Waste planning news and policy covering recycling, energy from waste, composting, landfill and prosecutions.

Watchdog targets illegal waste

Watchdog targets illegal waste

Farmers, landowners, businesses and locals are being urged to watch out for the mass dumping of processed or baled waste.

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Councils avoid recycling fines

Three local authorities that narrowly missed a recycling target last year have managed to avoid fines of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Gum makers should cough up

Chewing gum manufacturers must be made to help foot the multi-million pound bill for removing spat-out gum, council chiefs warn.

Gas cylinder return warning

The waste sector is being warned about a returns scheme for gas cylinders by a national trade group worried about safety to people and the environment.

Conflict over waste chimney

Controversial plans for an energy-from-waste plant are back on the agenda after the developer put in a fresh permit application.

National litter strategy criticised

Litter louts in England face £150 fines under new plans unveiled by the government this week that have been criticised by waste managers.