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Ashford hopes to climb up recycling table

New service beefs up Ashford's recycling rate

Shifting from a black-sack weekly collection service to a new bin system has helped Ashford Borough Council to boost its recycling rate from 14% to 52%.

Biffa will acquire all of Shanks' UK Solid Waste business with the exception of Elstow and Kettering and Blochairn

Biffa snaps up Shanks for £9.5m

Shanks has agreed to sell the majority of its UK solid waste business to Biffa. The purchase, set at £9.5m and subject to regulatory approvals, is due to be completed by the end the year.

The tender process has cost NLWA £21m, but the new strategy could save £900m over the life of the abandoned contracts

North London drops £3bn waste contracts

The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has ditched plans to procure two major waste contracts worth a combined £3bn.

WRAP publishes latest waste management charges

WRAP has today published its latest Gate Fees report, which aims to increase price transparency and improve efficiency in the waste management market.

Waste sector to invest £7bn to become circular economy 'enabler'

Significant investment in infrastructure will be the focus of the waste industry for the next five years, as demand for resource-led treatment solutions grows.

Woking Council targets schools for food waste drive

Woking Borough Council has extended its dedicated food waste service for flats to the majority of its schools in a bid to increase overall recycling rates.

Rolling out the bins: waste contractors to be more transparent about their prices

New regulatory system for waste contractors in Ireland

A new waste management policy was launched yesterday in Ireland to give householders a greater say in who collects their rubbish.

Tandridge Council first to adopt regional waste framework

Tandridge District Council has become the first local authority to commit to a framework that aims to save council waste departments collective costs of up to £85m.

Quentin Maxwell-Jackson speaking at the report's official launch in Birmingham

AD lobby calls for landfill ban on food waste

A ban on food waste to landfill must be put into effect if anaerobic digestion (AD) is to reach its potential of powering 2.5 million homes by 2020.

Councils not reinvesting waste profits in recycling

Local authorities do not have the money to invest in recycling despite securing more lucrative waste contracts off the back of increased material prices.

Fortunes hang in the balance with the GIB (Credit: yampi / Shutterstock.com)

Green Investment Bank - a bang or a whimper?

Waste may be favoured under the Green Investment Bank's remit, but don't get your hopes up yet, cautions Peter Jones

In brief: energy-from-waste contract news

Latest deals centre around Wales' first combined heat and power (CHP) energy-from-waste (EfW) facility and a multi-fuel generation plant in Yorkshire.

What about this lot?

While the new-build sector gears up for the 2016 zero-carbon challenge, it is the other 95% of buildings that already exist that will prove a much tougher nut to crack. Tom Idle met with Land Securities Trillium, the UK's largest property manager, to find out what can be done. "There's nothing complicated in managing buildings properly," he is told

Bridging the gap

RPS principal consultant Claudia Amos and consultant David Rodgers study ways of determining end markets and uses for waste-derived products

Thermal treatment of waste gets heated

Director of science at The Natural Step (TNS), Dr Mark Everard identifies the sustainability challenges facing advanced thermal treatment technologies.

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