Waste planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


'Repair cafés' tackle waste

Nearly 22 million damaged items of furniture, 28 million toys and 11,000 broken bicycles are thrown away each year, say waste chiefs.

Walkers bows to plastic pressure

Walkers is set to launch the UK's first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets following an environmental backlash from campaigners posting empty...

Energy from waste

£220m plant plans move forward

A £220m energy-from-waste plant is planned for the East Midlands and will generate a whopping 50 megawatts of electricity.

Energy-from-waste facility cannot go ahead without rail link, council decides

Cheshire West and Chester Council has refused to allow an application seeking to remove a requirement to provide rail access to an energy-from-waste (EfW)...


There's Karma around food waste

A recently launched food app is working with 400 restaurants and cafés in central London to cut down on food waste and help boost profits. Katya Worberts...

Take note of London's separate collection model


Enforcement notice in respect of deposit of waste at quarry upheld

An appeal against an enforcement notice alleging the unauthorised deposit of waste materials at Waterhall quarry, Hertford has been dismissed.

Leachate treatment plant approved at Scottish landfill site

An application to renew permission for the construction and operation of a leachate treatment plant at Viridor's Dunbar landfill site has been approved...