Waste Management Friday 17 November 2017
16 November 2017

WISH fire tests ‘positive’ over use of foam and vortex focus

Recent fire tests organised by the waste sector appear to have found new ways to better tackle waste fires, a conference in London heard yesterday. Speaking at the conference on Fire prevention and control in the waste and ...


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3 November 2017

RDF exporters concerned over EU driver rest rules


Companies within the refuse derived fuel (RDF) export sector have expressed concern about the impact of new rules coming into effect in Germany prohibiting lorry drivers from taking long rests in their cabs. Currently, a large ...

1 November 2017

Rotherham consults on collections overhaul


Rotherham council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected, which includes the introduction of larger capacity recycling containers. The council said it wants to hear residents’ views about how...

1 November 2017

Ceredigion looks to build on Welsh recycling ‘success’


The deputy leader of Wales’ top performing council for recycling in 2016/17– Ceredigion – has claimed that the council’s success has been in part down to the use of a commingled recycling system. Annual figures published ...

31 October 2017

Public encouraged to tackle pumpkin waste


Companies and organisations in the waste management sector are encouraging the public to find solutions for their leftover pumpkins this Halloween in an effort to tackle food waste. Oxfordshire residents are being encouraged to ...

31 October 2017

NPL acquires 100% of Avondale Holdings


Whitehead Restoration Limited of Wigan – part of the wider NPL Group – has acquired a 100% shareholding in Avondale Holdings. As part of the acquisition, the company takes over Avondale’s integrated waste management ...

27 October 2017

Charity and news round-up (27/10/2017)


With news on: Mid UK supports breast cancer awareness; Recycling toolkit launched; Warwickshire searches for Recycling Champion; and, Spedian helps Dorset Waste Partnership.

27 October 2017

Northern Ireland reports 50% quarterly recycling rate


Northern Ireland has achieved a municipal recycling and composting rate of 50% for the first time in an individual quarter, according to the latest waste figures published this week. The statistics are the first to be published ...

26 October 2017

Ash adds 5.5% to Welsh recycling rate


EXCLUSIVE: The Welsh Government has reported a recycling rate of 63.8% across Wales for 2016/17, with 5.5% coming from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling. Annual figures published last week (19 October), show the average ...

25 October 2017

London’s West End looks to consolidate waste collections


EXCLUSIVE: Westminster city council and Paper Round have been confirmed as two preferred suppliers to look after commercial waste collections in part of the West End of London. Westminster council’s part in the project ...

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