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

Opinion divided over Scotland deposit return scheme plans

Opinion divided over Scotland deposit return scheme plans

Details on Scotland’s forthcoming deposit return system (DRS) have received a mixed reaction from industry stakeholders, with many expressing concern over the proposals.

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Biffa Swansea EFW plans rejected after public outcry

Biffa has been dealt a significant blow after its planning application for a £5m energy-from-waste plant in Swansea was blocked by the council following...

Bid to improve duty of care compliance in construction

Greater awareness of duty of care waste requirements is needed across the construction sector as many firms may be failing their obligations.

Urbaser to take over council waste contract from Serco

Environmental services firm Urbaser has been awarded a nine-year waste, recycling and street cleansing contract by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council worth...

Millerhill EfW facility enters full operation with potential for district heating

Millerhill EfW facility enters full operation with potential for district heating

FCC Environment has announced its Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility in Midlothian, Scotland, is now fully operational, ahead of schedule.

Environment Agency imposes new restriction order on illegal waste site

The Environment Agency (EA) has used new legal powers for the first time to block access to an illegal waste site in Birmingham.