Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Cup-recycling plant launched

A waste-management company has launched a paper cup recycling service with collections certified as carbon neutral and recycles the used cups into new...

Recycling plant awarded £3m

A major recycling project struck lucky last week when a waste watchdog announced £3m of funding to help four leading players develop the technology.

Energy from waste

UK's biggest EfW plant sold

Owners of the the UK's largest energy-from-waste (EfW) plant agreed last week to sell the multi-million pound business for a reported £1.5bn.

Joined-up thinking for 3-in-1 plant

The UK's first waste treatment facility combining three technologies under one roof is the result of having a single team manage the project from design...


AD plant approved on industrial estate in north-east England

Middlesbrough Council has granted permission for an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and associated development on a 1.4-hectare plot of land within an industrial...

Closed-loop agricultural waste solution approved at Kent farm

Kent County Council has approved an application for an agricultural waste digester plant at Court Lodge Farm, near Dartford, concluding that the proposal...


Enforcement notice upheld at unauthorised waste site in green belt

An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice alleging the material change of use of land for the residential use of caravans, skip hire business, waste...

County landfills only 1%

Councillors in south-east England are boasting that just under 1% of their county's rubbish goes to landfill.