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

Man jailed for filling quarry with 100,000 tonnes of dangerous waste

Man jailed for filling quarry with 100,000 tonnes of dangerous waste

A businessman who illegally dumped 100,000 tonnes of waste into a quarry has been jailed following a three-year investigation by the Environment Agency (EA).

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Suez seeks permit to redevelop Cornwall MRF

Suez Recycling & Recovery UK has applied for a bespoke permit to redevelop its materials recycling facility (MRF) at Bodmin in Cornwall.

Waste contractor fined £1m after RCV crushes worker

An environmental management services company has been fined more than £1m after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing refuse collection vehicle (RCV).

Cory upgrades river fleet with waste barge spend

Cory Riverside Energy has taken delivery of five new waste barges as part of its fleet modernisation programme.

Bournemouth uses drone data to tackle litter

Bournemouth uses drone data to tackle litter

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council has teamed up with McDonald’s and environmental charity Hubbub to combat litter using drone-based technology.

Bucks farmers sentenced for burning waste

A father and son have been convicted for burning waste illegally on their farm despite repeated warnings from the Environment Agency (EA).