Casework

Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports

Recycling

ESA urges flexibility in waste planning during Covid-19 pandemic

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called on the government to help keep waste services moving, as the closure of schools due to Covid-19...

Rural waste food processing operation approved

An application seeking to regularise non-compliant operations at an animal feed processing business in open countryside near Grantham has been approved...

Energy from waste

Viridor set to be sold for £4.2bn

Pennon Group has entered into an agreement to sell Viridor to investment firm Planets UK Bidco for £4.2bn.

Waste heat begins to benefit homes in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF) has started to deliver heat for local homes.

Composting

Green waste composting to be retained following closure of landfill site

Somerset County Council has approved the retention of a green waste compost area at Dimmer landfill site until 2030 to reflect a separate planning permission...

Increased throughput agreed for compost site

East Sussex County Council has approved an application to increase green waste throughput at a compost site from 50,000 tonnes a year to 75,000t/yr.

Landfill

Permit variation challenge dismissed

A reporter has upheld a permit variation notice for operations at a landfill site near Falkirk without modification.

Road scheme spoil provides opportunity for habitat enhancement

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved a proposal to deposit excavation materials arising from a road improvement scheme on adjacent land to create...