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News round-up 31/10

Sita UK material recovery latest; cost of separate food collections; fine for illegal waste activity; MITIE waste contract

Sita UK material recovery up 50%

Sita UK has published its Sustainability report 2012 showing that it recovered 3.6 million tonnes of material from waste streams in 2012, up from 2.3 million in 2011. Electricity generated from energy-from-waste was 308,000MWh, up from 209,000MWh. The report also highlights Sita UK’s success in delivering a ‘zero waste’ Olympic games.

Food waste bins would cost Worcester taxpayers £1m

Residents in Worcester will face a bill of nearly £1m if extra bin collections are launched for food waste, Worcester News reported. A new in-house city council report explains that the council will have to spend £973,000 to launch the initiative including £50,000 on public relations.

Stourbridge man to pay over £5,000 for illegal waste activities

John Parsons of Lye, Stourbridge, is to pay over £5,000 over four charges relating to illegal waste activities. Redditch Magistrates’ Court was told by the Environment Agency that Parsons took 120 bales of refuse derived fuel waste in return for payment from a waste management site.

MITIE awarded waste contract for Bank of Ireland

Strategic outsourcing company MITIE, has secured a five-year facilities management contract with the Bank of Ireland. MITIE will be delivering a range of services including a waste service across Bank of Ireland sites in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

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