Waste Planning
MP electioneers on waste

MP electioneers on waste

A £154m recycling and renewable-energy partnership between a city council and waste management firm has won the praise of a man who may be energy minister in May.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Getting your FareShare of food

Getting your FareShare of food

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Fighting poverty by redistributing surplus food is FareShare's mission with the company helping feed nearly 100,000 people each year with surplus supplies it receives from the food industry, writes Mark Varney.

 
 
Building a better collection

Building a better collection

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Carton waste has not always been dealt with properly and ACE UK is working to inform the public and local authorities about the ease and value of recycling these used containers. Fay Dashper talks about the work being done.

 
 
Shifting to a circular economy

Shifting to a circular economy

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

It is time for the waste industry to build a new generation of business models and new technologies to attract investment, says Ilian Iliev.

 
 
Systems that make waste work

Systems that make waste work

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Funding has helped one company develop its power options for the renewables market and respond to changing market needs. By Sandra Sassow

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Change in policy leads to removal of geographical waste source restrictions

30th March, 2015, Waste Planning

Variations to the consent for the Rivenhall integrated waste management facility (IWMF) to remove the restriction on geographical source of solid recovered fuel (SRF) and paper and card to be imported to the facility have been allowed by Essex County...

 
 

WTS hours reviewed to allow 4am start for vehicles

29th March, 2015, Waste Planning

A retrospective application to amend the operating arrangements for an established waste processing business has been approved by Wigan Council despite opposition from local residents.

 
 

Permanent permission granted for rural composting operation near Carlisle

29th March, 2015, Waste Planning

An application to remove time limits on a composting and vermiculture facility near Carlisle has been approved by Cumbria County council.

 
 

Southmoor energy centre approval reaffirmed

29th March, 2015, Waste Planning

North Yorkshire County Council has reconsidered an application for the Southmoor energy from waste facility on land at Kellingley Colliery taking into account material changes in national policy and after additional publicity.

 
 

Latest Comment

Show government what a vision should look like

Show government what a vision should look like

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

If you looked through the waste trade press in the last quarter of 2014 you would have gained a varied and conflicting picture of the current state of waste infrastructure in the UK.

 
 
Planning policy shift raises barrier to building waste facilities in green belt

Planning policy shift raises barrier to building waste facilities in green belt

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

Seeking planning permission for a waste scheme in the green belt more often than not requires some legal analysis of planning policy

 
 
An election year not conducive to decision-making is upon us

An election year not conducive to decision-making is upon us

04th February, 2015, Waste Planning

On the first January day the sector adopted another acronym as the TEEP regulations came into force. Councils now need to collect paper, plastic, metals and glass separately, unless they can justify exemption by proving separate collection is not nec...

 
 
New planning bill aimed at meeting the needs of Wales

New planning bill aimed at meeting the needs of Wales

02nd December, 2014, Waste Planning

On 6 October the Planning (Wales) Bill was published, marking the start of an independent planning system for Wales following the grant of direct law-making powers in 2011. The bill is aimed at promoting planning which is better able to respond to th...