Waste from Notting Hill Carnival could power 80,000 hot showers
Westminster City Council are expecting to collect around 200 tonnes of waste from Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, which, if converted correctly will generate enough energy to power 80,000 showers.
New resource minister praises councils for litter-free streets
Defra's new resource management minister has applauded local authorities for helping to make England's streets cleaner.
Doubts raised over CBI '£190m waste savings' claim
Outsourcing more waste management services could save local authorities up to £190m according to the CBI, although some have questioned whether the figures stack up.
In brief: reprocessing technology news
Two major reprocessors have announced advancements in specialist recovery solutions for waste batteries, road sweepings and gully arisings.
Dennis Eagle nets wide range of orders
Dennis Eagle has recorded success across a wide range of customers in recent months. After having supplied its first Elite chassis into the fleet of Premier Waste Management in February 2003, the fulfilment of an order by the RCV manufacturer last month (January) for two Huffermann FELs brings the vehicle intake figure to 32 in just under 12 months.
New ideas shine at the Paignton parade
Waste management professionals attending the CIWM Torbay 2003 Exhibition were offered an array of new solutions and technology to tackle environmental and waste problems, ranging from new street cleansing machines and RCVs (see LAWE July 2003) to software and containers.
Tower Hamlets Council choose twenty RVS Refuse Vehicles to help spearhead borough clean-up campaign.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council have hired twenty RVS refuse vehicles to support their cleansing contractor Cleanaway Ltd. The new vehicles will be used to replace an expired fleet, which was used on a previous contract. The seven year deal with RVS includes full maintenance of the fleet.