kitchen waste collection News

  • MK to combine kitchen and garden waste

    A new waste contract between Milton Keynes Council and environmental services provider Serco will see the introduction of a combined garden and food waste collection. Council cabinet member for environmental services Chris Williams said: “As part of this contract we will see in the summer 2009 the introduction of a combined garden and food waste collection to all homes in the city.” Serco ...

  • DSNY Expands Curbside Food And Yard Waste Recycling Collection

    The New York City Department of Sanitation is again expanding the NYC Organics voluntary curbside food and yard waste recycling program, adding additional neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens this fall. The program offers New Yorkers an easy way to recycle their organic waste, including food, food-soiled paper, and yard debris. “Organic materials make up about a third of our trash. When you ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Public supports separate food waste collections, new report reveals

    Trials offering separate collections of food waste to over 94,000 households have shown high levels of public support for diverting food waste from landfill, WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) revealed this week. Following these trials, some local authorities have already decided to roll out these collections on a permanent basis. Consumer surveys conducted by WRAP showed 78 per cent ...

  • Construction firms boost Recofloor vinyl flooring collections

    Collections of waste vinyl flooring from construction projects through the Recofloor take back scheme are rising as more firms recognise the economic and environmental benefits of recycling. Founded by manufacturers Altro and Polyflor to divert uplifted material and installation offcuts from landfill for use in new products, the scheme is having a significant ...

  • Waste management - making a difference

    “Massive use – they make a huge difference” the comment made by Carol Dean, Business Development Manager, of the Swan brasserie at West Malling in Kent and of the Swan at the Globe Theatre at Bankside in Southwark.This comment was made in relation to Bottle Crushers and RMV Container Presses supplied to the Swan businesses by environmental and recycling specialist, Jarshire Limited. Kitchen staff ...


  • COMPOSTING CONTAINER: COMPOST and WASTE technology

    COMPOST and WASTE technology presents: ENVICONT C600SMobile or stationary fully automatic composting unit with static Procedure for composting of  bio-waste, green-cut, wood, grass, straw, animal bedding, kitchen waste etc. The mobile and stationary composting unit EnviCont C600S supports all those costumers to achieve flexible, fat and cost effective composting of all suitable ...


  • 80,000 Oldham homes recycle food waste

    Oldham residents are recycling food waste thanks to a £400,000 contract with Straight. The recycling and services group has completed the agreement with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to supply 80,000 homes with kitchen caddies, which are to facilitate the collection of food waste from homes. Straight has also supplied the council with 23 litre kerbside ...

  • China's Household Waste Treatment Industry

    The waste treatment industry is a branch of environmental protection industry, which includes three subsectors, namely, industrial waste treatment, hazardous waste treatment and municipal household waste treatment. At present, the waste treatment infrastructure is in serious shortage, and the waste problem has become a main factor that restricts the development of urbanization. Although ...

  • Zero Waste Challenge Returns to 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that it will continue the Zero Waste Challenge for the second year at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The initiative is aimed at controlling materials brought into the event and educating vendors and patrons about proper disposal of materials, so that eventually zero waste is sent to the landfill. In 2013, Waste Management’s goal is to ...


  • Zero Waste Challenge to Launch at 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Waste Management today announced that it will launch its Zero Waste Challenge  – an initiative aimed at educating vendors and patrons about proper disposal of waste, so that eventually zero waste is sent to the landfill – at the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open.  This year, Waste ...


  • Sita trials commercial food waste recycling scheme

    Sita has launched a trial commercial food waste collection and recycling scheme in South London. The new initiative, which began this week, collects food waste from businesses around Croydon and Wimbledon using a special vehicle with dual compartments for glass and food waste. Food waste from businesses is collected in biodegradable ‘kitchen caddy’ sized bags, which are then sealed. The multiple ...

  • High tech waste vacuum technology, a first for the UK

    For the first time in the UK rubbish can be transported through a system of underground vacuum pipes. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground. Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using this system for 30 years and the system is ...

  • Small companies “clueless” about waste recycling regulations

    One year on from the introduction of the WEEE regulations, a survey has found that many smaller businesses are still unaware of the legislation. The poll by free environmental guidance website NetRegs revealed that only 12% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK - including just 10% in Scotland - could name the regulations. The 2006 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ...

  • EC launches debate on the management of bio-waste

    This week the European Commission presented a discussion paper on the management of bio-waste in the European Union. Bio-waste – biodegradable garden, kitchen and food waste – accounts for around one third of municipal waste and has major potential impacts on the environment. When disposed of in landfill sites, it emits methane – a powerful greenhouse gas which is 23 times more potent than carbon ...

  • Waste Management Launches `Greenest Show` Campaign

    Underscoring Waste Management’s (NYSE: WM) commitment to educating and engaging the community about sustainability, the company today announced the launch of its “Greenest Show” promotional campaign in advance of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO).  The “Greenest Show” campaign represents all that Waste Management, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Camda sets up food waste-produced biogas power plant

    With a few finish work to be done, the food waste-produced biogas power plant is set to commence by the end of this year. Camda began to work out the scheme last year and started to build in October of 2010. The plant utilizes food waste collected from restaurants and households to create biogas, which contains 50% to 70% methane, and then the gas is purified to remove hydrogen ...

  • Councils would opt for waste vacuum system if they had more money

    Additional councils would opt for the system that transports waste underground if they had more money, said a Brent Council official. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground (See MRW story). Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using ...

  • Global E-Waste volume hits new peak in 2014

    In 2014, people worldwide discarded all but a small fraction of an estimated 41.8 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electrical and electronic products according to a new United Nations University report. And the volume of e-waste is expected to rise by 21% to 50 million Mt in 2018. According to the report, just two countries — the US and China — discarded nearly one-third of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • `Pay As You Throw` waste schemes encourage household recycling

    New research has concluded that 'Pay As You Throw' waste collection schemes can increase levels of recycling among households, but should be accompanied by effective public information campaigns. Pay As You Throw waste schemes charge households and businesses according to the amount of mixed residual waste they generate. They have been proposed as an effective means of reducing the amount of ...

  • Alpha Waste Solutions set to promote commercial recycling excellence at RWM 2013

    It is an exciting time for recycling products specialist Alpha Waste Solutions, as they prepare to give RWM delegates an exclusive first look at their newest commercial waste management product.  Whilst details of the release are being safely guarded until September, with over 20 years’ experience providing premium recycling products to all commercial sectors, Alpha will surely not ...


    By Alpha Waste Solutions

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