Waste Management Wednesday 8 July 2020
8 July 2020

Viridor sale completed with Wakelin as chairman

Global investment firm KKR completed its £4.2 billion acquisition of waste firm Viridor from Pennon Group today (8 July). Phil Piddington, who has been Viridor’s managing director since 2016, assumes the role of the company’s...


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18 June 2020

MVV ‘not liable for IBA shipping explosion’


A court has ruled that energy from waste specialist MVV Environment is not liable for an explosion in 2017 on board a ship carrying unprocessed incinerator bottom ash from its facility in Plymouth to the Netherlands. 

17 June 2020

ADEPT survey shows continued recycling disruption


The number of councils reporting no disruption to their recycling collections has fallen again, according the latest survey results by the Association of Directors of Environment, Planning and Transport (ADEPT).  

17 June 2020

Biffa issues barbecue warning after fires


Biffa has issued an alert to the British public about the dangers of putting disposable barbecues and used coals in bins, following a rise in the number of fires being reported in collection vehicles and depots.  

16 June 2020

WRAP unveils changes to £1.5 million textiles fund


Resources charity WRAP has made a number of changes to its £1.5 million fund to support textile recycling projects, in an effort to "streamline the process" and ensure funds can be allocated more quickly.  Launched on 23 March, ...

15 June 2020

ESA writes to Home Secretary over immigration policy


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to express concerns about the impact of the forthcoming immigration rule changes on the waste industry. From 1 January 2021, EU migrants will ...

15 June 2020

Viridor bags Ealing recycling contract


Viridor has been re-awarded a contract to process dry mixed recycling for Ealing council, in a deal worth £10 million over five years. The contact, which came into effect on 6 June, was agreed with the West London Waste Authority...

15 June 2020

‘Learn from COVID-19 campaign to boost recycling’


An advertising campaign along the lines of that used for COVID-19 would get the UK recycling, the House of Lords has been told. The message about a need for recycling publicity came during a Lords' debate on post-COVID-19 recovery...

12 June 2020

Suffolk and FCC to reopen re-use shop


Suffolk county council, FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation have announced that the re-use shop at the Foxhall household waste and recycling centre (HWRC) in Ipswich, will be reopening on June 15th. Limited numbers of...

12 June 2020

News in brief (12/06/20)


With news on: Recresco agrees one-year supply deal with Torfaen; BIR Shredder Committee launches membership survey; Tomra launches products at digital event; and, Stockton-on-Tees issues fines for abuse of bring sites.