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Issue : 20 March 2009

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  • How landfill sites are benefitting communitiesSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    Landfill site operators have now contributed more than £1 billion through environmental bodies to local projects. The scheme, which hit the £1bn mark last month, is a good example of partnership between government, private and charitable sectors to benefit communities - with more than 24,000 community and environmental projects being supported by the Fund.The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) was introduced by the Government in 1996 to help mitigate the effects of landfill ...

  • Irish waste and recycling specialSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    Is Northern Ireland looking likely to achieve its recycling targets for household; commercial and industrial; and construction, demolition and excavation waste?

  • WRG awards £7m waste infrastructure subcontractSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    Welsh civil engineering firm Jones Bros Ruthin has won £7 million contract to build waste infrastructure in Yorkshire as part of a two year deal. The work is part of a wider WRG tendering process to secure engineering contractors for all of its landfill site works.Jones Bros Ruthin has opened an area office in Wakefield to co-ordinate the regional work. Under the deal, the company will construct three new landfill containment cells, including the installation ...

  • Still no verdict on Quinn Glass plant caseSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    Nearly two weeks after a High Court hearing (10 March) to decide the fate of a Quinn Glass recycling plant which does not have planning permission, the presiding Judge has delayed his verdict. The case against the Quinn plant in Cheshire was brought by rival Ardagh Glass, which deemed it unfair competition because it had not obtained planning permission.After hearing the case, which finished on 10 March, Judge Mole told the court he would reserve his decision until a later ...

  • Cambridgeshire builds innovative indoor recycling centreSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    Cambridgeshire County Council has started to build an innovative £2.2 million indoor recycling centre in St Neots.The recycling centre is due to open this autumn and will be the first of its kind to be built by adapting an existing building, rather than being built from scratch. The facility will have an education and reuse centre combined and collect a range of materials, including mobile phones, plasterboard and waste cooking oil.A spokesman ...

  • Environmental Industries Commission calls for Budget to support green jobsSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    The Government has been told it should not miss the chance to stimulate green sector jobs with public money when it announces the Budget next month. Green industry lobby group the Environmental Industries Commission has launched a campaign to press the Government to take urgent action.Among its suggestion the EIC said the Budget should include:* A significant increase in funding for business support programmes to increase resource efficiency* ...

  • Wiltshire council approves £15m mechanical biological treatment plantSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    Plans for a £15 million mechanical biological treatment plant in Westbury, Wiltshire, which will produce recovered fuel, have been approved by the county council. Facility developer and county waste contractor Hills Group said it hopes the 45,000 tonnes a year plant will be operational by 2011.Hills Group chairman Alan Pardoe said: This plant is a key element of Wiltshires overall war on waste and means that we can look forward to the day when at least 85 ...

  • Construction industry would welcome expansion of Scotlands recycling targets Subscription

    News19 March, 2009

    The majority of top construction companies would support the expansion of Scottish recycling targets to England and Wales, new research has found. Findings, revealed by MRWs sister magazine Construction News, showed strong support for the Scottish system of setting every construction project a recycling target.For the report, CN spoke to senior managers in the UKs biggest construction businesses. According to the results, 82 per cent ...

  • England household boom will have "significant impact" on waste management planningSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    The number of households in England is projected to grow to 27.8 million in 2031 and this is set to have a significant impact on local authority waste management planning, say industry experts.The Department for Communities and Local Government released a new report called Household projections to 2031, England . The projected figures are based on the 2006-based population ...

  • Kerbside Calderdale manager stands for Skircoat seatSubscription

    News19 March, 2009

    West Yorkshire-based community recycler Kerbside Calderdale managing director Paul Brannigan hopes to turn a council by-election into a referendum on the enterprises future.Brannigan is standing for the Skircoat seat in Halifax left vacant by the death of Conservative councillor Geoffrey Wainwright.MRW reported (10 March) that Kerbside Calderdale was facing extinction and had asked Calderdale Council to conduct an independent enquiry as to how ...

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