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Issue : 2 October 2009

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  • Landfill extension granted for Sita's Aberdeen siteSubscription

    News2 October, 2009

    Sita UK has been granted planning permission to continue landfilling at its Hill of Tramaud site for a further 18 months. Originally due to close at the end of this year, Aberdeen City Council agreed to the extension, which will allow the site to accept waste until June 2011.Sita expected a 120,000 tonne shortfall in the amount of waste landfilled by the end of 2009. If the site does not reach ...

  • Midlands waste PFI out for tenderSubscription

    News2 October, 2009

    Coventry City Council has issued a tender notice for the £1 billion PFI venture Project Transform.The three-council waste management project, which includes Coventry, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council, will treat 305,000 tonnes of municipal waste each year by 2040.Warwickshire County Council programme manager for waste management Kalen Wood said: We want to have as much competition for the tender as possible. ...

  • Veolia loses High Court waste caseSubscription

    News2 October, 2009

    Environmental campaigners are celebrating after a High Court judge ruled (1 October) that waste firm Veolia Environmental Services had to disclose commercial information about its £850 million PFI waste contract with Nottinghamshire County Council. The case could set an important precedent ...

  • Tarmac and Mouchel set recycled road standard Subscription

    News1 October, 2009

    Resurfacing work on the M25 has achieved the highest ever re-use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement material in the national motorway network.Over 700 tonnes of existing porous surface course was recycled into the new road surface between junctions seven and six, using 40 per cent RAP material a first on a motorway or major A road maintained by the Highways Agency. The project was undertaken through a joint partnership between consulting and business ...

  • Fly tipping drops by 9.3 per centSubscription

    News1 October, 2009

    Fly-tipping incidents have dropped by nearly ten per cent in the past year but the environment minister says more needs to be done.New statistics published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs show fly-tipping has dropped by 9.3 per cent, as incidents fall from 1.28 million in 2007/08 to 1.16 million with half of these occurring ...

  • Banana by-products used to make plasticSubscription

    News1 October, 2009

    Wheelie bins and plastic dolls may be made from discarded banana plants in future, as a study at Queens University Belfast tests to see if its natural fibres can be used to make plastic.The Polymer Processing Research Centre at the university is taking part in a €1 million study known as the Badana project. It will develop new procedures to incorporate by-products from banana plantations into the production of rotationally ...

  • Innovative online tool launched for construction waste recovery Subscription

    News1 October, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has launched an innovative new tool, allowing materials recycling operators and waste management contractors to track recovery rates.Aimed at those working in the construction industry and committed to halving waste to landfill, the Site Specific Waste Analysis Tool enables ...

  • Call for producers to check batteries compliance schemes' costsSubscription

    News1 October, 2009

    Producers need to be sure of the bottom line costs of the battery compliance schemes they join up to before 15 October, according to BatteryBack chairman Peter Hunt. His comments come after the EA announced its approval of seven schemes yesterday

  • Legislation threatens innovation in renewable fuelsSubscription

    News30 September, 2009

    Government legislation has not caught up with its strategy on renewable energy and threatens to hamper innovation, according to used cooking oil (UCO) collection and recycling company Living Fuels.The Norfolk-based firm has developed a way of refining UCO, normally considered a waste, into a green fuel which has an End of Waste (EoW) classification. The fuel, LF100, can be used to generate renewable electricity. It is manufactured by Living Fuels, part of the Alternative ...

  • Croydon Council accused of mixing resident's recyclablesSubscription

    News30 September, 2009

    Croydon Council waste team has been accused of tipping residents segregated recyclables into a single wheelie bin when collecting their waste.Reported in the Daily Mail on 26 September, resident Darren Bagshaw claimed the binmen have been carrying out the routine for the past three months. Mr Bagshaw told the paper: Regardless of their excuses we are still forced to make sure that we separate our rubbish. It takes a lot of time and it ...

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