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First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Pickles announces £5m recycling fund

By A new £5 million recycling fund will be made available to councils that continue to offer weekly collections, Secretary of State Eric Pickles announced today (August 29).The scheme is aimed at helping councils increase their recycling rates by offering ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Charity round-up

SITA UK raises nearly £90,000 for cancer charitySITA UK has raised almost £90,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support following a year of fundraising events, including a 2,400-mile cycle relay.Staff at the waste management firm have been participating in bake ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

SITA secures Essex RDF contract

By Michael HolderWaste management firm SITA UK has been awarded a contract to handle and export refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced at Essex county council’s mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility, which is currently under construction in Bas ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Northern Ireland sees fall in carrier bag use

By The number of carrier bags issued to consumers in Northern Ireland may have fallen by around 70% in the 12 months after the introduction of a levy on single use bags, Northern Ireland’s Department of Environment has claimed.Figures based on data supplied ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Applying the TEEP test

Peter Jones, senior consultant at Eunomia looks at the steps councils are taking to ensure that their collection services meet technical, environmental, economic and practicability (TEEP) requirements.Can there still be anyone involved in managing local ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Amber Valley considering garden waste U-turn

By Michael HolderResidents in the Derbyshire district of Amber Valley could see a return to paid-for garden waste collections with the council seeking to hold a consultation on service changes in a bid to cut costs.A cabinet report on the current free-to-use ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Bradford outlines alternatives to shelved EfW plant

By The future of Bradford’s waste strategy is to be discussed at a council committee meeting next week, after its proposed 25-year PFI project was officially scrapped in February.Members of Bradford metropolitan district council’s environment and waste ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Banbridge hails impact of four-weekly residual trial

By Banbridge district council in Northern Ireland is to move around 60% of its households to a four-weekly collection service for residual waste, after hailing the ‘staggering’ impact of a trial of the scheme on recycling rates for 1,800 homes.The district ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Union calls for strike action over Kier pay row

Trade union GMB is calling for strike action against Kier Refuse Services over a pay dispute involving the firm’s waste collection contract in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.The union has organised a strike ballot for its 45 members employed by Kier in ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Waste expert advises ‘time limit’ for LOI tests

By A leading waste expert has recommended a 14-day time limit for transfer station operators to receive their loss on ignition test results under new rules proposed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC).Paul Levett, director at Waste Transition Ltd ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

The race to 50%

Paul Vanston, manager of the Kent Resource Partnership, outlines the challenge in reaching the 50% by 2020 recycling target.20 years of progress resulted in performance of 44.2% recycling and composting in 2013.  Our industry has worked incredibly hard ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Worker asphyxiated at NES Blaise Farm site

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a 39-year-old worker, who was killed at New Earth Solutions’ Blaise Farm Quarry site in Kent on August 9.The inquest last week into the fatality heard that Neville Watson, an industrial cleaner ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 22 2014]
Entities: Workers, COMPOST, Inquest

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"The contract will ensure that the residual waste from this facility is treated in the most cost effective and environmentally sound way."
"Any significant change to the service, such as introducing a chargeable service, is likely to lead to a reduction in the number of customers on the service, will result in a deterioration of the Council’s recycling and composting rate and may also have a detrimental effect on overall satisfaction levels with the refuse and recycling services."
Ms Mason added: "This historical issue at its most recent affected the industry back in 2009. Kier is committed to fair and transparent recruitment of employees, and to ensuring that pre-employment vetting processes are not only legal, but follow industry best practice."
"The LOI testing protocol should seek to be representative of the load as a whole. If sample sizes are too small, the results may not be representative even if samples are extracted from multiple parts of the load."

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Charity round-up [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 29 2014]
SITA secures Essex RDF contract [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 29 2014]
Pickles announces £5m recycling fund [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 29 2014]
Applying the TEEP test [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
Amber Valley considering garden waste U-turn [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
Northern Ireland sees fall in carrier bag use [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
Bradford outlines alternatives to shelved EfW p... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 28 2014]
Union calls for strike action over Kier pay row [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 26 2014]
Waste expert advises ‘time limit’ for LOI tests [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 26 2014]
Banbridge hails impact of four-weekly residual ... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 26 2014]
The race to 50% [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 22 2014]
Worker asphyxiated at NES Blaise Farm site [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 22 2014]
Dutch EfW tax ‘unlikely to harm UK RDF trade’ [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 22 2014]
Oxford flats recycling row escalates [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 22 2014]
News in brief [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 21 2014]
Shanks secures funding for Sinfin EfW contract [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 21 2014]
Bristol to ‘keep close eye’ on Boomeco wood deal [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 20 2014]
Firm guilty of waste licence breaches in Falkirk [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 20 2014]
Tyre sector ‘ignored’ in waste fire consultation [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 20 2014]
More Derby streets could lose recycling service [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 19 2014]
Odour leads to Cambs IVC permit suspension [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 19 2014]
Plastics recyclers call for split PRN target [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 19 2014]
News in brief [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 18 2014]
Food waste gets Commonwealth gold [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 15 2014]
Veolia launches appeal over Pickles’ Herts deci... [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 15 2014]
News in brief [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 15 2014]
Scottish firm warns over waste regs compliance [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 15 2014]
Grundon plans £1m street sweepings recycling plant [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 15 2014]
Mild winter sees MVV Energie profits dip [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 15 2014]
Veolia rallies against ‘more unnecessary bins’ [Published Lets Recycle - Aug 14 2014]
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