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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12 February 2020

Reconomy acquires ACM Environmental


Outsourcing specialist Reconomy has today (12 February) announced its latest acquisition, completing a deal for the north London-based waste management firm ACM Environmental. Based in Waltham Abbey, ACM has more than 25 years...

11 February 2020

Biffa achieves financial close on its first EfW


Biffa is set to develop its first energy-from-waste incinerator in the UK after achieving financial close on the Newhurst energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Leicestershire, the company announced today (February 11). The plant is ...

11 February 2020

Renewi seeks alternatives for East London RDF


Renewi’s contracts to send East London's waste to two energy from waste (EfW) facilities in Europe are “under review”, following the introduction of the Dutch RDF import tax, it emerged this week. And, a report from Renewi ...

7 February 2020

Man arrested for illegal burning of waste in Llanelli


A man has been arrested in connection with the illegal burning of waste near Llanelli, according to Natural Resources Wales (NRW), whose officers carried out an investigation into the incident. The unnamed man in question was ...

7 February 2020

News in brief (07/02/20)


With news on: DS Smith sees demand for recycled paper increase 400%; South African Plastics Pact unveiled; Suez reports on Cornwall’s household waste; and, Veolia backs Library of Things.

5 February 2020

Waste fire still burning in derelict Rotherham building


A large fire in a disused building containing baled waste materials on an industrial estate in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, is still ablaze two days after it began. A South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spokesperson told letsrecycle...

5 February 2020

FCC supports Bletchley Park ‘transformation’


The Bletchley Park museum and heritage site, once the top-secret home of the World War Two codebreakers, is set to undergo ‘transformational works’ with support from the FCC Community Foundation. The Foundation awards grants ...

5 February 2020

Lancashire to host waste contract engagement day


Ahead of what will be a rare future infrastructure opportunity for the waste management sector, Lancashire county council is to host an “early engagement” day for a county-backed contract to treat 300,000 tonnes of residual waste.

5 February 2020

Businessman fined for running illegal site


A 64-year-old man has been fined £4,500 for operating a waste recycling site in Telford without an environmental permit. According to a statement from the Environment Agency, Brian Anthony Woods was also ordered to pay £7,101.65...