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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17 February 2020

Clearabee expands with SKIPBAG acquisition


On-demand waste clearance company Clearabee has acquired Derbyshire-based skip hire services firm SKIPBAG for an undisclosed fee. Launched in 1999 by brothers Lance and Jim Chapman, SKIPBAG claims to have been one of the first ...

17 February 2020

Reuse rates jump in 2019, says Reuse Network


Reuse charities and social enterprises prevented 125,000 tonnes of household furniture and electrical items from going to landfill in 2019, up 4% on the previous year. The numbers come from the Reuse Network in its 2019 Impact ...

14 February 2020

HZI claims ‘highest efficiency’ for Newhurst EfW


Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI), which has been selected to build Biffa’s 350,000 tonne per-year capacity energy from waste facility in Leicestershire, said this week that the plant will have one of the

14 February 2020

Eustice welcomed by waste industry


Figures from across the waste and recycling industry have all welcomed the appointment of George Eustice as Environment Secretary, expressing optimism that his time spent as a Defra minister will serve him well. Mr Eustice was ...

13 February 2020

REPIC names chief exec as Burrows-Smith moves on


Louise Grantham has been appointed as the new chief executive of REPIC, replacing the outgoing Mark Burrows-Smith. Ms Grantham will move into the role in March, when Mr Burrows-Smith moves to become group chief executive of ...

13 February 2020

Suez expands Great Blakenham capacity


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK has had an application accepted by the Environment Agency to increase the annual capacity of its Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Great Blakenham by 26,000 tonnes. The plant will now be able to ...

13 February 2020

East Lothian procurement delayed by DRS


East Lothian council is to extend its recycling collection contract with Biffa after the process of procuring a new contract was delayed by the need to examine the impact of Scotland’s planned deposit return scheme (DRS). The ...

13 February 2020

Drop in 2019 RDF exports confirmed


Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the UK fell by 13% in 2019, according to a report released by environmental consultancy Footprint Services. Based on official Environment Agency statistics, the report showed that the ...

12 February 2020

People news round-up (12/02/19)


With news on: Valpak appoints director of new business; Martin Crow for O.C.O Technology programme; manager appointed at Piddlehinton AD plant; and, Keenan Recycling announces circular economy ambassador.