waste management

Faun Zoeller awarded silver status from Investors in People

11/05/2022

Waste management company FZUK Ltd has been awarded the silver accreditation from the Investors in People scheme.

Government struggles to assess scale of waste crime

27/04/2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) does not have the data it needs to assess the scale of waste crime in England and the incentives for criminals to enter the waste market have increased, auditors say.

Rugby workers will be latest to strike

25/04/2022

Refuse, recycling and street cleansing workers at Rugby BC are among the council employees who will walk out on strike this week.

Canterbury turns to ‘solutions-minded’ Contel for joined up approach

20/04/2022

Canterbury Environment Company (Canenco), which was launched in 2021 to transform the city’s services and secure more flexibility and control, has partnered with fleet safety specialist, Contel to improve operational efficiency and traceability.

Interim fleet delivers new ‘in house’ services in Wellingborough

13/04/2022

North Northamptonshire Council has taken delivery of an interim fleet of 30 vehicles to carry out the local authority’s new 'in-house' waste, recycling, street cleansing and grounds maintenance service.

Councils to be banned from charging for disposal of DIY waste

11/04/2022

The Government has proposed banning local authorities from charging for the disposal of DIY waste from households.

Ubico takes on waste service for Gloucester City Council

04/04/2022

Ubico has taken over Gloucester City Council’s waste service and has ordered a number of electric vehicles to help deliver the local authority’s green commitments.

Waste businesses warn of closures due to red diesel ban

23/03/2022

The end of the red diesel tax rebate could result in redundancies and closures, businesses warn.

Wiltshire refuse workers win 7% pay rise

21/03/2022

A long running bin strike across Wiltshire has been resolved after GMB members accepted a new deal from the council.

Red diesel ban ‘tangible threat’ to waste strategy

18/03/2022

The Chancellor has been warned that the red diesel ban is ‘counter intuitive’ and presents ‘a tangible threat’ to the Government’s waste strategy.

SUEZ and Kirklees Council agree two-year interim contract

08/03/2022

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Kirklees Council have agreed a two-year interim contract on waste management that will see a greater emphasis on recycling and energy recovery.

Bin strike hitting 220,000 homes begins in Wiltshire

08/03/2022

A two-week bin strike in Wiltshire affecting 220,000 homes began yesterday after GMB members turned down a new pay offer.

Delay to EPR will create 'vacuum of uncertainty' for councils

04/03/2022

Councils will be forced to award waste management contracts in a 'vacuum of uncertainty' following the delay to the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR), the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has warned.

Countrystyle Recycling brings in EPIC for vehicle livery

03/03/2022

Kent based waste management firm, Countrystyle Recycling Ltd, selected EPIC Media Group to provide vehicle livery for the company’s first ever domestic waste collection contract for the London Borough of Bexley.

Sussex councils agree pay rise for refuse, recycling and cleansing staff

28/02/2022

Adur & Worthing Councils have agreed to a wage increase for refuse, recycling and cleansing staff following a review of pay and conditions.

Coventry council defends itself against Unite’s pay claims

23/02/2022

Coventry City Council has challenged claims by the union Unite that refuse collection drivers doing the same job in neighbouring councils are paid thousands of pounds more than the drivers currently on strike.

Scrapping green waste charges: the whole picture

09/02/2022

DEFRA has proposed significant changes to waste services. Karen Steel, customer success manager at Granicus UK, looks at how local authorities should prepare for what's coming.

Regulator to progress Veolia and Suez investigation

22/12/2021

The competition regulator has announced that it will progress its investigation of the proposed merger between Veolia and Suez to the next stage.

CIWM and WAMITAB complete merger

21/12/2021

CIWM has confirmed the successful completion of its merger with WAMITAB, a move designed to strengthen the provision of fit-for-purpose qualifications in the resources and waste management sector.

Coventry bin lorry drivers strike proposal ‘impractical’

15/12/2021

Coventry City Council has rejected a union proposal that bin lorry drivers work for one hour and then go on strike for another hour.

Leeds council puts aside extra £5m to deal with household waste

13/12/2021

Leeds City Council has been forced to set aside an extra £5m to deal with the increase in household waste requiring collection and disposal during the pandemic.

Councils dealing with record amount of fly-tipping

09/12/2021

A charity has called for a review of the licensing scheme for waste carriers after new figures showed fly-tipping has reached an all-time high.

Veolia and Suez merger criticised by competition authority

08/12/2021

The merger of Veolia and Suez could lead to a loss of competition in the supply of several waste and water management services in the UK, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Council sets up ‘arms-length’ business to deliver key services

03/12/2021

East Suffolk Council is to create a Local Authority Trading Company (LATCo) to help it deliver key council services.

Waste sector 'overlooked ' at COP26

03/11/2021

The waste and resources industry has been 'overlooked and left with no seat at the table' at COP26 this week, the president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management has warned.

c-trace takes the pain out of setting up RFID chip operations

30/09/2021

Waste management operators can be reluctant to adopt large scale RFID projects. c-trace’s UK Sales Director Ian Martin tells LAPV why they should overcome their reservations.

Urbaser continues growth with J&B Recycling acquisition

26/08/2021

Cheltenham based environmental services company, Urbaser Ltd, has confirmed the acquisition of J&B Recycling, a waste management company operating in the North East of England.

Re-Gen Waste ‘delighted’ to win first Welsh contract

16/08/2021

Re-Gen Waste in Newry, Northern Ireland, is ‘absolutely delighted’ to have won its first Welsh contract.

Urbaser uses latest software to deliver paperless commercial collection service

01/07/2021

Urbaser Commercial Services Ltd (ULCS) is using the latest software and technology to deliver efficient, paperless commercial collection service. LAPV finds out more.

Reconomy win waste and recycling contract with ITM Power

29/04/2021

Sheffield hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, has appointed Reconomy to manage its waste and recycling services at its Gigafactory near Meadowhall.

South Ayrshire Council switches to live camera systems

28/04/2021

South Ayrshire Council has switched to live camera systems that are remotely monitored and health-checked after a spate of faulty vehicle cameras and unrecorded footage on waste and recycling vehicles.

Essex-based waste management company invests in 15 new Hyva skiploaders

16/04/2021

Essex-based skip hire and recycling company Dunmow Waste Management has invested in 15 new Hyva skiploaders.

Urbaser expands UK portfolio with six new contracts

14/01/2021

Environmental services company Urbaser Ltd has announced that it is acquiring six waste management contracts from Amey, with a portfolio value of over £30m per annum.

FCC Environment launches 2021/2023 graduate programme

09/11/2020

FCC Environment, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies, has launched a new UK-wide graduate programme as it looks to attract and retain the managers of the future.

REMONDIS UK gets first FEL with c-trace dynamic weighing system

09/11/2020

The first REMONDIS UK FEL waste collection vehicle fitted with c-trace’s dynamic weighing system has been delivered to the company’s site at Doncaster.

London waste company upgrades fleet to help improve air quality

12/10/2020

The waste management company Brewsters Waste is upgrading its fleet of refuse vehicles to help reduce air pollution in the capital and meet new low emissions regulations.

Biffa cuts £200,000 per year from transmission servicing costs

30/07/2020

Biffa’s UK fleet cuts £200,000 per year from transmission servicing costs with Allison Transmission’s help.

Bin weighing in Oxford saves thousands

06/05/2020

Oxford City Council and a local college have reduced the amount of rubbish going to landfill and saved thousands of pounds in the process thanks to Vehicle Weighing Solution bin weighing system.

Councils urged to provide data on waste services during Covid-19

01/04/2020

Local authorities have been urged to provide regular information on the impact Covid-19 is having on waste services.

Waste operators call for ‘performance penalty’ relief to keep services running

20/03/2020

Waste operators have asked to be excused from performance penalties from the councils they have contracts with as part of the effort to keep services running during the pandemic.

Peterborough recycling centre cuts fly-tipping by 25%

25/02/2020

Peterborough’s new recycling centre is celebrating a successful first year which has seen fly-tipping decrease by a quarter.

Birmingham City Council considers ‘overhaul’ of rubbish collection service

05/02/2020

A review of the city council’s waste management service has warned that the local authority’s older vehicles are likely to result in higher fuel consumption, greater emissions and increases in maintenance costs.

Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector

02/12/2019

Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) looks at the impact of electric vehicles on the public

Roar Techmedia purchases RWM from the Prysm Group

02/12/2019

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. 

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