News published a report earlier ...

20 February 2020

Wheelabrator scraps Hampshire EfW


Wheelabrator Technologies has announced today, 20 February, that it will “no longer proceed” with plans for a 500,000 tonne per year capacity energy from waste (EfW) plant in Hampshire. The follows a ‘strategic review’ the...

20 February 2020

Immigration points system could hit waste workforce


EXCLUSIVE: The waste and recycling sector could be hit by a shortage of workers as a result of the government’s points-based immigration system, industry figures have told letsrecycle.com. However, some also said that ...

19 February 2020

News in brief (19/02/20)


With news on: Biffa extends contract with pub firm; Bucks firm fined after forklift incident; Egbert Taylor replaces wet paint on Worcester bins; Westminster launches school recycling scheme

19 February 2020

HSE issues warning over threatening behaviour


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned threatening behaviour will not be tolerated after an incident during an inspection of a Teesside waste and recycling site in August 2019. In a statement this morning (19 February), ...

18 February 2020

NWH Group acquires Armstrong Waste Management


NWH Group has acquired Armstrong Waste Management Limited, the waste management division of industrial services contractor the Armstrong Group, for an undisclosed fee. The Scottish waste management firm says its acquisition of the...

18 February 2020

Cylinders factor in Beddington breaches


Viridor’s Beddington energy from waste plant briefly exceeded limits on carbon monoxide emissions on twelve separate occasions between April and November 2019. Gas cylinders in the waste stream and changes in the waste ...

17 February 2020

Urbaser to introduce Waltham Forest changes


A kerbside collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), textiles and batteries will be rolled out in Waltham Forest next month. Effective from 2 March the changes will see more than 75% of households have a new ...