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News round-up 9/12

Waste Crime Team; WEEE collection; biomethane certificate; Boston floods

SEPA announces new weapon in waste crime fight

A new team to help tackle serious and organised crime within the waste industry has been set up by Scotland’s environment watchdog.

The new Waste Crime Team within the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) will lead investigations directed at tackling the most serious offenders, working in partnership with law enforcement agencies, such as Police Scotland, to identify and disrupt serious organised crime within the waste sector

WEEE data shows flat collection tonnage

Latest WEEE collection data for the third quarter of the year has shown a similar level to the second quarter but a 5% fall over the same quarter last year.

For household WEEE the figure has dipped to 43.5% compared to 46.3% in Q3 13. Overall, the amount of WEEE collected shows a very gentle decline trend for the last couple of years.

First sign-up to biomethane certification scheme

Future Biogas, an established and builder and operator of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, is to become the first registered producer to join the Biomethane Certification Scheme (BMCS) run by Green Gas Trading Limited (GGT).

Future Biogas’ first biomethane to grid plant at Doncaster began operations at the end of October. The plant opened officially on 3 December and was delivered in partnership with the National Grid.

Press release

Some bin collections delayed due to flood recovery

Flooding hit household collection in Lincolnshire. Boston Borough Council vehicles have been taking away flood-damaged items left on the street. A separate vehicle dealt with white goods - fridges, freezers, cookers, etc.

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