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Top councils in £70m waste deal

Top councils in £70m waste deal

Two of England's top recycling local authorities have signed a £70m contract and have thanked locals for their recycling efforts.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Waste, energy and money making

Waste, energy and money making

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

EU targets have put the waste treatment sector on a path of sustained growth as nations look to bulk up infrastructure. David Copeland highlights the British companies that are driving progress in waste to energy

 
 
Takeaway, do not throw away

Takeaway, do not throw away

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

Reduce food waste and there will be economic, social and environmental benefits for all. Mark Linehan is breaking bread with groups from the United Nations to Tesco on what is becoming a major political issue

 
 

No codswallop on glass recycling

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

If treated properly glass will become an even more important commodity. Dr Ben Eule looks at the processing of commingled recyclate material at UK recycling facilities and its impact on technology and financial return

 
 
Tyre, tyre burning bright

Tyre, tyre burning bright

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

More than 50 fires swept through waste and tyre recycling sites in the UK last year. Owen Batham warns that the current guidelines may not be enough to prevent your worst nightmare happening

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Management scheme overcomes litter concerns at paper baling facility

21st July, 2014, Waste Planning

Lincolnshire County Council has allowed a variation to a permission for a waste paper shredding facility on an industrial estate to the south east of Horncastle after the applicant made a late submission relating to a litter management scheme.

 
 

Waste transfer use granted subject to surrender of CLEUD

20th July, 2014, Waste Planning

Permission has been granted by Essex County Council for a waste transfer station for the handling of inert waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) after it was determined that car breaking was not acceptable.

 
 

Waste facility on brownfield site refused due to cumulative harmful impacts

20th July, 2014, Waste Planning

South Lanarkshire Council has refused an application for a 195,000 tonnes a year waste processing and resource recovery facility including autoclaving, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion (AD) technologies.

 
 

Replacement asbestos transfer facility approved despite objections

20th July, 2014, Waste Planning

Hampshire County council has granted permission for a waste transfer station for asbestos at an industrial unit in Southampton.

 
 

Latest Comment

Government must stop taking a back seat

Government must stop taking a back seat

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

Although we still rely on landfill to a significant degree, we are no doubt an industry in steady transition towards a new "resource" economy. It is a difficult journey that requires a wholesale change in the way waste producers and our industry d...

 
 
Frustrating non-specialist judges get short shrift with introduction of Planning Court

Frustrating non-specialist judges get short shrift with introduction of Planning Court

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

The nature of waste schemes means many operators may have some familiarity with the courts as a result of, say, resisting a challenge to a consent or in disputing enforcement proceedings. One very real frustration can be the determination of comple...

 
 
Three-week campaign swings the battle of the bins

Three-week campaign swings the battle of the bins

04th June, 2014, Waste Planning

Fear of whopping fines has prompted Gwynedd to become what is believed to be only the second UK council to switch black bag waste collections from fortnightly to every three weeks. The other is Falkirk. The Welsh council s environment cabinet membe...

 
 
Policy divergence may cause cross-border issues

Policy divergence may cause cross-border issues

31st March, 2014, Waste Planning

In February the Welsh government published a revised technical advice note (TAN) on waste, replacing guidance originally published in 2001. The new TAN 21 reflects the waste policy context introduced through the European Directive on Waste (2008/98/E...