composting bin News

  • WRAP to stop selling compost bins at the end of September

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme will stop selling compost bins from the end of this month to local authorities. It has stated that a number of local authorities are now subsidising bins themselves and have made the decision based on local circumstances and priorities. A WRAP spokeswoman said: “WRAP’s focus will now be on providing help and advice to existing home composters. The programme ...

  • WRAP`s compost bin subsidies to stop

    Subsidies from the Waste and Resources Action Programme enabling councils to offer cheap home composting bins will stop at the end of September. Industry commentators predicted the end of the subsidised products in January last year when WRAP doubled the cost of the bins. The end also seemed imminent when 30 per cent budget cuts were imposed on WRAP by the Department for Environment Food and ...

  • Commercial compost bin scheme to inherit WRAP’s legacy

    Following news that Waste & Resources Action Programme compost bin subsidies will stop in September, bin manufacturer Straight has launched an identical commercial scheme. The company is offering councils a home delivery programme, which it said the WRAP campaign was initially modelled on. Straight, and its subsidiary Blackwall, supplied more than half the bins used in the WRAP campaign since ...

  • Scotland raises awareness about compost

    The Scottish Government is urging people to help reduce waste during Compost Awareness Week by taking up composting as a greener way of disposing of their garden and kitchen waste. The week runs from 3 May to 9 May and aims to encourage more people to take up home composting by purchasing discounted compost bins through the Waste Aware Scotland Compost at Home campaign. Environment Minister ...

  • Straight response to daily mail wheelie bin campaign

    The Daily Mail’s campaign against wheelie bins is irresponsible, says a leading industry expert. The newspaper is calling on its readers to ask their local council to be given a choice between a wheeled bin, a dustbin or a biodegradable plastic bag.The Daily Mail also claims that councils have achieved high recycling rates ...

  • International Compost Awareness Week Comes To Town!

    A time to get your community up and cheering “the possibilities are endless … compost!”   ...


    By US Composting Council

  • Thermophilic Co-composting of Human Wastes in Haiti

    Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is an organization that has been working on ecological sanitation in Haiti since 2006 and, in 2009, developed the nation's first waste treatment site to treat human faeces using thermophilic co-composting. Since the earthquake in 2010, SOIL has developed a composting design that eliminates pathogens and creates a re-usable nutrient-rich compost. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • NYC aims to require composting of food scraps

    Legions of apartment dwellers will soon be asked - and may eventually be ordered - to start collecting food scraps for composting, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest bid to make the Big Apple greener. After launching a test program recently in 3,500 Staten Island homes and some Manhattan apartment buildings, city officials said Monday they planned to expand it to 100,000 houses and high-rise ...


    By Associated Press

  • Alpha to launch Cervic metal bin range at RWM 2013

    Acknowledging that organisations’ recycling requirements are constantly evolving, Alpha Waste Solutions does not stand still when it comes to product innovation.  The commercial recycling specialists are set to launch a new series of metal bins at RWM 2013 (10-12 September), to satisfy clients’ increasing demand for a heavy duty recycling product that is ...


    By Alpha Waste Solutions

  • Getting waste out of the bin: Friends of the Earth`s new report

    Research examining the main components of residual waste - the waste left over after reuse, recycling and composting - has identified the measures needed at local authority, central Government and EU level to increase recycling. The Friends of the Earth research, published today alongside a briefing for councils, recommends promoting Freecycle and social reuse of furniture, improving facilities ...


    By Friends of the Earth

  • Lack of guidance on home composting leads to increase in rats, say industry experts

    More rats are becoming attracted to home composters because people do not know how to use them properly, say industry experts. National Pest Technician Association board member Barrie Sheard told MRW that he supports home composting 100 per cent but some people are not using them properly which attracts rats. He said: ...

  • Recycling and Composting Drive Success of Diversion and Recovery Goals at 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

      TEMPE, Ariz., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management officially announced today the final diversion and recovery percentages as part of the Zero Waste Challenge from this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) PGA TOUR tournament. More than 97 percent of waste generated by the tournament was diverted from ...


  • BioCycle - mechanical biological treatment trends

    COMPOSTING mixed municipal solid waste has a long tradition in Germany. In 1953, the first large-scale facilities in Baden- Baden and Blaubeuren started operating, followed later by plants in Heidelberg, Duisburg and other locations across the western part of Germany. Facilities were being opened to provide alternatives to landfilling MSW, and to produce compost for agricultural use. The quality ...


    By BACKHUS

  • Legacy vital to success of zero waste Olympics

    Sustainable packaging made from plants is set to play a major role at the London Olympics but it will all be for nothing if brand owners, waste management companies and event organisers fail to build on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is the warning of bioeconomy consultants and advisers to the London Olympics, NNFCC. On the 27th of July the eyes of the world are set to descend on ...


    By NNFCC

  • Straight reveals 11% revenue increase for 2009

    Waste container supplier Straight has revealed an 11% increase in revenue for the year ended 31 December 2009 in its preliminary results. Group turnover has risen to £28.3 million up from 2008’s figure of £25.4 million. Straight chief executive  Jonathan Straight said: “I am delighted. I think we worked very hard in 2008 to fix problems in 2007 and 2008, so 2009 has ...

  • Mansfield to raise awareness of potential fines to stop cross-contamination of garden waste

    Residents in Mansfield are being warned that they could face fixed penalty fines of £100 and/or have their bin removed if they are found to be deliberately placing incorrect items into their brown garden waste bin. The move comes as Mansfield District Council has had four bin lorries full of garden waste rejected at the disposal point because the waste was intermingled with a large amount of the ...

  • Airlift Separator Featured in WHEN Magazine

    Ned Foley of Royersford, Pennsylvania (USA) said that one of the things that has helped his business to grow is his use of an Airlift Separator. “With the amount of plastics that there are in food and wood waste, I couldn’t do what I do without this piece of equipment,” he said. “Even though we work diligently to train the folks that bring us yard waste and food ...

  • EPA Honors Adobe for Eliminating Waste at Corporate HQ

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today at a ceremony honored Adobe with its 2012 Zero Waste Advocate award for the company’s waste management program that diverts 100 percent of solid waste from its San Jose, Calif. headquarters facility from landfills. “Office waste is a significant part of the Bay Area’s trash and landfills across the country,” said Jared ...

  • NPTA still insist of no direct link between AWCs and rats

    There is still no direct link between alternate weekly collections and an increase in rat population, pest controllers say. Speaking to MRW National Pest Technician Association chairman Barrie Sheard said: “We haven’t changed our mind. There is no direct link between alternate weekly collections and this problem. But if AWCs are not managed by supervisors properly or the public leave their bin ...

  • Busch Systems Introduces NEW Waste Watcher

    Small Areas? No Problem!Busch Systems is proud to introduce our New Waste Watcher. The Waste Watcher if fully customizable with choices of openings, variety of colors and labels. It also comes standard with internal bag hooks creating a streamline look with no visible bag. The Waste Watcher is available with a locking lid and a secure paper slot for document destruction. The Waste Watcher is ...

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