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  • Wealden council issues RCV tender for kerbside collection expansion

    Wealden council issues RCV tender for kerbside collection expansion

    Wealden District Council has issued a GBP£1.5m tender notice for up to ten new refuse collection vehicles, in order to extend its kerbside recycling service across the district. The three year contract calls for 26 tonne ‘twin ...

  • Industry approves of Spelman`s waste policy review

    Industry approves of Spelman`s waste policy review

    Industry figures have welcomed the Government’s decision to undertake a review of waste policy, announced by the environment secretary Caroline Spelman last week. The waste review will focus on creating a zero-waste economy, increasing public ...

  • Budget: Defra and DECC could face further 20-25% cuts

    Budget: Defra and DECC could face further 20-25% cuts

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could face 20-25% cuts in addition to already announced spending cuts, said Chancellor George Osborne today in the Government’s ...

  • Supreme Court throws out Ardagh Glass appeal

    Supreme Court throws out Ardagh Glass appeal

    A five year dispute over the legality of the Quinn Glass plant has been settled, after an appeal against the ‘unlawful’ granting of retrospective planning permission for the site was thrown out by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ...

  • Industry concerned over not enough focus on energy, waste and recycling in the budget

    Industry concerned over not enough focus on energy, waste and recycling in the budget

    The Government’s Budget announcement today (22 June) has provoked concern from the waste and recycling, and energy industries. Chancellor George Osborne announced a Budget which he said “ensured the burden was fairly shared” with ...

  • Welsh assembly unveils new waste strategy

    Welsh assembly unveils new waste strategy

    A zero waste strategy has been launched by the Welsh Assembly Government containing a 70% recycling and composting target. Towards Zero Waste is an update of the Welsh Assembly’s 2002 Wise About Waste strategy, which provides a policy framework to ...

  • WRAP launches guide and tool for designing out waste

    WRAP launches guide and tool for designing out waste

    A design guide and online tool aimed at helping civil engineers to ‘design out’ waste from construction projects has been launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The Designing out Waste: a design team guide for ...

  • Record fine for illegal scrap yard

    Record fine for illegal scrap yard

    Operators of a scrap metal yard have been fined £315,000 after an investigation revealed the site did not have the environmental permits to handle hazardous wastes from vehicles. The fine is a record under the Proceeds of Crime Act for end-of-life ...

  • Leicestershire shortlists two for £137m PFI deal

    Leicestershire shortlists two for £137m PFI deal

    Leicestershire County Council has shortlisted two companies to compete for its £137m private finance initiative waste contract. Veolia Environmental Services (VES) and Osiris, a consortium made up of United Utilities Waste Management, Costain ...

  • Communities secretary orders repeal of support for alternate weekly collections

    Communities secretary orders repeal of support for alternate weekly collections

    Communities secretary Eric Pickles has ordered the Audit Commission to stop encouraging the uptake of alternate weekly collection (AWCs) schemes by local authorities. Pickles will formally write to the Commission – an independent watchdog which ...

  • New director of environment and business at the EA

    New director of environment and business at the EA

    The Environment Agency (EA) has announced a new director of environment and business, who will take responsibility for ensuring that companies work to protect the environment. Ed Mitchell, who has previous experience in the public and private ...

  • Defra slashes 5% of WRAP`s budget with more expected to come

    Defra slashes 5% of WRAP`s budget with more expected to come

    More than £2.4m has been cut from the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s budget by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In an interview with MRW this week at the Futuresource exhibition, environment minister Lord Henley ...

  • East Hampshire joins with Winchester for multi-million pound waste and refuse services contract

    East Hampshire joins with Winchester for multi-million pound waste and refuse services contract

    East Hampshire District Council and Winchester City Council have issued a tender worth upwards of £110m. The contract will be split into two lots totalling between £110,150,000 and £195,950,000. Lot one is for household waste, recycling and garden ...

  • Viridor’s MBT plans refused

    Viridor’s MBT plans refused

    A proposed mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant planned for Cheshire has been refused planning permission by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The plans had been submitted by waste management firm Viridor, and were designed to see all of ...

  • Future landfill shortages and legislation will drive EfW investment, says waste expert

    Future landfill shortages and legislation will drive EfW investment, says waste expert

    The UK waste management industry is heading for a ‘perfect storm’ of factors that will drive investment in advanced energy from waste (EfW) technologies, the advisor to the Mayor of London told Futuresource. Ecolateral director Peter ...

  • Veolia launches second waste manifesto

    Veolia launches second waste manifesto

    Commingled collections and incentivised recycling are two key areas Veolia Environmental Services will be focusing on going forward as announced in their second waste manifesto. Launched at waste management event Futuresource, the Waste Manifesto ...

  • Caroline Spelman announces review of government waste policy

    Caroline Spelman announces review of government waste policy

    Caroline Spelman – Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a review of Government waste policy so the UK can go “faster and further” in-line with the ‘new ...

  • CEN head describes UK waste management policy is a “total mess”

    CEN head describes UK waste management policy is a “total mess”

    Waste policy in this country is in a “total mess” and there is “a lot for Caroline Spelman to do”, according to the head of the Conservative Environment Network, Peter Ainsworth. Speaking at Futuresource 2010 at ...

  • Futuresource exhibition opens

    Futuresource exhibition opens

    An estimated 9,000 attendees from across the UK and Europe are expected to attend the three day Futuresource waste management exhibition, which opened at ExCeL London yesterday. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and ...

  • Severnside win contract to manage Defra`s waste

    Severnside win contract to manage Defra`s waste

    Severnside has won a contract to manage the waste produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  (Defra) from its 157 sites. Announced at waste management conference Futuresource today (16 June), Severnside will handle a ...