MPs at odds with public on packaging measures


Appetite for government intervention to reduce the use of packaging, either through taxes or bans, is lower among MPs than with the public, new research has found.

Councils welcome waste reform flexibility but await details on costs


Councils were relieved not to lose all local discretion in the Government’s waste collection reforms but have said questions remain, including over funding.

Councils pay £150,000 each towards new recycling fleet


Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells councils are set to contribute towards their recycling and waste contractor’s new vehicle fleet in an effort to make collections ‘more reliable and more efficient.’

Havering Council awards new waste and recycling contract to Urbaser Ltd


Havering Council has announced that its new waste and recycling collection contract has been awarded to Urbaser Ltd.

Whitespace to revolutionise missed bin management


Whitespace, the leading provider of waste management software to local authorities and the public sector, has become the UK’s first tech provider to offer users a fully automated system for managing missed bins and help them realise the associated operational and environmental benefits.

Council to save £180,000 with climate-friendly depot upgrade


Cherwell District Council’s waste and recycling depot in Banbury has been refitted with air source heat pumps and innovative batteries as part of a project to slash the local authority’s carbon emissions.

Government proposes new targets to protect environment


New legal targets on air quality and the waste that ends up at landfill or incineration have been proposed by the Government as part of its Environment Act.

TotalEnergies and Veolia sign biomethane deal


Energy provider TotalEnergies and Veolia, a leading waste management company, have signed an agreement to produce biomethane from the latter’s waste and water treatment facilities.

FCC Environment purchases world’s first high-drive electric drive dozer


Waste and resource management company FCC Environment has purchased the Cat® D6 XE, the world’s first high-drive electric drive dozer.

Electric waste handlers make UK debut


With councils holding a pivotal role in meeting the net zero emissions target by the new date of 2035, Lancashire Renewables Ltd welcomes the UK’s first fully electric 35-ton waste handlers to the industry. LAPV reports.

Food waste returns to pre-lockdown levels


The latest UK Food Trends Survey shows that self-reported food waste has returned to pre-lockdown levels and more food is potentially going to waste as life returns to normal.

Consistency in recycling: are supply chains ready?


Responding to Defra’s publication of its second consultation on consistent collections, vice chair of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) Sam Horne asks if supply chains are ready.

WasteCare adds Grafter gas bottle carriers to its growing Isuzu truck fleet


National recycling company WasteCare has expanded its relationship with Isuzu by adding its first ever Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne trucks to its nationwide fleet.

Visitor registration now open for Letsrecycle Live 2021


Visitors can now register for their free tickets to attend Letsrecycle Live and co-located Demolition Expo.

TKL group expand team with trio of drivers and skiploaders


A waste, recycling and skip hire business in Yorkshire has expanded its team of drivers after investing in three brand-new Hiab MULTILIFT skiploaders.

Urbaser commercial division expands with new waste and recycling contracts


Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS) is expanding its portfolio with the addition of new local authority trade waste collection services, which include Eden District, and the management of Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) located across Northamptonshire and Central Bedfordshire.

Yorwaste enhances vehicle safety and protects drivers with ‘in-cab’ cameras


The North Yorkshire commercial waste management company, Yorwaste, has fitted live camera recording systems to its fleet of vehicles to enhance safety and mitigate false insurance claims.

New academy providing training to council waste teams launched


Re-Gen Waste, working in partnership with CIWM, has launched a support initiative to provide effective learning and development opportunities to individuals working in local authorities.

NRG and Hills Waste Solutions announce £10m waste treatment hub


NRG Fleet Services and Hills Waste Solutions have opened up a high-tech workshop and servicing facility in Calne, Wiltshire.

Poll reveals public support for re-use shops at household waste recycling centres


A poll has revealed that the public are keen to buy a wide variety of quality, second-hand items from their local household waste recycling centres (HWRCs).

Councils opt for bespoke Volvo L110H for waste recycling centre


A Bespoke Volvo L110H loading shovel takes charge at Nuffield Road Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Hills Waste Solutions adds four RCVs to its fleet


Waste management and recycling specialist, Hills Waste Solutions, has added four new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) to its 60 strong commercial fleet.

Grist Environmental turns to JCB for new wheeled excavator


The waste recycling business has taken delivery of a JCB JS200W wheeled excavator to work on its waste transfer site in Devizes, Wiltshire.

UK’s first Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ telescopic loader operating in Sheffield


The UK’s first Bobcat ‘Waste Expert’ telescopic loader has been purchased by H.R. Skip Hire.

Roar Techmedia purchases RWM from the Prysm Group


Roar Techmedia, the trade exhibitions organiser, has secured a significant investment from Apiary Capital to fund the acquisition of a portfolio of leading events from Prysm Media Group, including the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition. 

Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle


Calvin Williams, Director, Clearaway: 'We grew faster than expected over the summer of 2019 and needed another vehicle urgently to meet new demand.'

Future Fleet Awards - time to recognise the best in industry


Future Fleet Forum is coming up again. January 22, 2020, will see a range of expert speakers from all over the world coming together in the Guildhall in London to talk about the latest initiatives, strategies, and technologies to help public sector fleet professionals tackle current challenges.

Lifting the lid on the new Kerbloader


In a world where waste streams and recycling targets change constantly, the new Terberg Kerbloader recycling truck has been designed to provide the flexibility operators need, reports LAPV.

Waltham Forest outsources refuse and recycling collections


Environmental services provider, Urbaser has taken on the contract for Waltham Forest’s refuse and recycling collections on 30 September 2019. The service commenced following the award of a new eight-year contract earlier this year for the provision of neighbourhood services by Waltham Forest Council.


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