Casework

Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports

Recycling

WTS for bottle bank recycling business approved retrospectively

A retrospective application for use of a site for a recycled glass bulking facility, including storage facilities and a haulage depot has been approved...

Unauthorised inert waste recycling in Suffolk countryside refused

Suffolk County Council has refused to allow a retrospective application for the storage, recycling and transfer of inert waste due to unresolved concerns...

Energy from waste

Biomass supplier capacity bid 'withdrawn' by NRW

An application to increase the capacity of a waste wood facility that supplies the Barry Biomass plant in south Wales is now considered “withdrawn” by...

How a ruling on the role of EfW plants changes the game for hiring subcontractors

A recent case has implications for anyone hiring subcontractors during the construction of energy-from-waste plants. Simon Lewis, Vicky McCombe and Sarah...

Composting

Fertiliser lagoon refused over odour concerns

North Lincolnshire Council has refused an application for a liquid organic waste storage lagoon on farmland for its unacceptable environmental impact and...

Covid-19: Environment Agency targets Midlands for remote regulation

The Environment Agency (EA) has embarked on a series of virtual waste site inspections across the Midlands to check they are complying with regulations...

Landfill

More time allowed for landfill site legal agreement

Hampshire County Council has agreed an extension of time for completion of a legal agreement in respect of Blue Haze landfill site near Ringwood until...

Landfill operator secures permit for capacity hike

A Wiltshire landfill operator has been granted a permit to extend its site and increase the amount of waste it can accept.