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Issue : 23 October 2009

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  • First residents in Cheshire get rewards for recyclingSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Halton Borough Council has launched its first rewards for recycling programme as it joins forces with RecycleBank to introduce the scheme to over 10,000 households. Residents in the Cheshire-based borough will be able to pocket up to an average of £130 a year by putting recyclable materials ...

  • Viridor and WRG denied planning permission for Oxfordshire EfWsSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Oxfordshire County Council has denied both Viridor and the Waste Recycling Group planning permission to each build an energy from waste facility in Ardley and Sutton Courtenay respectively.The local authoritys Planning and Regulation Committee rejected Viridors planning application by nine votes to five and WRG was refused by seven votes to five.An Oxfordshire County ...

  • Composting industry's growth is set to continueSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Results from the annual Association for Organics Recycling survey has shown a nine per cent increase in recycled organics. The 2007/08 report, put together by AFOR and the Waste & Resources Action Programme, showed 4.5 million tonnes of source segregated waste was composted in the UK with half of this sold on and industry reporting turnover of more ...

  • Greenstar acquires Veolia's Irish facilitiesSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Greenstar is to acquire Veolia Environmental Services Irish and Northern Irish commercial and recycling operations making it the largest recycling and waste management firm in Ireland. Veolia decided to sell this part of the firm under its asset disposal programme announced in March this year. The deal does not include Veolias hazardous waste management business in ...

  • WRAP to lead single super delivery body next AprilSubscription

    News21 October, 2009

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has given the Waste & Resources Action Programme the green light to become a single super delivery body for Government-funded recycling and waste programmes for businesses and householders next April.Over the next year, WRAP will begin leading programmes currently run by the likes of the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme and Envirowise.Speaking to MRW WRAP ...

  • TEG and Anagest to build AD/IVC facilitySubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Organic waste specialist TEG has signed a deal with Anagest to jointly build and co-locate an anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility site.It will handle 70,000 tonnes of organic waste each year and will be located at Anagests site at Stormydown near Bridgend, south Wales. AD will be used to treat 50,000 tonnes of food waste along with energy crops grown on adjacent land to the plant. It is planned for the site to open early next year.TEG commercial ...

  • May Gurney wins North Somerset waste contractSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Waste management company May Gurney has been named preferred bidder for North Somersets £85 million environmental services contract.The service will be used by 204,000 residents providing recycling, waste collection and management of household waste recycling centres.The seven-year contract begins in March 2010 with the possibility of a seven-year extension.May Gurney Environmental Services managing director Nicola Peake said: The council appointed us ...

  • Government makes proposals for civil sanctions for environmental offencesSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Under new proposals being drawn up by the Government, waste companies that commit waste offences could risk being fined up to 10 per cent of their turnover, warn lawyers. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been consulting on proposals to introduce new civil penalties ...

  • £200M biomass plant approvedSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Plans to build a £200million biomass power plant at Tees Valley have been approved. Gaia Powers plant will be powered on recycled wood chippings, generating 50MW, which is enough to supply over 80,000 homes. Around 275,000 tonnes of pallets, MDF and chipboard will be diverted from landfill to fuel the facility each year. Gaia power founder and chairman Michael Fox said: We ...

  • Waste management sector told to get serious about Corporate Manslaughter ActSubscription

    News20 October, 2009

    Lawyers have warned that managers in the waste management sector could face jail if they do not know how to protect themselves against prosecutions under the new Corporate Manslaughter Act. Law firm Weightmans regulatory department partner Chris Green said that waste management companies could ...