Government promises, vital to the depressed construction industry and made some months ago are not being kept. Many Local Government Waste Management contracts are also late. Just when will the government wake up to the need to get the construction industry working again?
The Waster has been blogging since the summer of 2005. Since then the WordPress Blogging platform has been refined and improved, but the Waster put off tackling an update. Until now!! The old look has now been digitally consigned to the trash bin, and we have a whole new look for the Autumn. We hope […]
May 2 — Wastequip, a Cleveland-based company that manufactures equipment and containers for use in the waste handling industry, has announced a restructuring plan that will close several older plants while implementing environmental initiatives.The company hopes the efforts will reduce costs, energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. Wastequip operates 35 manufacturing facilities nationwide. The company […]
Global Landfill Mining Conference and Exhibition London Wednesday 17 September 2008 ‘Treasure from Trash’ Register your interest in attending now – click on the link below. ——————————————————————————– From its origins in the 1950s, Landfill Mining is an idea whose time has come. Even aside from their valuable methane resources, landfills should now be seen as […]
The Environment Agency has released a consultation assessing the diversion of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) from MBT. The consultation concerns the sampling and testing needed to achieve adequate quantitative monitoring of the reduction in biodegradability in the treated BMW. The consultation should be available shortly at: The Environment Agency’s current consultations page.
The Waster would like to take this opportunity to wish you the seasons greetings and a prosperous New Year. The Wasters Blog subscriber base has grown by about 30% during the year – so clearly this blog (and blogger!) is providing a useful service. As we have a lot of international subscribers we will continue […]
The UK’s Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) has announced the launch of two new training courses: ‘Local Environmental Management (Streetscene)’ and ‘Waste Carriers and Related Controls’. They have also re-launched 3 additional courses, ‘Leachate Monitoring’ (developed and delivered by Howard Robinson), ‘Introduction to Waste Legislation’, and ‘Geology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology for Waste Management Facilities’. For […]
CHECK MATE? WASTE STRATEGY SEMINAR Monday 25 June 2007 at Hamilton House, London. For further details see http://www.ciwm.co.uk/strategy or e-mail the events department on firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01604 620426 ARE WEEE SORTED? Monday 9 July 2007 at The Crown Plaza Hotel, Birmingham. For further details see http://www.ciwm.co.uk/weee or e-mail the events department on email@example.com. Tel. 01604 […]
Cheshire county council yesterday unveiled a list of 13 companies in the running for its largest ever contract, a PFI-backed waste deal worth £1 billion. The companies will now engage in competitive dialogue with the waste disposal authority with the expectation of appointing a preferred bidder in autumn 2008. Cheshire’s PFI bidders: – Amey Ventures […]