09Apr

‘Challenging’ 2019 WEEE targets confirmed

Posted on 9th April, 2019

Producer compliance schemes for waste electrical and electronic equipment will need to collect an additional 58,000 tonnes to meet targets for 2019, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said. Target levels for 2019 were confirmed in March – having been initially proposed in February. Defra has set an overall collection target of…

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09Apr

Call for councils to decide waste collections frequency

Posted on 9th April, 2019

Councils should be allowed to have “freedom of choice” over the frequency of residual waste collections, one local authority expert has said.  The suggestion came from Emma Beal, managing director of the West London Waste Authority (WLWA), at a conference in March. It is thought Ms Beal reflects the views of a number of authorities…

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09Apr

Strategy costs to be examined by committee of MPs

Posted on 9th April, 2019

A committee of MPs is to probe the potential impact of the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy on local authority finances.  The inquiry by the Commons’ Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, announced on Friday (22 March), will examine how the strategy could impact on council services and costs. Defra’s long-anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy…

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09Apr

WasteCare in Sunday Times Top 100 private companies

Posted on 9th April, 2019

The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks the WasteCare Group as Britain’s 53rd private company with the fastest growth and profits over the last three years. The league table is compiled by Fast Track and was published as a supplement in last Sunday’s Times. We are very proud to be amongst some…

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09Apr

MEPs agree single-use plastic measures

Posted on 9th April, 2019

The European Parliament has approved legislation which paves the way for a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029, as well as a full ban on many single-use plastic products from 2021. The proposals were passed at the end of March by MEPs, with 560 votes in favour and 35 against.  The UK has…

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09Apr

Guidance in sight for used Lithium Ion batteries

Posted on 9th April, 2019

Sector-led guidance is being prepared to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. The AATF (Approved Authorised Treatment Facility) Forum – which represents treatment facility operators in the WEEE sector – and the waste sector body the ESA are working on projects to reduce the risk of…

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