Bradford reconsiders waste strategy after PFI rejectionFour options follow talks with waste operators
Coffee shop chain joins cup recycling schemeSimply Cups signs High Street giant
Norse Waste Solutions wins Norfolk dealTeckal qualification eliminated tendering process
News round-up 27/8Firefighters get aggressive with Averies Recycling fire; Viridor seals recyclate contract; East Sussex celebrates cost savings; Post graduate certificate scheme extended.
King's Lynn collectors set for strike actionMajority vote for industrial action
Zero Waste Scotland looks at remanufacturing potentialCentre for Remanufacturing and Reuse to carry out research
Scottish council justifies commingling driveNew national regulations favour separate collections
News round-up 26/8Cory adds bin weighing system; DECC at RWM; Morrisons trials wine screw caps; Eastham EfW decision put back.
Directors fined over Stockport siteTwo companies penalised for Bredbury facility
Sita to add solar power to former landfill sitesCompany partners with British Solar Renewables
Contractor defends himself against residents' claims over Waste4Fuel siteEXCLUSIVE: Director denies tipping materials at controversial facility
News round-up 22/8Fire at Shawell recycling centre; Mystery of the missing bins; Waste firms prepare for Carnival; Sita fundraising pays off.
'Very positive' battery collection figuresUK on track on to meet 2014 target
Sims upbeat over European operationsBut market conditions remain “challenging”
Collection workers to vote on strike actionUnion in dispute with Kier Refuse Services
News round-up 21/8Tory chairman opposes local Veolia challenge; Viridor celebrates safety landmark; Paper crumb to plastic; Dinosaurs at Sita UK
Veolia to turn ex-landfill into solar farmWaste firm teams up with REG Solarpower to propose venture
Costain withdraws from waste schemesBuilder reports slump in profits
Firefighters tackle waste wood blazeFive thousand tonne pile alight in Essex
Wales hits 54% recycling in 2013-14“We continue to lead the way in the UK,” says natural resources minister John Griffiths
Derby municipal gasification plant gets GIB backingShanks’ project first of its kind to be funded from cash flow
News round-up 20/8FlyMapper mobile; AmeyCespa site hit with suspension notice; Hamilton’s joins quality programme; Sita UK helps to re-cycle
Scottish firm guilty of permit breachesScottish Environment Protection Agency acts following residents’ complaints
Spelman urges greater Whitehall support for remanufacturingEx-environment secretary seeks improved confidence among producers and consumers
Government praised over ‘sharing economy’ policiesSector could hit £9bn by 2025, says PwC
Councils scrap food waste collectionResidents told to put food in residual waste bins or home compost
News round-up 19/8Barking and Dagenham warn over abuse; Support for marine litter in Scotland; Veolia’s all-seeing system; Pretoria Energy Company fined £20k
Boomeco wins Bristol waste wood contractDeal not related to company’s Avonmouth docks problem
Plastic recyclers launch manifestoBPF group pushes for plastic target split and ‘offset’ principle
Hanson UK cuts waste to landfill by one-thirdConstruction supplier hails reduction “a siginficant step”
John Laing in first biomass investmentScottish plant to power new Macallan distillery
News round-up 18/8Furniture Re-use member wins Bolton deal; Comedian helps with clean-up; Welsh council in cuts conversation; Biogen wins award.
EA steps in over burning waste siteOperator Averies Recycling said to have ignored enforcement notice
BIS issues guidance on WEEE compliance fees methodologyProposals can be sent until 30 September
Waste4Fuel contempt case dismissed over lack of clarityEXCLUSIVE: Environment Agency’s final order left “scope for real confusion,” judge said.
Battery consultation launchedGovernment bodies seek industry input on transposition of EU directive
News round-up 15/8Uniform recycling at McDonalds; Aberdeen commingling trial; Wirral EfW plant; Kellogg’s sustainability targets.
Veolia challenges Hatfield decisionWaste giant says law was misapplied
Community fund to tackle flytippingGrants up to £10,000 available in Scotland
Warning over accelerated landfill wind-downEarly closures could widen infrastructure gap
East Cambridgeshire celebrates recycling riseCouncillor calls improvement ‘outstanding’
Checks on export containers soarsBut rate of loads stopped after inspections decrease
News round-up 14/8Belfast record recycling; Averies Recycling to move waste; Barts Health achieves waste standard; Waste the mane attraction.
Veolia calls for four-bin limitDraft EA guidance says households don’t need more containers
Targeted campaigns boost recycling in Ealing“Door-knocking exercise” helps council increase participation
Warning over hazardous medical wasteDevelopers of new technology say the Ebola outbreak in Africa underlines need for treatment of medical waste on-site
News round-up 13/8‘Subdued’ Q1 for Viridor; Rogue collectors worry WEEE Ireland; Hills offers help to treat Swindon waste; Landfill site reopens as park
Cory Environmental to lose Southend contractCouncil denies recycling rates claims
Tata reports soaring profits in EuropeMarket “moving in the right direction”, says steelmaker
Doubts raised over Lancashire PFI savingsCouncils claim move will save £12m a year.
Sepa to target waste ‘McMafia’Agency looks to Europe for help in tackling organised crime gangs
Collection authorities challenge proposed funding changesEXCLUSIVE: District councils battle with Lancashire County Council over cost-sharing scheme
News round-up 12/8Viridor EfW plant connects to National Grid; Scottish Resource Conference; BPI Group cuts packaging waste; Residents flock to green rewards scheme
Waste legislation pioneer Richard Hawkins dies‘Our industry is indebted to him in so many ways’
Tesco puts bags levies donations to customer vote Four organisations shortlisted
Somerset goes ahead with three-weekly collection trialTest to start in mid-September
Merthyr Tydfil awarded cash for new recycling systemCouncil to switch to kerbside sorting
Phone chats kick off Defra's PRN reviewWaste official schedules 30-minute calls about UK scheme
News round-up 11/8Construction company launches waste service; Greyhound Recycling injunction against councillor; Powerday continues London Irish backing; NRA winner to recruit
Centrol Recycling Group fined £20,000Company’s site was not compliant with EA permit