Category Archives: Waste Management

03Aug

Views sought on revised Duty of Care guidance

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

Revised guidance on how to comply with the waste Duty of Care has been launched for consultation by the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Government. Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, anyone who handles household, commercial or industrial waste (known as ‘controlled waste’) has a ‘Duty of Care’…

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03Aug

SafeGarage Waste

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

In September 2014, Business Textile Services Ltd (BTS) launched their 4-SafeWiper Service for the automotive and engineering sectors. Almost without exception, companies in the automotive sector who have seen or trialled the wiper service really like it. However, some have found it difficult to work out the cost saving as their waste cleaning cloths were bundled in…

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03Aug

Review set to reduce Defra’s budget

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

Government departments including the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) have been asked to prepare for spending cuts of up to 40% over the next four years as the Government looks to slash spending in Whitehall by £20 billion. In a move which is likely to hit Defra’s work on waste, Chancellor George…

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03Aug

Government seeks to cut red tape in waste sector

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

A review to identify unnecessary barriers to growth and productivity in the waste sector has been launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The department is seeking evidence of barriers in the law, how it is implemented and enforcement activity which is carried out on the ground. The review is part of the…

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03Aug

MRF data published

Posted on 3rd August, 2015

Input and output tonnages at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) across England and Wales have been published for the first time by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). The data, which covers the months October to December 2014, is the first set published under new sampling and reporting obligations for MRF operators receiving more than…

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01Jul

Landfill tax revenue tops £1 billion

Posted on 1st July, 2015

Over £1.1 billion was raised by the Treasury through Landfill Tax in 2014, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figure is almost 10 times the income of £113 million generated from the tax when it was first introduced in 1996. The landfill tax was initially set up to help…

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01Jul

Tougher fines given out for pollution offences

Posted on 1st July, 2015

Waste companies have been warned that they could face fines equivalent to 100% of their pre-tax profits if convicted of pollution offences in future. The warning from the Environment Agency comes after the Court of Appeal upheld a £250,000 fine for Thames Water Utilities Ltd in June for polluting a nature reserve. While the judgement…

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06Dec

Here to help

Posted on 6th December, 2013

It is often the case that when a collection is requested, it is to address an immediate problem, however, in many cases when WasteCare arrives, the driver can instantly identify a number of other waste streams ready for collection. This was the case recently when a large aviation manufacturer requested 2 collections for rags and…

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11Nov

Helping power the UK

Posted on 11th November, 2013

Although there has been recent controversy surrounding the country’s struggling energy infrastructure, there is no doubt that energy companies are investing heavily in new capacity. In the past few months WasteCare has seen the benefit of this growth, securing collection contracts with 20 new energy sites spread across the British Isles. The recycling service incorporates…

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09Sep

Ollecco bio-fuel powers WasteCare’s eco-bus

Posted on 9th September, 2013

The Silver Lady is making her inaugural outing as WasteCare’s ambassador for recycling and reuse at this week’s RWM exhibition.  To make sure she does as she preaches the 1961 Routemaster is now fuelled on 100% bio-fuel, generously supplied by Olleco. The bio-fuel is refined from used vegetable oils and chicken fat, collected by WasteCare…

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