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  • Noise abatement with waste disposal

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  • SEPA construction waste disposal warning

    All waste arising from construction work must be disposed of legally. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today, after a site agent of a construction company was recently fined for knowingly causing the disposal of waste when there was no waste management licence in place.  Mr William McArthur was fined £500 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday 1 April ...

  • Best options for disposing construction waste

    A recent study investigated the environmental impact of the disposal of construction waste in Catalonia, Spain. The study suggests that the best options are to recycle construction waste where possible, incinerate the rest and landfill when there is no other option. These findings are in line with the waste hierarchy specified in the Waste Framework Directive1. About 6.3 million tonnes of ...

  • Leominster man sentenced for illegal waste disposal

    Leominster man sentenced for illegal waste disposal Yesterday, 16 December 2013, Martin Pugh of Leominster, was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 to one charge relating to the illegal disposal of waste. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing. In sentencing, the judge felt the offence was one of a very serious nature with a number of aggravating features. ...

  • Geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste feasible

    There is a scientific consensus that safe geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste is technically feasible, while public acceptance has still not been achieved in most Member States. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has analysed the state of the art of science, technology and procedures needed across the EU for implementation. It has identified no major conceptual or ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, and establishes safeguards to prevent groundwater ...

  • Weather Station Customization for Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Columbia Weather Systems offers software and hardware customization for applications whose weather monitoring requirements aren’t met by our standard systems. US Ecology Idaho is just such a case. The company’s Grand View, Idaho facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive ...

  • Michaelis Waste to Energy Systems: cost reduction for waste disposal and energy

    The basic conditions for an own waste energy system have been changed in the last months: Waste disposal is no future-safe measure the prices fort he industrial waste disposal will increase The big central waste incineration plants are not interested in taking over waste of a high calorific value as therewith the incineration capacity is reduced The ...


    By Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG

  • 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 ...

  • Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

    Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility's capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of U.S. states - going from 2.3 million cubic feet to 9 ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK - Controlled Waste Regulations consultation published

    A consultation on proposals to replace or amend the Controlled Waste Regulations (1992) relating to certain non-domestic properties was today launched by Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government. Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have been working with relevant stakeholders for over two years and have found that the Regulations are causing many problems for local authorities and their ...

  • Waste regulation compliance good for the environment, says SEPA

    Scottish organisations and individuals must comply with the environmental laws governing waste disposal. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) after an individual operating in Milton of Campsie was fined a total of GBP 1750 for failing to comply with appropriate waste legislation. Mr Gerald Sweeney pled guilty to two waste charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court on ...

  • Tories plan move away from waste regulations

    A Conservative Party Government will move away from seeing regulation as the principal option for dealing with waste and introduce a voluntary agreement among producers to cut back on waste called a ‘responsibility deal’, according to the party’s 2010 manifesto. The party’s proposal ties in with Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert’s waste vision that he launched last year. He said that ...

  • New regulations promoted by Zero Waste Scotland

    Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has launched a Scotland-wide campaign to raise awareness of the change in the up and coming waste regulations. On January 1st 2014 The Waste (Scotland) Regulations come into force, after which all businesses and organisations will need to recycle metal, plastic, glass, card and paper or pay a fine. The regulations will also mean that food business’s producing more ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Site Waste Management Plan regulations no longer an obligation

    Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for building projects are no longer a legal obligation for construction businesses in England. With government trusting the de-regulation will save money for the businesses obligated by the law, the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 were abolished and came into effect from the 1st of December this year. All Construction projects in England that were ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Call for local authorities to be able to charge Schedule 2 premises for the disposal of waste

    Local authority bodies have called for councils to be able to charge for the disposal of waste amid the release of a position statement on the Schedule 2 Regulations published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and other Government departments affected by the legislation. Defra is currently reviewing the Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations. ...

  • Local man pleads guilty to illegal waste disposal in Belbroughton

    On 18 June, Giles Detheridge of Belbroughton, pleaded guilty at Redditch Magistrates’ Court to one charge relating to the illegal depositing of waste. Mr Detheridge was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £3,835.37 in costs, along with a £15 victim surcharge. The charge was brought by the Environment Agency under Regulation 12(1) and 38(1) (b) of the Environmental Permitting ...

  • Waste Treatment Market and Disposal Services Market 2012-2018

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report"Waste Treatment and Disposal Services Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 " to its huge collection of research reports. Waste treatment refers to activities that are carried out in order to ensure proper disposal of waste materials. The rapid industrialization in developing economies across the ...


  • EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam

    Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc. have been ordered to properly dispose of computer waste they attempted to illegally export from Minnesota to Vietnam through the Port of Seattle, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is simultaneously seeking a $31,600 penalty against the companies for violating federal hazardous waste laws. Metro Metals Corp., a Toronto, Canada, ...

  • Waste disposal, bioenergy and climate protection can go hand in hand

    The recycling of the raw material waste and the utilization of biomass for energy recovery can contribute towards keeping the air clean and protecting resources. This has been confirmed in studies conducted by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (UBA), the Öko-Institut Damstadt and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) in Heidelberg. The motto of this year’s ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

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