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Issue : 11 December 2009

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  • Six firms in the running for N. Lincs £250M waste contractSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Eight bids from six companies have been approved by North Lincolnshire Council for its £250M waste contract. Competing for the contract to handle the areas residual waste are:-North Lincolnshire Green Energy-Orchid Environmental -Sterecycle -Waste Recycling GroupAnd those firms still in the running to handle organic waste are:-County Mulch-Shanks Waste Management- Sterecycle

  • Chancellor announces boiler scrappage scheme in Pre-Budget ReportSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has announced measures to introduce a scrappage scheme for boilers in his Pre-Budget Report in order to help build a low carbon recovery for the UK. It is part of one of ...

  • Utility companies set to benefit from old electronic meter recyclingSubscription

    News9 December, 2009

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment recyclers are set to play a major role in recycling old electronic meters as British utility companies begin replacing them with smart meters.According to the Times, utility firms are set to profit from precious metals, worth £10 million, within old electronic meters.WEEE recycling firm EEE director Mark Wolle told the Times that 100,000 British electricity meters could collectively contain ...

  • WRAP launches new recycling performance benchmarks for local authoritiesSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    A combination of social demographic and geographical factors influences local authority kerbside dry recycling performance, according to new research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The report called

  • Waste sector speaks out about CopenhagenSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    The waste industry has expressed mixed views on the implications of Copenhagen for the waste sector. The UN climate summit in Copenhagen aims to strike a deal on major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (7-13 December).

  • Veolia wins £8m waste contract in WycombeSubscription

    News8 December, 2009

    Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services has won a waste contract with Wycombe District Council following a competitive tender, which will commence in April 2010. The £8 million contract builds on the success of Veolias partnership with Wycombe District Council and includes a new ...

  • Councils in Ireland share €5.6 million recycling fundSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    The Irish Government will be allocating €5.6 million in funding to assist local authorities in meeting the costs associated with the operation of their bring banks and civic amenity facilities for the period January to June 2009. Making the announcement, Minister for the Environment John Gormley ...

  • Government makes new appointments for WEEE Advisory BodySubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Business Minister Ian Lucas has announced the appointment of 11 new members to the waste electrical and electronic equipment advisory body. It is a non-departmental body established to provide advice to Government on the WEEE Directive and the UK WEEE Regulations. Lucas said: The WAB plays ...

  • WRAP ups recycling by 900,000 tonnes in West MidlandsSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Nearly £1.5 million has been awarded to waste and recycling firms in the West Midlands through a grant scheme run by the Waste & Resources Action Programme.The WRAP Advantage West Midlands programme has chosen 13 businesses eligible for the boost, which will divert more than 900,000 tonnes of industrial waste away from landfill in total.WRAP AWM manager Julia Turner said: Although we have almost allocated our ...

  • Shanks approached by private equity firmSubscription

    News7 December, 2009

    Waste management firm Shanks has confirmed that a private equity company has approached the group with a cash offer of 135p per share, valuing it at £535 million. However, after discussions with its two main shareholders, the offer thought to be made by the Carlyle Group would have to rise to 150p per share to deliver an appropriate value to shareholders. Shanks, a public company listed on the stock exchange, would ...