News Thursday 24 August 2017
23 August 2017

Councils ‘failing over bin collection complaints’

A failure to communicate in the wake of the outsourcing of councils’ collection services is “at the root” of a rise in upheld complaints, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman said today (23 August). In his latest report, ‘Lifting the lid on bin complaints’, the Ombudsman, Michael King, has reported a ...

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21 August 2017

Agrivert begins contract with Bridgend and Swansea


Organic waste business Agrivert has begun a 15-year contract with Bridgend and Swansea councils, after opening an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Bridgend last year.  As part of the contract – which started on 3 August ...

18 August 2017

West Berks to charge for ‘non-household’ materials at HWRCs


West Berkshire council is to introduce charges for disposing of some ‘non-household’ materials at its household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs). From ...

18 August 2017

Recyclers back councils’ call for changes to tendering rules


Recycling businesses have supported a call from the Local Government Association for sweeping changes to the tendering system for council contracts. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents virtually all councils ...

17 August 2017

Amey’s Allerton EfW begins waste treatment


The Allerton Waste Recovery Park in North Yorkshire has commenced operations, waste firm Amey has announced today (17 August). Amey confirmed that othe first waste was processed through the energy from waste (EfW) facility, near ...

17 August 2017

MRF quality report shows little change in ‘target’ material


Data on the quality of material received at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) for the first quarter of 2017 shows that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities has remained relatively static at close to 87%.

17 August 2017

EfW shortage could lead to ‘disaster scenario’, warns Suez


Suez has warned that the UK could face a ‘disaster scenario’ in regards to a shortage of waste treatment infrastructure over the next decade, contradicting the recent findings of consultancy firm Eunomia. Yesterday (16 August...

16 August 2017

Birmingham industrial action suspended after ACAS talks


Industrial action by refuse collection crews at Birmingham city council has been suspended after talks under the auspices of conciliation service ACAS. The city council and trade union Unite were involved in the talks at ACAS and ...

16 August 2017

Obituary: Peter Dyer, past IWPPA president


The death has been announced of a former president of the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (IWPPA), Peter Dyer. Mr Dyer died on Saturday 12 August 2017 at the age of 86. His son, also Peter, recalls that his ...

16 August 2017

EA updates export guidance for range of materials


Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

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